Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions May 21, 2021 by Robert J. Avrech 12 Comments “Life is hard. After all, it kills you.”—Katherine Hepburn (born Katharine Houghton Hepburn, 1907 – 2003) Clarice Beckett (Australia, 1887-1935)Luna Park, 1919 , MelbourneOil on board Robert DoisneauThe Brothers, rue du Docteur Lecene Paris, 1934 Luna Park, Sydney, Australia Las Vegas, Nevada, from the air, 1947 Rick McGinnisBeneath the Hollywood sign, Los Angeles, Nov. 2016 Photo by Vivien Maier Figueroa Street Tunnels, Los Angeles, the first freeway in the U.S., early 1950s “I lived in Hollywood long enough to learn to play tennis and become a star, but I never felt it was my home. I was never looking for a home, as a matter of fact.”—Paulette Goddard (born Marion Levy; 1910 – 1990) 1928 Mercedes-Benz 680 S. Torpedo-Sport Roman Vishniac (1897-1990)Jewish street vendors, Warsaw, Poland1938International Center of Photography© Mara Vishniac Kohn Art Nouveau storefront, Paris, France Michael Caine at home with his mother, 1964 At the Western Wall during the latest aggression from the IslamoNazis of Gaza. “The Jews are an artistic people. It’s clear from the music, the actors, the writers. They are just artists. In the early part of the 20th century, when they first came over, they had no money, but they still went to theater. The theater and education were the two biggest things in their lives.”—RIP Norman Lloyd (born Norman Perlmutter; 1914 – 2021) Teal On My Mind, a super cute Swatch watch for children. Brenda Marshall (born Ardis Ankerson 1915 – 1992) who gave up her film career to be Mrs. William Holden, wearing a gown by Milo Anderson, 1942. Boston’s narrowest home built in 1874 is known as the Skinny House. Two brothers inherited the land, but when one returned from war, he discovered that his brother had built an enormous house, leaving just a tiny sliver of land. Thus, he built this spite house on the remaining strip of land and made it just tall enough to obstruct his brother’s view. 1926, Greta Garbo riding side-saddle, during filming of “The Temptress”. She was said to be an accomplished rider. Gleefully wearing her Teal On My Mind Swatch watch Lielle wishes all our friends and relatives the best Shabbat ever.