Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions February 5, 2021 by Robert J. Avrech 5 Comments “I don’t feel like I’m really in the public eye because I feel like I’m one of the public.”—Cloris Leachman, RIP (1926 – 2021) Her most memorable role was as the neglected housewife in The Last Picture Show, 1971, for which she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Seriously Art Deco. Martini glass on elevator doors at the Chicago Board of Trade Building, 1929 Drexel Institute of Technology’s Girls’ Rifle Team, Philadelphia, 1925 Robert J. AvrechCardiff Avenue the Painting Not the Avenue, 2020 – 2021acrylic on linen: 20 x 20 in. Irving PennLarge Sleeve (Sunny Harnett) New York, 1951 Linda Darnell, when not busy being a movie star, was a talented artist. Here, she works with pastels on a portrait of Clark Gable, 1948. “I think a performer should do his work and then shut up.”—Richard Widmark (1914 – 2008) His most memorable role was as Skip McCoy, the pickpocket, in Pickup on South Street, 1953. Movie theater on the outskirts of Naples, Italy, 1956 Rick McGinnisMy View, 2020 Harold ChapmanBrother and Sister with a Baguette, Paris, Undated 1929 Ruxton Model C sedan with, yikes! the original colors. “I think when you begin to think of yourself as having achieved something, then there’s nothing left for you to work towards. I want to believe that there is a mountain so high that I will spend my entire life striving to reach the top of it.”—Cicely Tyson, RIP (1924=2021) Her most memorable role was in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, 1974, which won her a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress. Gustac Klimt (1862 – 1918)Portrait of Mada Primavesi c. 1912oil on canvas: 150 x 101.5 cm Remote learning by radio during the Polio epidemic of 1937. The Upside Down Watch by Ludovic Ballouard will either delight you or induce a panic attack, all for $89,000.00. The first train station in Beverly Hills, California, was located at Santa Monica Boulevard and Canon Drive, 1910. The Kammerzell House in Strasbourg, Germany, is one of the most ornate and well preserved buildings in late Gothic architecture. Built in the 1400s, it was renovated in the 1600s. This sleek Art Deco set for Our Dancing Daughters, 1928, was designed by legendary art director/set designer, Cedric Gibbons. The film made Joan Crawford a star. Cartier ring watch of onyx and diamonds, 1920s. A World War I American soldier on a U.S. made Harley-Davidson, 1918. The United States deployed more than 20,000 Indian and Harley-Davidson motorcycles overseas. An Israeli soldier models the latest make-up. Sixteen year-old Loretta Young, 1929. Maayan Ariel wishes all our friends and relatives the best Shabbat Ever.