Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions March 19, 2021 by Robert J. Avrech 8 Comments “When I die, my epitaph should be: I died a thousand deaths. That was the story of my film career. Most of the time I played in mystery and intrigue stories. They didn’t know what to do with me at the end, so they killed me off.”—Anna May Wong Dirck Jacobsz. (circa 1497 –1567)Jacob Cornelisz. van Oostsanen Painting a Portrait of His Wife (Jacobsz’s parents), 1550oil on panelHeight: 24.4 ″; Width: 19.4 ″Toledo Museum of Art Elliott ErwittCalifornia, 1955 Rick McGinnisPears (Gossip), Toronto, May 2020 “They say there’s a thin man trying to get out of every fat man. Well, with me it’s always been the actress trying to get out of being a star.”—Jane Russell N. C. Wyeth, Saturday Evening Post, cover (Bucking Bronco), 1903. Courtesy of the Brandywine River Museum of Art. BrassaïThe Kiss, c. 1935-37 Art Nouveau doorway, Belgium Carl MydansPoster of a cinema repertoire In the USSR, 1960 The Longines Heritage 1945 is a tribute model that has a robust automatic movement. By the insane standards of high horology the watch is almost not insanely priced at $1,800.00. The preowned market will get you a much better deal. Art Deco poster for Longines watches, 1930s. “I was, I am afraid, wildly infatuated with love. At the age of sixteen – when I looked about twenty four – I was playing Robert Taylor’s wife. I’d finish a passionate love scene with him and then the tutor would drag me away to study mathematics. I mean it really kind of made your eyes go crossed.”—Elizabeth Taylor Félix VallottonThe Ball (Le Ballon), 1899.Oil on cardboard. 48 x 61 cm. Musée d’Orsay. John GutmannKids Reading Comics, San Francisco, 1938 1953 Morgan Plus Four Roadster Philip Jones Griffith, Cinema display, Thailand, 1977 Pinchas, Charlotte and Ariel wish all our friends and relatives the best Shabbat ever.