Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions April 8, 2016 by Robert J. Avrech 14 Comments “To be good is to be forgotten. I’m going to be so bad I’ll always be remembered.”—Theda Bara (b. Theodosia Burr Goodman 1885 – 1955) Jan van BijlertDutch painter, Utrecht school (b. 1597/98, d. 1671)“Young Girl Holding a Letter”Oil on panel, 56 x 45 cm Annette Funicello and her Ford Thunderbird,1955, 1957 Frank Eugene“Minuet”Photogravure on Japanese paper1910 Lee Miller (1907-1977)Luxembourg1944© Lee Miller Archives England 2015. All Rights Reserved Louis C. Tiffany (1848-1933)Pond Lily-Lampe | Pont Lily-lampNew York, 1900, execution around 1910Favrile glass, Bronze57 cmMuseum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg© Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg Robert J. Avrech, “Karen and I Walking and Talking” 2015 “Failure is not falling down, it is not getting up again.”― Mary Pickford, (b. Gladys Louise Smith 1892 – 1979) Johannes Vermeer“Woman in Blue Reading a Letter”1663-64Oil on canvas, 46,6 x 39,1 cmRijksmuseum, Amsterdam Clark Gable in his 1955 Ford Thunderbird Nína Sæmundsson sculpts Hedy Lamar, (b. Hedwig Eva Maria Kieler, 1914 – 2000) Lee Miller with David E. SchermanLee Miller in Hitler’s Bathtub, Munich, Germany1945© Lee Miller Archives England 2015. All Rights Reserved René Lalique (1860-1945)Haarkamm | Hair comb1898-1899Horn, gold, enamel15.5 cmDesignmuseum Danmark, KopenhagenPhoto: Pernille Klemp Robert J. Avrech, Silent Picture, AAMCO Station, Los Angeles, 2016 “The greatest victory has been to be able to live with myself, to accept my shortcomings… I’m a long way from the human being I’d like to be. But I’ve decided I’m not so bad after all.”—Audrey Hepburn (b. Audrey Kathleen Ruston, 1929 – 1993) Gerard Terborch“Woman Writing a Letter”1655oil on wood38 x 29 cm Frank Sinatra poses with his 1955 Ford Thunderbird George A. Tice (1938- ) Porch, Monhegan Island, Maine 1971, Selenium-toned silver print Lee Miller SS Guard in Canal, Dachau, Germany1945© Lee Miller Archives England 2015. All Rights Reserved Gerrit Rietveld, Red and Blue chair, 1918 Robert J. Avrech, “Self Portrait” Los Angeles, 2016 Maayan Ariel wishes all our friends and relatives a lovely and inspirational Shabbat.