Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions May 14, 2021 by Robert J. Avrech 6 Comments “Life is not a having and a getting, but a being and a becoming.” —Myrna Loy Clarice Beckett (Australia, 1887-1935)Bathing boxes, Brighton 1933, MelbourneOil on board William Harley and Arthur Davidson, 1914 Seraphic Secret friend, Bill Brandt, sent us this intriguing photo, writing: “I’m in Flatonia Texas just wandering around and saw this old movie theater showing classic films.” Skyscraper bridges, 1925, Raymond Hood.Raymond Hood, designer of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, the Daily News Building, and the American Radiator Building, planned a series of “apartment bridges” to reduce congestion and provide New Yorkers with a unique, water-focused lifestyle. His plan featured 50- to 60-story apartment towers for 50,000 people on either side of a broad roadway, built on a suspension bridge. There were shops, theaters, and walkways, while elevators gave residents access to the river. “Not to embrace this opportunity is to neglect the very pick of metropolitan locations,” said Hood. Before the internet, before streaming, before Netflix, there were movies. “There is a God, even in Hollywood.”—Jean Harlow The roof of La Pedrera, AKA Casa Mila, in Barcelona, Spain, photo by Antoni Gaudi Ava Gardner, age 15, 1937 1938 Bugatti Type 57 SC Atalante “It is easier to die when the heart is full of gratitude.”—Carole Lombard Pierre-Auguste RenoirBreakfast at Berneval, 1898oil on canvas: 82 X 66 cm. Rick McGinnisScarborough Bluffs, Toronto, Sept. 2020 This stunning, pre-owned Cartier Privee Collection Tortue Monopoussoir Chronograph in 18K White Gold sells for $69,500 here. A “Shell petrol filling station” in Blashford, England, 1930. Charlotte Birdie wishes all our friends and relatives the best Shabbat ever.