Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions August 6, 2021 by Robert J. Avrech 12 Comments “Love is a publicity stunt, and making love – after the first curious raptures – is only another petulant way to pass the time waiting for the studio to call.”—Louise Brooks Italian poster for Pandora’s Box, 1929, Louise Brooks’ performance is nothing short of spectacular. Directed by G.W. Pabst, Pandora’s Box is her best film. Indian motorcycle modified as an ambulance with double decker stretchers for use in World War I. Helga Ancher (Denmark, 1883–1964))“Interior With a Woman Reading on a Sunny Day”1915oil on canvas: 45 x 40 cm. Martine FranckChildren’s LibraryClamart, France, 1965 Rick McGinnisMaplewood Apartments, 172 Vaughan Rd. Toronto, Dec. 2020From his Art Deco Toronto series “They yell at me to be dignified. But what are the dignified people like? The people who are held up as examples of me? They are snobs. Frightful snobs. I’m a curiosity in Hollywood. I’m a big freak, because I’m myself!”—Clara Bow Connie Foster and Jodie Foster on the set of “Taxi Driver.” Since Jodie was only 12 during filming, her 20-year-old sister, Connie, doubled for her in scenes with adult dialogue or sexually suggestive scenes, 1976. A van with a message drove by Casa Avrech a few days ago. Matthew RolstonIsabella Rossellini with Bird, 1988 Art Nouveau door and windows, Charleroi, Belgium Walt Disney at age 21, checking out a motion picture camera, 1923. 1935 Bugatti Type 57 Grand Raid Roadster “So many people who aren’t successful blame their fate, or say it wasn’t in the cards, but I do not believe in that. Everyone can get what he wants if he wants it badly enough.”—Esther Ralston Poster for Figures Don’t Lie, 1927. Herman Mankiewiwicz is credited as one of the screenwriters. He is best known as the screenwriter of Citizen Kane. Vivian MaierNew York, 1964 “Kirkjubøargarður, a farmhouse on the Faroe Islands, in the North Atlantic, is thought to be the oldest still-inhabited wooden house in the world, dating all the way back to the 11th century. Currently the ancient farmhouse is occupied by the 17th generation of the Patursson family, who have lived there since 1550.” Myrna Loy by George Hurrell, publicity portrait for the MGM pre-code mystery The Thin Man, 1934. The elegant Chronoswiss Sirius Flying Regulator Jumping Hour is priced at $4, 945.00. More here. Elizabeth Taylor in a wardrobe test for National Velvet, 1944. The film was a huge hit and Taylor became a movie star. She was 12 years old. For the fourth time in ten years Lt. Bar from the Israeli Navy is donating her hair to cancer patients. Charlotte Birdie wishes all our friends and relatives the best Shabbat ever.