Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions February 26, 2021 by Robert J. Avrech 8 Comments “It is possible to follow your dreams with integrity, courtesy, equity, and humanity.”—Donna Reed (born Donna Belle Mullenger; 1921 – 1986) Lars Jorde (Norway, 1865 -1939The Kitchen at Smestad, 1903-1904oil on canvas: 65 X 95 cm Photo by John Drysdale Rolex Fan Boys and Girls prepare to drool!Rolex Day Date 228206 Platinum Blue Dial Roman Numeral 40MM 2020 (37116). Rolex 228206 Day Date Platinum 40mm, platinum case with a platinum President bracelet, automatic Rolex caliber 3255 movement, quickset day and date function, 70-hour power reserve, COSC, ice blue glacier dial with quadrant motif and blue Roman numeral hour markers, sapphire crystal, screw down crown, size 40mm, like new with box and papers dated 2020. $66,500 at The European Watch Company. Autocamping, near Denver, Colorado, 1918. Walter Dorwin Teague“Bluebird” Radio, Model No. 566designed circa 1934Produced by Sparton Corporation, Jackson, MichiganMirrored glass, chromium-plated metal, fabric, painted wood14¼ x 14½ x 7 in. “Despite my success, there should be a law against anyone using that phrase – ‘you ought to be in the movies.’ It has broken more hearts and wrecked more lives than any other seven words.”—Merle Oberon (born Estelle Merle O’Brien Thompson; 1911 – 1979) Hans Holbein the Younger(Germany, 1497 – 1543)Portrait of the Merchant George Gisze, 1532oil on oak panel: 96.4 X 85.7 cm. Photo by John Drysdale The oldest house in Hamburg, Germany. Photo taken in 1898. House was built in 1524, and despite protests, the city authorities demolished the house in 1910. Rick McGinnisWinter #12021 Irving PennRipe Cheese, New York, 1992 “When everything happens to you when you’re so young, you’re very lucky, but by the same token, you’re never going to have that same feeling again. The first time anything happens to you – your first love, your first success – the second one is never the same.”—Lauren Bacall (born Betty Joan Perske; 1924 – 2014) Horace Pippin (America, 1888 – 1946)School Studies, 1944oil on canvas: 24 1/8 X 30 3/16 inches. John DrysdaleBulldog Watch, 1969 1929 Alfa Romeo 1750 The New York Central Railroad streamliner Mercury pauses at Syracuse City Hall on its way to Chicago, 1936. While out in the field, a young Israeli soldier says the morning prayers with his Tefillin. Photo by Mario Cravo Neto Livia Yarden in her Purim costume—Alice in Wonderland—wishes all our friends and relatives the best Shabbat ever.