Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions November 13, 2020 by Robert J. Avrech 5 Comments “I never take any notice of reviews — unless a critic has thought up some new way of describing me. That old one about my lizard eyes and anteater nose and the way I sleep my way through pictures is so hackneyed now.”—Robert Mitchum American model and actress Anita Colby poses with store mannequins. Colby was nicknamed “The Face”. She was one of the highest paid models of her era. In 1936 she appeared on the covers of fifteen magazines in a single month. Her film work is less notable.Photo by Nina Leen, 1954 Harriet Backer (Norway, 1845–1932)Blue Interior1883oil on canvasDimensions: w66 x h84 cmThe National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Norway Actor Russ Tamblyn (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Peyton Place, West Side Story) on the beach with his girlfriend, actress Venetia Stevenson. According to Life Magazine, where this photo first appeared in 1955, Tamblyn is performing a “love-propelled backflip.” Tamblyn and Stevenson married in 1956 and divorced in 1957. Tamblyn is now 85 years old.Photo by Allan Grant Citizen, a Japanese brand, manufactures robust watches at reasonable prices. The ProMaster Marine NY0071-81EE has a SuperTitanium case and bracelet, and a work-horse automatic movement. The watch also meets tough dive watch standards. The case is solid and light, the black dial is high contrast and features a day-date complication. At about $490.00 this is a great value proposition. “Hollywood is too deadly serious about the wrong things, and too flippant about the really important ones. We build our lives on the silly, tinsel elements of our work and we have practically no contact with the realities. In short, we’re fools, but there are so many of us crowded into one community that any attempt at change is swamped.”—Mary Astor Babe Ruth, on Babe Ruth Day, April 27, 1947. “The Bambino” passed away in 1948.Photo by Ralph Crane The Human American Eagle, made up of 12, 500 officers, nurses and men at Camp Gordon, in Atlanta Ga, 1918. Rick McGinnisRed Sky at NightToronto, 2020@awaywithacamera William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Sunset Boulevard, 1950Written by Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, D. M. Marshman Jr. “If it’s true that men are such beasts, this must account for the fact that most women are animal lovers.”—Doris Day Nik BarteBiorythmes, 2020@nikbarte BMW 328 Roadster, 1936 Louis Stettner (1922-2016)Coming to America, 1951 The kitchen in artist Claude Monet’s home, Giverny France. Gianni BoradoriThe Girl With the Bubbles@gianniboradori Livia Yarden wishes all our friends and relatives the best Shabbat ever.