Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions August 20, 2021 by Robert J. Avrech 10 Comments “The important thing is to find a role that gives one a satisfying feeling of accomplishment. To know that you have brought a difficult characterization to life is the accomplishment I have longed for over a period of years.”—Ann Blyth (1928 – ) Helen Galloway McNicoll (Canada, 1879 – 1915)Under the Shadow of the Tent, 1914oil on canvas; 83.5 cm x 101.2 cmMontreal Museum of Fine Arts Rick McGinnisNiagara Falls, ON, July 2021 Elgin, model 212, 14K gold with blue enamel, c. 1928. Movie goers waiting in line for the first Star Wars movie, 1977. “When I originally was sent and read the script, I thought I’d be playing the dope ho, with the bra and the hot pants. When Quentin [Tarantino] said I wasn’t, I asked him what role I was reading for, and he said ‘You’re not reading! You are Jackie Brown.’”—Pam Grier (1949 -) Coronation party, 1953 for the new Queen Elizabeth I, as advertised for local children at a block of flats in Stepney, East London. Photo by Monty Fresco. This is the shoe Marie Antoinette lost on the stairs as she was going up toward the guillotine on the morning of her execution, October 16, 1793. Richard Avedon; Writer/Director Jean Renoir, Beverly Hills, California 1972. His films La Grande Illusion (1937) and The Rules of the Game (1939) are often cited by critics as among the greatest films ever made. Wonderful Victorian home in Elgin, Illinois. “When I was five, I discovered a secret box that contained Mummy’s stage makeup. It was like finding buried treasure. I tried the rouge, the eye shadow, the lipstick. But I couldn’t get the rouge off. Mummy spanked me terribly.”—Olivia De Havilland (1916 -2020) K.J. Henderson motorcycle, 1930, Art Deco in steel. Lida MoserWindow washers at Exxon Building, N.Y. 1975 Gold Glass Showing Torah Ark and Other Jewish Ritual Symbols, c.3rd Century CE, Rome, Now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City Eliott ErwittNew York City, 1988 Pinchas Tzvi wishes all our friends and relatives the best Shabbat ever.