Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions September 3, 2021 by Robert J. Avrech 13 Comments “I made some mistakes in drama. I thought the drama was when actors cried. But drama is when the audience cries.”― Frank Capra Mary CassattWoman with a Red Zinnia1891oil on canvas: 29 x 23 inches Edouard BoubatRemi Listening to the Sea1955 Colossal Art Deco sculptures at the Helsinki National Rail Station. Marlene Dietrich in Morocco, 1930Screenplay by Jules Furthman (adapted by)Based on “Amy Jolly”, 1927 novel by Benno Vigny This illustration depicts the golden menorah in chapter 4 of the Book of Zachariah. In Zacharia’s vision the golden menorah is fueled by olive oil which flows directly from the trees into a series of golden funnels into the lamps. This illustration comes from the Cervera Bible, a manuscript of c. 1300 housed in the National Library of Portugal in Lisbon. A series of colophons at the end of the text identify the scribe of the main text as Samuel ben Abraham ibn Nathan, the micrographic scribe of the commentary as Abraham ibn Gaon, and the French illuminator as Joseph Hazarfati. “Dialogue is a necessary evil.”—Fred Zinnemann Peugeot 402 Darl’mat Roadster, 1938 Bill Brandt (British, born Germany 1904-1983)Elephant & Castle Underground1940 Rick McGinnisNiagara Falls at sunrise, July 2021 Anita Ekberg in the set of La Dolce Vita, 1960. Norman RockwellThe Homecoming, 1945 “Ah, Marilyn, Hollywood’s Joan of Arc, our Ultimate Sacrificial Lamb. Well, let me tell you, she was mean, terribly mean. The meanest woman I have ever known in this town. I am appalled by this Marilyn Monroe cult. Perhaps it’s getting to be an act of courage to say the truth about her. Well, let me be courageous. I have never met anyone as utterly mean as Marilyn Monroe. Nor as utterly fabulous on the screen, and that includes Garbo.”—Billy Wilder The Gerald Genta Arena Retro Mickey Mouse watch does not have a Mickey Mouse price at $15,000. Bill Brandt (British, born Germany 1904-1983)Cuckmere River (Río Cuckmere)1963 Always on the look out for weird labels I came across this wicked product in my local Ralphs. Portrait of Alice Liddell, June 25, 1870by Lewis Carroll Karen and I with our good friend, our next Governor, Larry Elder6/7/15Young Israel of Century CityPhoto by: Steve Cohnwww.stevecohnphotography.com Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on Monday, Sept. 6 and ends at sundown on Wednesday Sept. 8. We wish all our friends and relatives L’Shana Tovah tikatevu, May you be inscribed for a good year. Charlotte Birdie wishes all our friends and relatives the best Shabbat ever.