Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions August 27, 2021 by Robert J. Avrech 8 Comments “Nothing has changed since Little Red Riding Hood faced the big bad wolf. What frightens us today is exactly the same sort of thing that frightened us yesterday. It’s just a different wolf.”—Alfred Hitchcock (born England, Alfred Joseph Hitchcock; 1899 – 1980) Alfred Hitchcock sculpture at the site of Gainsborough Pictures, Poole Street, Hoxton, London, England. Bill Brandt (British, born Germany 1904-1983)Policeman in a Dockland Alley, Bermondsey, London1934 Our friend Kishke ordered the Vario Trench Watch after reading about it here at Seraphic Secret. Says Kishke: “It’s an interesting, attractive watch; I’m looking forward to the brass getting a bit weathered with time; the one downside I see is that the lume is less bright than expected, which is a little disappointing. However, the power reserve seems quite good. I wore a different watch over Shabbos, and put this one on again Sunday morning – it had not been moved for more than 36 hours, and it was still ticking.” Victor Mature and Laird Cregar in I Wake Up Screaming (1941), one of the first noir films produced in Hollywood. Rick McGinnisNiagara Falls, 2021 “I am the most fortunate self-taught harpist and non-speaking actor who has ever lived.”—Harpo Marx (born America, Adolph Marx; 1888 – 1964) Art Nouveau doorway, and drainpipe, Nancy, France 1967 Morgan Plus 4 Super Sports Roadster Helen LevittNew York City (Two Children Dancing) c: 1940 Eva Gonzalès, (France, 1849 – 1883)“Nanny and Child” 1877/1878oil on canvas: 25 x 32 inches “Someone should keep reminding Mr. Average Man that he was born free, divine, strong; uncrushable by fate, society, or hell itself; and that he is a child of God, equal heir to all the bounties of God; and that goodness is riches, kindness is power, and freedom is glory. Above all, every man is born with an inner capacity to take him as far as his imagination can dream or envision—providing he is free to dream and envision.”― Frank Capra, (born, Italy, Francesco Rosario Capra; 1897 – 1991) Robert J. Avrech“Swall Drive”Acrylic on canvas: 20 x 20 inches2021 Gene Tierney (born: Gene Eliza Tierney 1920 –1991)Unknown photographer, undatedMy guess, 1940s. Always fascinated by, um, unique labels, I came across this head scratcher — in my refrigerator. Turns out a visiting relative enjoys craft beer. This brand is manufactured here in LA in small, precious quantities. I have been assured a few sips turns you into a philosopher king. Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward in Israel for the filming of Exodus, 1960. Ariel Chaim wishes all our friends and relatives the best Shabbat ever.