Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions January 8, 2021 by Robert J. Avrech 13 Comments “If I had to do it all over again, I’d go into genetic medicine.”—Dawn Wells, RIP (1938 – 2020) Edward HopperTwo Puritans, 1945Oil on canvas: 76.2 X 101.6 cmPrivate collection In 1964 Ringo Starr took a picture of five high school students who had skipped class to see The Beatles in concert. Fifty years later the students reunited and recreated the photo. Rick McGinnis2559 Bloor St. West, Toronto, July 2020From his series: Art Deco Toronto Steve McQueen on location for the motorcycle chase scene for The Great Escape, 1963. Joan Bennett in Secret Beyond the Door, 1947Screenplay by Silvia Richards, Story by Rufus King Robert J. Avrech“Pico Boulevard; the Painting Not the Boulevard” acrylic on linen: 36 X 24 inches, 2020 Brigitte Bardot, age 12, waiting at her ballet class, 1946. Edgar Degas (French, 1834–1917)Waiting c. 1882Pastel on paperHeight: 19.01 in; Width: 24.01 in.Collection: Getty Center “The best movie you’ll ever be in is your own life because that’s what matters in the end.”—Tina Louise (born Tina Blacker; 1934) Jean-Honoré Fragonard (French, 1732 -1806)Young Girl Reading, c. 1769oil on canvas31 x 25 1/2 in. Photo by Walter S. Myers, Halfway Down, 1937 Imagine walking through a museum and coming face to face with, well, yourself—perhaps from another life—in a 100 year old painting by William Bouguereau, The Broken Pitcher, 1891. Julian WasserWhiskey A Go-GoWest Hollywood, 1964Love the Jag! The Konstatin Chaykin Cinema wrist watch should be wrapped around my wrist. However, even if you can find one on the pre-owned market the cost is stratospheric. Ava Gardner in a snapshot taken by a fan, 1940s. “The Dyckman House, now the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum, is the oldest remaining farmhouse on Manhattan island, a vestige of New York City’s rural past. The Dutch Colonial-style farmhouse was built by William Dyckman, c.1785, and was originally part of over 250 acres of farmland owned by the family. It is now located in a small park at the corner of Broadway and 204th Street in Inwood, Manhattan.” “Gilligan’s Island is wherever you want it to be in your mind.”—Bob Denver (1935 -2005) Frank Weston Benson (American; 1862–1951)In Summer, 1887oil on canvas mounted on panelHeight: 24 in; Width: 20.8 in.The model is Ellen Perry Peirson, whom Benson married a year after painting this portrait. Ida WymanSnap, Crackle, Pop,The Bronx, New York, 1946 1949 Jaguar XK 120 Alloy Roadster This is a snapshot of my parents, Rabbi Abraham Avrech z’l, and Mina née Keiler, z’l. Soon after they were married, my father, a Chaplin in the 42nd Rainbow Division, was stationed in Texas, where this picture was taken, 1945. Charlotte Birdie wishes all our friends and relatives the best Shabbat ever.