Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions April 30, 2021 by Robert J. Avrech 9 Comments “Don’t you believe that opportunity knocks but once. It’s not so. If you keep your chin up and your ears pasted to the door, you’ll hear opportunity knocking again and again.”—Linda Darnell (born Monetta Eloyse Darnell; 1923 – 1965) James Stewart and Grace Kelly in Rear Window, 1954Screenplay by John Michael HayesBased on “It Had to Be Murder” by Cornell Woolrich Visiting quarantined patients in Ullevål Hospital, Oslo, Norway, 1905. Photo by Anders Beer Wilse. Clarice Beckett (Australia, 1887-1935)Solitude c. 1932Oil on board Open air church service during the Spanish Flu pandemic, 1918. Bradley Taylor is a young Canadian watch maker who has just made his first watch, The Paragon. More here. “I class myself with Rin Tin Tin. People in the Depression wanted something to cheer them up, and they fell in love with a dog and a little girl.”—Shirley Temple (1928 – 2014) Art Nouveau doorway, Bilboa, Spain Theodore Fonville Winans (American, 1911-1992)Dixie Belles, Central Louisiana, 1938 Johnny Carson’s father purchased this Chrysler Royal in 1939 and later sold it. NBC bought back the car and restored it as a gift to Carson, who then left it to Jay Leno in his will. Lana Turner poses in a parking lot somewhere in Los Angeles, California, 1940. Photo by William Grimes. “I arrived in Hollywood without having my nose fixed, my teeth capped, or my name changed. That is very gratifying to me.”—Barbra Streisand, photo by Steve Schapiro Jean BesancenotJewish Woman Wearing Harqus (Henna Facial Decoration), Dadès Valley, Atlas Mountain, Southern Morocco, c.1935 Rick McGinnisPittsford NY, July 2018 In late December 1957, Gene Tierney, from her mother’s apartment in Manhattan, stepped onto a ledge 14 stories above ground and remained for about 20 minutes in what was considered a suicide attempt. Police were called, and afterwards, Tierney’s family arranged for her to be admitted to the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas. The following year, after treatment for depression, she was discharged. Afterwards, she worked as a sales girl in a local dress shop (photo is Tierney clerking) with hopes of integrating back into society, but she was recognized by customers, resulting in sensational newspaper headlines. Brothers Pinchas Tzvi and Ariel Chaim wish all our friends and relatives the best Shabbat ever.