Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions April 9, 2021 by Robert J. Avrech 9 Comments “I’d like people to remember me as someone who was good at his job and seemed to mean what he said.”—James Stewart revisits one of the air force bases where he was stationed during his service with the United States Army Air Corps during WWII. Clarice Beckett (Australia, 1887-1935)Sandringham Beachc. 1933Oil on canvas55.8 h x 50.9 w cmNational Gallery of Australia Grace Kelly visits her grandfather’s cottage, County Mayo, Ireland, 1961. His name was John Peter Kelly. He emigrated to Philadelphia when he was 30 years old and founded a leading construction firm. The De Bethune Meteorite is limited to 10 pieces and is priced at—hold on to your hats—$138,000. Full review here. Clark Gable and his customized Duesenberg, 1930s. Rick McGinnisRose, Toronto, March 2020 “There’s no doubt I was a bit of a misfit in the Hollywood of the forties. The race for glamor left me far behind. I didn’t really want to keep up. I wanted my stardom without the usual trimmings. Because of this, I was branded a rebel at the very least. But I don’t regret that for a minute. My appetite was my own and I simply wouldn’t have it any other way.”—Veronica Lake Clarice Beckett (Australia, 1887-1935)Walking homec. 1931Oil on boardGift of Alastair Hunter OAM and the late Tom Hunter in memory of Elizabeth through the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation 2019Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide Michael KennaHuangshan Mountains Study, Anhui, China, 2009 Art Nouveau doorway, Strasbourg, France Peggy Cummins and John Dall, Gun Crazy, 1950Screenplay by Dalton Trumbo, MacKinlay KantorBased on “Gun Crazy”1940 story in The Saturday Evening Post by MacKinlay Kantor An 18-year-old Princess Elizabeth joined the Women’s Auxiliary Territorial Service, training in London as a mechanic. As such, she is the only female member of the British royal family to have enlisted in the armed forces. She is also the only remaining head of state who served in World War II. Barbra Streisand and her brother Sheldon, Brooklyn, 1950. Sean’s Pub in Athlone, Ireland is the world’s oldest pub, established around 900 A.D. “I never go outside unless I look like Joan Crawford the movie star. If you want to see the girl next door, go next door.”—Joan Crawford Clarice Beckett (Australia, 1887-1935)Motor lights1929MelbourneOil on boardGift of Alastair Hunter OAM and the late Tom Hunter in memory of Elizabeth through the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation 2019Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide Vivian MaierUntitled, 1971 IDF soldier stands guard in the Jewish state. Arthur LeipzigJohnny on the Pony, New York City, 1943 Maayan, Lielle, and Livia wish all our friends and relatives an out of this world Shabbat.