Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions October 15, 2021 by Robert J. Avrech 11 Comments “Sometimes I dread the truth of the lines I say. But the dread must never show.”—Vivien Leigh Vilhelm Hammershøi (Denmark, 1864 – 1916)Interior With Four Etchings, 1904oil on canvas: 74.7 X 63.6 cmArt Gallery of Ontario Before mods, rockers, hippies and punks there were Teddy Boys and Teddy Girls. In 1955 a young photographer named Ken Russell (who went on to become a film director) created a series called The Last of the Teddy Girls. Recently discovered in a lost archive, these raw, documentary photos stand in stark contrast to Russell’s films which were loud, colorful, and outrageously frenzied. Every Ken Russell film I ever screened incited a migraine. I do, however, like the Teddy Girl series a great deal. The Baltic MR01 is a vintage inspired wrist watch that is elegant and discreet. Baltic are a small French brand who are well regarded in the world of high horology. More here. Fred Astaire with his daughter Ava, at Fouquets on the Champs-Élysées, Paris 1961. Art Deco building, Miami Beach, Florida. “Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.”—Bruce Lee Rick McGinnisNiagara Falls, 2021 The French army’s ration of wine before the Battle of Gallipoli, 1915. 1967 Austin-Healey 3000 BJ8 “I don’t know what it is I exude. But whatever it is, it’s whatever I am.”—Janet Leigh The Sweetheart Toaster, 1920s. Photo by Flor Garduño (Mexico b. 1957 -) Robert J. Avrech“Bay Parkway”acrylic on canvas: 24 X 36 inches, 2021 Ernst A. Heiniger (Swiss, 1909-1993)White wine star1939 Pinchas Tzvi and Ariel Chaim wish all our friends and relatives the best Shabbat ever.