Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions July 17, 2015 by Robert J. Avrech 8 Comments “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″ “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 96 x 141″ “Everything you see I owe to spaghetti.”—Sophia Loren 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 Giorgione, Judith, 1504 Oil on canvas 56 x 26″ Angelina as Judith, 2012 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 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 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 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 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 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 Clyfford StillPH-1007, 1976Oil on canvas92 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. “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 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.