Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions May 7, 2021 by Robert J. Avrech 14 Comments “The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.”—Lucille Ball Norman RockwellLittle Girl Looking Downstairs at Christmas Party, 1964 Ralph MorseProspect Park, Brooklyn, 1949 Once upon a time Detroit had muscles of steel, 1969 Dodge Charger. Jean Harlow and William Powell, 1933, romantic partners on-screen (Reckless, 1935, Libeled Lady, 1936) and off. They were engaged to be married until her sudden death in 1937. Powell’s second wife, actress Carole Lombard, was killed in a plane crash in 1942. Rolex is, perhaps, the most recognized luxury watch brand in the world. But there is also Tudor, which is owned by Rolex. And Tudor manufactures a line-up of superb wrist watches at a more reasonable price than big brother Rolex. Reasonable being a uniquely relative term in the world of high horology. Their latest release, the Tudor Black Bay Chronograph, is in such high demand that waiting time at your local authorized dealer is somewhere between 2 – 4 months — after you leave a hefty deposit. More here. “When I started, I knew I was no actor and I went to work on this Wayne thing. It was as deliberate a projection as you’ll ever see. I figured I needed a gimmick, so I dreamed up the drawl, the squint and a way of moving meant to suggest that I wasn’t looking for trouble but would just as soon throw a bottle at your head as not. I practiced in front of a mirror.”—John Wayne (born Marion Robert Morrison 1907 –1979). Vincent van Gogh (1853 -1890)The Prison Courtyard, Feb. 1890oil on canvas: Height: 31.4 inches Width: 25.1 inches Child riding a toy car, Brooklyn, New York, April 1949 (Photo by Ralph Morse/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images) Rick McGinnisCalgary Stampede, 2017 “You have to be talentedly insecure in order to be a good actress. And then it’s the director’s job to make you more miserable and get a good take.”—Shirley MacLaine Art Nouveau doors, Belgium Man woking on his car’s engine, Brooklyn, New York, April 1949 (Photo by Ralph Morse/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images) Sgt. Lielle decided to follow in her brother’s footsteps and enlist in the IDF Artillery corps. After she finished her training her brother, Lt. Ben, honored his little sister by giving her his beret. Ralph MorsePiccadilly Circus Square, London, England, 1944 Livia Yarden wishes all our friends and relatives a restful Shabbat.