Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions September 10, 2021 by Robert J. Avrech 15 Comments “My family was very conservative, and I had a traditional upbringing. I was not brought up to be a sex symbol, nor is it in my nature to be one. The fact that I became one is probably the loveliest, most glamorous and fortunate misunderstanding.”—Raquel Welsh (born Jo Raquel Tejada; 1940- ) Elvis Presley and Mary Selph on his 1971 Harley- Davidson FLH Electra Glide, Memphis, 1972. Rick McGinnisHorseshoe Falls at sunset, July 2021 Michael KennaForest of PoplarsCaposotto, Sermide, Mantova, Italy, 2018 1935 Hudson Deluxe Eight Convertible “I don’t think much of most of the films I made, but being a movie star was something I liked very much… My film career faded. A man can go on playing certain roles till he`s sixty. But not a woman… The golden age is gone, and with it most of the people of great taste. It doesn’t seem to be any fun any more.” —Joan Bennett (1910 – 1990) Art Deco/Nouveau building entrance, Brussels, Belgium The House of David Baseball Team. Fears of England, now 175 years old, are producing a beautiful Art Deco wrist watch. More here. Photo by Erwin Blumenfeld, Untitled, Paris, c. 1937. Photo by Erwin Blumenfeld for Harper’s Bazaar, 1943 “If you want the girl next door — go next door.”—Joan Crawford (born Lucille Fay LeSueur; March 23, c. 190?– 1977) Edward HopperSummer Evening, 1947oil on canvas Félix BonfilsJewish Men and Women Praying Together at the Western Wall, Jerusalem c.1875 Karen thanks our friend Larry Elder for delivering a beautiful lecture in memory of our son, Ariel Z’L, as I look on from the podium. In fact, Larry visited Ariel in the hospital and they spent several hours discussing politics and culture. Our next Governor is a good and honest man whose friendship we have cherished for many years.6/7/15Young Israel of Century CityPhoto by: Steve Cohnwww.stevecohnphotography.com© 2015 J. JodkowskiWooden Synagogue of Wołpa, Poland (now Volpa, Belarus), Built c.1700 and Burned to the Ground by the Nazis, c.1930 Pinchas Tzvi wishes all our friends and relatives the best Shabbat ever.