Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions July 2, 2021 by Robert J. Avrech 10 Comments “All acting technique aims for the same result: to get you into a psychological position where you can release your intuitive knowledge of life, however large or small. Any technique that doesn’t do that for you comes out as mannerism.”—Claire Bloom (b. 1931 – ) Lars JordeInterior, 1905oil on canvas: 63 x 71 cm. Photo by Alan Schaller Rick McGinnisHollywood hills, Topanga Canyon, Riviera and Malibu, Los Angeles, Nov.-Dec. 2016 J B LightmanSchool Class, Lower East Side, New York City, 1933 “The problem with beauty is that it’s like being born rich and getting poorer.”—Joan Collins (b. 1933 – ) J.B. LightmanStreet Vendor Selling Challah for Shabbat, Lower East Side, New York City, 1933 1970 Dodge Charger Hellraiser Sigourney Weaver, 14 years-old, attending a Beatles concert at the Hollywood Bowl, 1964. 1917 Elgin “Admiral Evans” trench watch. Only 2 known to exist. “The way the studio sold me, you’d think I popped out of some package, ready-made.”—Rita Hayworth (1918 – 1987) Art Nouveau pharmacy, Vienna. Natalie Wood by John Engstead, 1963 The IDF’s new paratroopers had their swearing in ceremony at the Kotel, the Western Wall in Israel’s eternal capital, Jerusalem. It should be noted that Israeli military doctrine does not include paratroop drops. But the rigorous training is considered valuable and contributes to esprit de corps. Arthur RothsteinSign in restaurant, Shellpile, New Jersey, 1938 Charlotte Birdie wishes all our friends and relatives the best Shabbat ever.