Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions April 2, 2021 by Robert J. Avrech 5 Comments “I think that carrying on a life that is meant to be private in public is a breach of taste, common sense, and mental hygiene.”—Myrna Loy Robert J. Avrech“Beverly Boulevard”Acrylic on canvas: 20 x 20 inches, 2021 Marilyn Monroe An Art Deco masterpiece, Peugeot 402 Darl’mat Elio SorciClint Eastwood Skateboarding, Rome 1965 Shabbat Shalom from the Caracal Battalion Cary Grant on his Buick Century, 1941 John Sloan (American, 1871 – 1951)Movies, Five Cents, 1907oil on canvasPrivate CollectionDimensions: 59.69 x 80.01 cm “Working before a camera is like standing in front of a magnifying glass. It makes you look bigger than you are. But losing weight is no hardship for me. I always carry a few Ayds with me wherever I go to control my appetite.”—Debra Paget Edmund Blair Leighton“Straying Thoughts”, 1913oil on panel; 26 x 34 cmPrivate Collection Elizabeth Taylor The Crooked HouseMichaelgate, Lincoln, UKTimber framed Tudor house, dating from around 1500. Vassar’s baseball team, The Resolutes, 1876. After one of the players was injured while running bases, the team was disbanded because the game was considered too violent for the female sensibility. The Neva by Alexander Shorokhoff takes its inspiration from the Russian river of the same name. Production is limited to just 49 pieces and by the outrageous standards of high horology the price, $1,800, is not too outrageous. Full review here. “It felt, to me, like a permanent cocktail party, without the drinks. Acting took me away from real life to a pretend life. I wanted that real life back. I am not a dedicated actress, I’m afraid. I never have been.”—Julie Christie Winston Churchill’s funeral, February 1, 1965 Carole Lombard Albert Anker, Swiss 1831 – 1910Girl Braiding Her Hair, 1887Oil on canvas27 3/4 x 21 1/4 ins Roger Mayne (British, 1929 – 2014) Jive Dance, 1956 Rick McGinnisSweet potatoesToronto, May 2020 In 1992 the Los Angeles Times published a story about Jewish children baking their own matzoh for Passover. The photo featured Offspring #2 preparing the dough for her matzo. Offspring #2 is now the mother of Maayan Ariel, Lielle Meital and Livia Yarden. Livia Yarden wishes all our friends and relatives a beautiful Shabbat and a happy and kosher last days of Passover.