Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

  Your inner life means an awful lot, too. If you’re unhappy or bitter or jealous, it shows in your face. And I’m sure it’s true, love keeps you pretty.”  —Ingrid Bergman

“Your inner life means an awful lot, too. If you’re unhappy or bitter or jealous, it shows in your face. And I’m sure it’s true, love keeps you pretty.”
—Ingrid Bergman

Rembrandt, Abraham and Isaac, 1634, Oil on canvas 62 x 46".

Rembrandt, Abraham and Isaac, 1634, Oil on canvas 62 x 46″

 

“Why am I so good at playing bitches? I think it’s because I’m not a bitch. Maybe that’s why Joan Crawford always plays ladies.” -Bette Davis

“Why am I so good at playing bitches? I think it’s because I’m not a bitch. Maybe that’s why Joan Crawford always plays ladies.”
—Bette Davis

 

Bartolome Esteban Murillo, Isaac Blessing Jacob, 1665/70 Oil on canvas 961/2 x 141"

Bartolome Esteban Murillo, Isaac Blessing Jacob, 1665/70 Oil on canvas 96 x 141″

 

“What you see is because of spaghetti.” —Sophia Loren

“Everything you see I owe to spaghetti.”
—Sophia Loren

 

Philippe De Champaigne, Moses Presenting the Ten Commandments, 1648 Oil on canvas 39 x 30"

Philippe De Champaigne, Moses Presenting the Ten Commandments, 1648 Oil on canvas 39 x 30″

 

“The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.”  ~Lucille Ball

“The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.”
—Lucille Ball

 

Giorgione, Judith, 1504 Oil on canvas 56 1/2 x 26"

Giorgione, Judith, 1504 Oil on canvas 56 x 26″

 

Angelina as Judith

Angelina as Judith, 2012

 

Poster for Dial M for Murder from Belgium, 1954.

Poster for Dial M for Murder from Belgium, 1954.

 

“You know the passage where Scarlett voices her happiness that her mother is dead, so that she can’t see what a bad girl Scarlett has become? Well, that’s me.” -Vivien Leigh

“You know the passage where Scarlett voices her happiness that her mother is dead, so that she can’t see what a bad girl Scarlett has become? Well, that’s me.”
—Vivien Leigh

 

Nicolas Poussin Esther Before Ahasuerus, 1640s Oil on canvas 47 x 61"

Nicolas Poussin, Esther Before Ahasuerus, 1640s Oil on canvas 47 x 61″

 

“My late wife Vivien was too much affected by the parts she played and if she got ill, which she certainly did, dreadfully ill, it had a great deal to do with playing Blanche DuBois, being ill in the same way.” “I can’t tell you why I stayed with her so many years. I did. I didn’t know what else to do, but stay along and suffer.”  —Laurence Olivier, 1982

“My late wife Vivien was too much affected by the parts she played and if she got ill, which she certainly did, dreadfully ill, it had a great deal to do with playing Blanche DuBois, being ill in the same way.”
“I can’t tell you why I stayed with her so many years. I did. I didn’t know what else to do, but stay along and suffer.”
—Laurence Olivier, 1982

 

Caspar David Friedrich On a Sailing Ship 1818 Oil on canvas 28 x 22"

Caspar David Friedrich, On a Sailing Ship 1818 Oil on canvas 28 x 22″

 

“The practice of putting women on pedestals began to die out when it was discovered that they could give orders better from there.” -Betty Grable

“The practice of putting women on pedestals began to die out when it was discovered that they could give orders better from there.”
—Betty Grable

 

Rockwell Kent Admiralty Inlet, 1922 Oil on cardboard 33 x 44"

Rockwell Kent, Admiralty Inlet, 1922 Oil on cardboard 33 x 44″

 

“There's a broad with her future behind her.” —Constance Bennett on Marilyn Monroe

“There’s a broad with her future behind her.”
—Constance Bennett on Marilyn Monroe

 

Lucas Cranach the Younger (1515-1586)  Portrait of a Girl

Lucas Cranach the Younger (1515-1586)
Portrait of a Girl

 

“I gave my beauty and my youth to men. I am going to give my wisdom and experience to animals.” —Brigitte Bardot

“I gave my beauty and my youth to men. I am going to give my wisdom and experience to animals.”
—Brigitte Bardot

 

Henri Matisse View of Collioure 1906 Oil on canvas 231/2 x 29"

Henri Matisse, View of Collioure 1906 Oil on canvas 23 x 29″

 

“A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man.” —Lana Turner

“A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man.”
—Lana Turner

 

 Clyfford Still PH-1007, 1976 Oil on canvas 92 x 78.5 in


Clyfford Still
PH-1007, 1976
Oil on canvas
92 x 78.5 in

 

Freud asked: “What do women want?” Poor, clueless Siggy. Women want shoes. And we like the Chiara Holographic Blue Butterfly Sandal by Sophia Webster.

Freud asked, “What do women want?” Poor, clueless Siggy. Women want shoes. And we like the Chiara Holographic Blue Butterfly Sandal by Sophia Webster.

 

“I’m a sucker for America. Do you know I stayed abroad once for four months and every time I saw an American flag I would literally burst with pride, patriotism and nostalgia. And if I heard ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ I’d begin to cry.”  —Eleanor Parker

“I’m a sucker for America. Do you know I stayed abroad once for four months and every time I saw an American flag I would literally burst with pride, patriotism and nostalgia. And if I heard ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ I’d begin to cry.”
—Eleanor Parker

 

A soldier in the Jewish Brigade, a formation of the British Army that fought the Germans in Italy in 1944. The message on the rocket says “A gift for Hitler.”

A soldier in the Jewish Brigade, a volunteer corps in the British Army that fought the Germans in Italy in 1944. The message on the rocket says “A gift for Hitler.”

 

Livia Yarden wishes all our friends and relatives an inspiring and peaceful Shabbat.

Livia Yarden wishes all our friends and relatives an inspiring and peaceful Shabbat.

 

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  1. Miranda Rose Smith
    Posted July 19, 2015 at 2:32 am | Permalink

    “Why am I so good at playing bitches? I think it’s because I’m not a bitch. Maybe that’s why Joan Crawford always plays ladies.”
    —Bette Davis

    MEOW!!!!

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  2. Bill Brandt
    Posted July 17, 2015 at 1:23 am | Permalink

    Thanks Robert! Loved the quote from Bette Davis

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    • Posted July 17, 2015 at 9:16 am | Permalink

      and “There’s a broad with her future behind her.” — ouch!

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      • Robert J. Avrech
        Posted July 17, 2015 at 5:49 pm | Permalink

        Prophet Joe:

        Connie had a wicked way with words. She was also an expert poker player. She was the only woman who was allowed at the table with LB Mayer, David O Selznick and Joe Schenck in their weekend game where the stakes were enormous. She frequently took the big boys to the cleaners.

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        • Michael Kennedy
          Posted July 17, 2015 at 9:22 pm | Permalink

          Topper was my favorite movie of the 30s. She was one big reason. The fact that it stayed on TV for decades is another bit of evidence.

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    • Robert J. Avrech
      Posted July 17, 2015 at 5:50 pm | Permalink

      Bill:

      I wonder if Crawford ever heard it.

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