Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions February 19, 2021 by Robert J. Avrech 13 Comments “I thought Marilyn Monroe was the most beautiful woman in the world and Elizabeth Taylor breathtaking. But, when I see myself on the screen I say, ‘Oh shoot! What are they talking about?’”—Farrah Fawcett (born Ferrah Leni Fawcett; 1947 – 2009) Georg Achen (Denmark, 1860 – 1912)Interior, 1901oil on canvas 65.5 X 48.5 cm. John DrysdaleGirls Sheep Racing on a Farm, UK, 1969 Rick McGinnisThe Dark HedgesIreland, 2017 Disneyland employee cafeteria, 1961 The Coleman House in Seattle was built in 1906. Elvis Presley, 23, reports for duty at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, March 24, 1958. “I had to leave [Hollywood] to survive, it was a survival issue. I lost a sense of who I truly was and what I stood for. I fought all the time back in Hollywood to keep my identity so you do whatever you have to do to hold on to who you are and what you stand for… I kept feeling like I was going deeper and deeper, lost in almost like a quicksand, where it’s swallowing you up, your own personality, and I’d started to wonder who I am. I realized I needed to save myself.”—Kim Novak (born Marilyn Pauline “Kim” Novak, February 13, 1933) John DrysdaleFootloose, 1978 Édouard Manet (France, 1832 – 1883)Before the Mirror, 1876oil on canvas: 93 X 71.6 cm. Rick McCloskeyCalifornia Dreamin’ on Van Nuys Boulevard, 1972 1928 Cadillac V8 341-A Dual Cowl Phaeton “I don’t think actresses’ lives in general are very good.”—Claire Bloom (born England, Patricia Claire Blume, originally Blumenthal, 1931) Cecilia Beaux (America, 1855 – 1942)Sita and Sarita, Portrait of [the artist’s cousin] Sarah Allibone Leavitt, 1893 – 1894oil on canvas: 44 5/8 X 33 in. John DrysdaleMy Greatest Friend, 1986 Robert J. Avrech“Myrna Drive #2 Because UPS Destroyed, Absolutely Vandalized Myrna Drive #1”Acrylic on linen: width: 48 inches, length: 36 inches, 2021 Steve McQueen and his wife Neile at their Palm Springs home, 1963.Photo by John Dominis The nicely named “Timeless” wrist watch by Vario is a wonderful fusion of Art Deco and steam punk. More here. Two female IDF soldiers pray at the Kotel, the Western Wall, Jerusalem. Maayan Ariel wishes all our friends and relatives the best Shabbat ever.