Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions January 15, 2021 by Robert J. Avrech 8 Comments “I was never pretty, never really popular. I was lanky and funny looking.”—Tanya Roberts, (born Victoria Leigh Blum, 1955 – 2021) RIP Wassily KandinskyMurnau, View From the Window of the Griesbrau, 1908oil on cardboard, 49.8 X 69.6 cm. Elvis signs autographs for fans in Germany, 1959. Legendary BMW 507 Photo by Vivien Maier Robert J. AvrechMyrna Drive the Painting Not the Drive, 2020acrylic on canvas: height: 36 in. width: 48 in. “It’s a chain of accidents. When you step into Hollywood, you wind yourself into thousands of chains of accidents. If all of the thousands happen to come out exactly right-and the chance of that figures out to be one in eight million-then you’ll be a star.”—Clark Gable (born William Clark Gable, 1901 – 1960) Rosalba Carriera (Venice, Italy, 1675–1757)Self-portrait holding a portrait of her sisterDate: 1715 or 1709pastel on paperHeight: 27.9 in., Width: 22.4 in. James Naismith, (Canadian-American, 1861 – 1939) inventor of basketball, practicing with his wife, 1928. A seizure-inducing apartment building in Tel Aviv. Known as ‘House On The Boardwalk, 2 Trumpeldor Street was designed by architect Tzvi Harel, “They always thought of me as The Oomph Girl. I could never convince them that I could act.”—Ann Sheridan (born Clara Lou Sheridan, 1915 – 1967) Rick McGinnisPall Mall Apartments, 3110-3112 Yonge. St., August, 2020. To see more of Rick’s project, Art Deco Toronto, go here. The haunting concluding image of the film noir classic, “The Big Combo” starring Cornel Wilde and Jean Wallace, 1955. Bulova is making a comeback with the Joseph Bulova collection, an Art Deco inspired line of fine Swiss made mechanical wrist watches. More here. Julian WasserSurfers, Malibu,1962 Charlotte Birdie, 5 months old, wishes all our friends and relatives the best Shabbat ever.