Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions February 12, 2021 by Robert J. Avrech 5 Comments “I think anger does fuel a successful acting career. To play the great roles, you have to learn how to blaze.”—Christopher Plummer, RIP, Canadian, 1929 – 2021 Frederick Simpson Coburn (Canadian, 1871 – 1960)The Letter, 1905oil on canvas: 62.23 x 77.47 cm.Private collection Photo by Robert Doisneau, Paris, 1947 Rick McGinnisIreland, 2016 The epitome of Art Deco style: Helen Twelvetrees, a star of the early 1930′s, in a nightgown by Gwen Wakeling. Nablus Gate, Jerusalem “I’m so many people. They shock me sometimes. I wish it was just me.”—Marilyn Monroe The Garrick S 4 is a stunning wrist watch that harkens to an age of easy elegance. Produced in England, each watch is made to order. The price is surprisingly affordable—by the insane standards of high horology. For a complete review go here. December, 1918 The U.S. Army 39th regiment wear masks to prevent flu in Seattle, Washington. They are on their way to fight in the bloody fields of France. Harriet Backer (Norwegian 1845 -1932)Evening, Interior, 1890oil on canvas: 54 x 66 cm An as yet unknown Clark Gable (far left) as “Jake the Reporter” in the first Broadway staging of Chicago!, 1927 Built in 1924, the American Radiator Building, 40 West 40th Street, New York City, combines Gothic and modern styles. “Every time I get a script it’s a matter of trying to know what I could do with it. I see colors, imagery. It has to have a smell. It’s like falling in love. You can’t give a reason why.”—Paul Newman 1921 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost. Captain Dwight D. Eisenhower at Camp Colt, Pennsylvania, 1918. “The Lights and Shadows of Manhattan” Art Deco coffee service designed by Erik Magnussen for Gorham, with silver gilt and ivory; 1927. Willi Ruge (German, 1892-1961)Self-portrait from earthworm perspective c. 1927, or an early selfie. Charlotte Birdie wishes all our friends and relatives the best Shabbat ever.