Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions May 27, 2016 by Robert J. Avrech 7 Comments “The luckiest thing that ever happened to me was being born a woman.”—Marilyn Monroe Adolph Menzel (1815–1905)My Sister Emily Sleepingcirca 1848Oil on paper and canvasDimensions Height: 47 cm (18.5 in). Width: 60 cm (23.6 in).Kunsthalle Hamburg Nick DeWolfNear Milan, Northern Italy, April-May, 1959 Fede Galizia (1574-1630)Judith with the Head of Holofernes, 1596.The figure of Judith is believed to be a self-portrait. Bert HardyOff Duty Usheretteca. 1954 William Michael Harnett (1848–1892)1879Oil on canvas30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm) Untitled (Dancing Man)Joel Shapiro (United States, New York, New York City, born 1941)United States, 1981SculptureCherry wood, oil, and paint55 x 28 1/2 x 31 in. (139.7 x 72.39 x 78.74 cm) “Everything makes me nervous — except making films.”—Elizabeth Taylor Gabriele Münter (1877-1962)Breakfast of the Birds1934Oil on board18 x 21 ¾ in First public payphones in Los Angeles, California, installed in 1899LA Public Library Dirck Jacobsz c. 1550Jacob Cornelisz van Oostsanen (the artist’s father) Painting a Portrait of his Wife. Nina LeenPopular shoulder length hairstyle worn by teenagers.1947 Charles Demuth (1883-1935)My Egypt1927Oil, fabricated chalk, and graphite pencil on composition board35 15/16 × 30 in. High Sierra, 1941Screenplay by John Huston and W.R. BurnettBased on High Sierraby W.R. Burnett Marie Antoinette’s gold Breguet pocket watch, ca. 1827 “I get self-conscious, you see. I really think about the people who will go to a movie if I’m in it because they expect to see something that’s a little bit better or different.”—Henry Fonda Stuart DavisLucky Strike, 1921Oil on canvas Ruth OrkinIraqi Jewish Refugees Arrive at Lydda Airport, Tel Aviv, Israel, 1951 Edward Hopper (1882–1967), Sun in an Empty Room, 1963. Oil on canvas, 28 3/4 × 39 1/2 in. (73 × 100.3 cm) Olga Chekov, niece of playwright Anton Chekov, was Hitler’s favorite actress. But according to Antony Beevor in his fascinating book, The Mystery of Olga Chekova, the popular actress who lived in Germany was a Soviet sleeper agent. Jeff Gusky, ‘Former Jewish Home in Use as a Public Toilet,’ Dzialoszyce, Poland 1996 Sabbath CandlesticksAdam Tihany, Israeli, b. Transylvania, 1948Manufacturer: Orfèvrerie ChristofleParis, France, 2004Silver plate: castEach: 8 × 2 1/8 × 3 in. Robert J. Avrech, Love Me Tender, High Line, N.Y. 2016 Lielle Meital wishes all our friends and relatives a lovely and inspirational Shabbat.