Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions May 20, 2016 by Robert J. Avrech 4 Comments “Hollywood, what a place it is! It is so far away from the rest of the world, so narrow. No one thinks of anything but motion pictures or talks of anything else.”—Dolores Del Rio Judith with the Head of HolofernesMassimo Stanzione (Italian, Neapolitan, 1585–1656)ca. 1640Oil on canvas78 1/2 x 57 1/2 in. Michal Baratz Koren, “Jehudith” 2014, Type C-print William Claxton, Audreys Hot Dog Stand, Los Angeles, 1961. Maurice de Vlaminck,A Trip to the Country, 1901. Georgiana Houghton, The Eye of God, c.1862 François Kollar (1904 – 1979) Bouche du tunnel Sainte-Catherine, Sotteville-lés-Rouen St. Catherine tunnel mouth, Sotteville-lés-Rouen 1931-1932 Vintage silver gelatin photograph Hosoda Eishi (1756-1829)Beauty in the SnowWoodblock print On being typecast as a cold-hearted hussy: “I never thought I had much to do with it. Somebody made me up, somebody did my hair, somebody told me what to say and do, and somebody took the picture.”—Gail Patrick Domenico Fetti c. 1620 Sleeping Girl Mori Tessan (1775 -1841)PeacockWoodcut-print Harry Todd, Liverpool Street, London, 1952 Brigitte Bardot in “Contempt” 1963. Edward SteichenMatches and Match Boxes, 1926 “Americana Print: Matches and Match-boxes” TextileDesigner:Edward J. Steichen (American (born Luxembourg), Bivange 1879–1973 West Redding, Connecticut)Manufacturer:Stehli Silks CorporationDate:1927Medium:Printed silkDimensions:36 1/4 x 41in. (92.1 x 104.1cm) “How do I wish to be remembered, if at all? I think perhaps just as a fairly desirable sort of character actor.”—James Mason Vilhelm Hammershøi (Danish, 1864-1916), Interior with an Artist’s Easel, 1910. Oil on canvas, 84 x 69 cm. Paul Newman by Annie Leibovitz Andrea Mantegna (Italian, c. 1431 –1506)Drawing of Unknown Man John Frederick Peto (1854-1907)“Reminiscences of 1865”Oil on canvasw20″ x h30″ E.O. Hoppe, Workmen’s dwellings, Leipzig, 1938 Torah CrownMoshe Zabari, Israeli, b. 1935New York, New York, United States, 1969Silver: raised and forged; pearlsHeight: 13 1/2 in. (34.3 cm) Diameter: 15 3/8 in. (39 cm)The Jewish Museum, New YorkGift of the Albert A. List Family Robert J. Avrech, Silent Picture, Teaneck N.J. 2016 Ariel wishes all our friends and relatives a lovely and meaningful Shabbat.