Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions November 27, 2020 by Robert J. Avrech 7 Comments “To my surprise, I discovered that I could act, and I liked it even better than boxing.”—John Garfield (born Jacob Julius Garfinkle, 1913 – 1952) Fritz von Uhde“By the Window”1890-91oil on canvas 80.5 cm X 65.5 cmStädel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany Rick McGinnis experiments with Hurrell style Hollywood lighting for this portrait of his beautiful wife, Kathleen, 1999. Several years ago, American watch industry veteran Barry Cohen—he ran Luminox for a while—founded a new watch brand called Szanto. His idea was simple: offer watch lovers classic designs with robust mechanical movements at an affordable price. The latest offering from Szanto is the Automatic Officer Classic Round 6304 watch, an Art Deco inspired wrist watch that sells for $375.00 Check out their clever website. Edward WestonPepper #30, 1930 Here’s the Kuntshofpassage of Dresden, Germany. When the rain falls, this colorful drain and gutter system turns into a whimsical musical instrument. “I got started dancing because I knew it was one way to meet girls.”—Gene Kelly (born Eugene Curran Kelly, 1912 – 1996) Henri de Toulouse-LautrecLa Toilette (Celle qui se peigne)1891oil on board: H 58 x W 46 cm. Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford Esther BubleyChildren at Play, New York City,1948 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 B Le Mans “We’re all forgotten sooner or later. But not films. That’s all the memorial we should need or hope for.”—Burt Lancaster (born Burton Stephen Lancaster, 1913 – 1994) Mary Cassatt“On a Balcony”1878-1879oil on canvas, 89.9 x 65.2 cmArt Institute of Chicago Kathie: “I don’t want to die.“Jeff: “Neither do I, baby, but if I have to, I’m going to die last.”Robert Mitchum and Jane Greer in Out of the Past (1947).Screenplay by Daniel MainwaringBased on the novel “Build My Gallows High” by Daniel Mainwaring Esther BubleyMan on a Train Platform New York City, 1951 Gene Kelly, Burt Lancaster, and John Garfield at a charity softball game, 1948 Rothchild Pentateuch1296Made in France or Germany, Ink, gold, and tempera colors on parchment, 10 13/16 X 8 1/4 in. The J. Paul Getty Museum Lielle, Maayan, and Livia wish all our friends and relatives the best Shabbat ever.