Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions June 3, 2016 by Robert J. Avrech 15 Comments “To all the girls that think you’re fat because you’re not a size zero, you’re the beautiful one, its society who’s ugly.”― Marilyn Monroe Govern Flinck, Dutch, 1615-1660The Expulsion of Hagar, c. 1640-’42Oil on canvas, 110.7 x 138.8 cm Michal Barat KorenHagar2014,C-Print Gregory Peck and Ingrid Bergman, Spellbound, 1945, screenplay by Angus MacPhail, Ben Hecht. Stuart Davis, Lucky Strike, 1924. Oil on paperboard, 18″x24″ Irene Dunne by Roman Freulich, 1932 Winslow HomerAmerican painter (b. 1836, Boston, d. 1910, Prouts Neck)Summer Night1890Oil on canvas, 77 x 102 cmMusée d’Orsay, Paris “Never say never, for if you live long enough, chances are you will not be able to abide by its restrictions. Never is a long, undependable time, and life is too full of rich possibilities to have restrictions placed upon it.”—Gloria Swanson Captain Thomas Smith was a seventeenth-century American artist and mariner who completed this self-portrait circa 1680. This painting is the earliest known self-portrait in America, and the only known self-portrait by a Puritan. Richard Avedon, Jean Shrimpton, 1965 John Frederick PetoLincoln and the Star of David1904Private collectionoil on canvasHeight: 50.8 cm (20 in.), Width: 35.56 cm (14 in.)The Star of David implies a lost Moses. Louis Comfort TiffanyAmerican painter and designer (b. 1848, New York, d. 1933, New York)Au nouveaux cirque, Papa Chrysanthème1894-95Favrile glass, leaded, 120 x 85 cmMusée d’Orsay, Paris Childe HassamAmerican painter and printmaker (b. 1859, Dorchester, d. 1935, East Hampton)Sunset at Sea1911Oil on hessian, 86 x 86 cmRose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham “You bring out a lot of your own thoughts and attitudes when acting. I think a great deal of it has to do with the inner you. You know, there’s nothing damnable about being a strong woman. The world needs strong women. There are a lot of strong women you do not see who are guiding, helping, mothering strong men. They want to remain unseen. It’s kind of nice to be able to play a strong woman who is seen.”—Ginger Rogers James Abbot McNeill WhistlerAmerican painter and printmaker (b. 1834, Lowell, d. 1903, London)Nocturne in Blue and Gold: Old Battersea Bridge1872-75Oil on canvas, 67 x 49 cmTate Gallery, London Joseph’s Coat Mennonite QuiltCirca 1880Pennsylvania Gene DavisSour Ball Beat1964acrylic on canvas126.36 x 106.68 cm Andrew WyethOpen and Closed1964 Jeff Gusky ‘Corridor in Kazimierz (Former Jewish District) Cracow, Poland 1996 Robert J. Avrech, Silent Picture, Teaneck, N.J. 2016 Marriage RingMila Tanya Griebel, British, b. 1963London, England, 2006Silver: hand-worked and pierced; agate3 1/16 × 15/16 × 5/8 in. (7.8 × 2.4 × 1.6 cm) Jumping for joy, Maayan wishes all our friends and relatives a lovely and inspirational Shabbat.