Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions June 25, 2021 by Robert J. Avrech 8 Comments “I was a self-made man: my father made me one.”—Bette Davis (born Ruth Elizabeth Davis; 1908 – 1989) Tobi KahnINHA, 2020acrylic on wood40 x 30 x 2 inches The Las Vegas Strip in 1952. Rick McGinnisBeach Motel, Toronto, April 2011 Nancy and Ronald ReaganPhoto by Tom Zimberoff Robert J. Avrech“Glenville Drive”acrylic on canvas: 20 x 20 inches, 2021Collection Dr. Annie B., Los Angeles, CA “Acting isn’t acting, it’s interacting.”—Rod Steiger (1925 – 2002) Steiger enlisted in the U.S. Navy at age 16, mostly to get away from an alcoholic mother. While serving as a torpedoman on a destroyer, he saw action in the South Pacific, including the Battle of Iwo Jima. Steiger was married five times. Edward HopperCape Cod Evening1939oil on canvas: 76.2 x 101.6 cm Wayne MillerChildren Watching a Movie, Chicago, 1958 Steve McQueen arrested for speeding and drunk driving, 1972. Anna Karina (born Hanne Karin Bayer, Denmark, 1940 – 2019) was a fashion model before becoming an icon of the French New Wave, Photo by Georges Dambier, 1959. The Armin Strom Pure Resonance Sky Blue delights in elegant asymmetry. This brand is the definition of high horology and sells for, wait for it: $80,000. More here. “I didn’t have whatever it takes to be a movie star, and what I had wasn’t enough.”—Claire Bloom; born Patricia Claire Blumenthal, 1931. She was married to Rod Steiger from 1959 -1969. Her third husband was novelist Phillip Roth m. 1990 d. 1995. Their marriage was, um, filled with drama. 1951 Jaguar XK120 Wayne MillerBoy with Butterfly c.1966 Stunning Art Nouveau entrance, Vienna. Myrna Loy, 25 years old, 1930. By then she’d already appeared in 41 films, though her career was just getting started. Livia, Ariel, Pinchas and Lielle wish all our friends and relatives a winning Shabbat.