Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions June 16, 2016 by Robert J. Avrech 9 Comments On life in Hollywood during the Roaring 20s: “The lifestyle was very bizarre and wild. I remember thinking nothing of having liquor all around. We all learned to smoke. No one told us it was bad for us. We had parties that would last from morning through night and then we’d go on to another house and end up in a house with somebody we didn’t even know. Yet, in a way, it was an innocent time.”—Madge Bellamy Georgiana Houghton, Glory be to God, c.1868 Original German Poster for The Cabinet of Dr Caligari Josef Hoffmann, Tea & Coffee Set, Silver, Ebony, Amethyst & Carnelian c.1910 Alfred Hitchcock’s passport, 1954 Erwin BlumenfeldSelf portrait, 1932 Photo by Horst. B. Horst1943Vogue magazine “I want to go back to the stage. The trouble with Hollywood is everybody is crazy for money. The producers are trying to make pictures cheaper and faster. They do not realize the public is becoming more critical, and can see the cheapness.”—Ann Dvorak William Michael HarnettAmerican painter (b. 1848, Clonakilty, d. 1892, New York)Old Models1892Oil on canvas, 138 x 72 cmMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston Roman VishniacDavid Eckstein, seven years old, and classmates in cheder (Jewish elementary school) Brod, Czechoslovakia1938 Channa Horwitz, (1932-2013) Sonakinatrography XVIII, 1991. Casein and ink on mylar, 54 × 39 in. (137.2 × 99.1 cm). Estate of Channa Horwitz. Courtesy of the Estate of Channa Horwitz and François Ghebaly, Los Angeles. © Channa Horwitz. Photograph by Robert Wedemeyer Winslow Homer (1836-1910)Waiting for an Answer1872Oil on canvas12 x 17″ Anna May Wong, 1929, photo by Dudley James Glanfield Nastassja Kinski With Marlene Dietrich Doll by Helmut Newton, 1983 “I knew I belonged to the public and to the world, not because I was talented or even beautiful, but because I had never belonged to anyone or anything else.”—Marilyn Monroe Tomma Abts“Still”1999,Acrylic & oil on canvas 18.9 × 14.96 inches Humphrey Bogart and Claude Rains, Casablanca (’42),Screenplay by Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, Howard KochBased on Everybody Comes to Rick’s by Murray Burnett, Joan Alison Milton Avery,Red Rock Falls, 1947, Oil on canvas, 33 7/8 x 43 7/8 in. Edward Hopper (1882-1967)Early Sunday Morning1930Oil on canvas35 3/16 × 60 1/4 in. The synagogue we attend is building a new wing. Last week, as the old building came down, three wall signs were revealed. The top two were local businesses long gone. Canada Dry Spur Cola was a regional brand I never heard of. These signs have been covered for over 50 years. They will soon be covered once again by our new building — for who knows how long. With joy and gratitude to HaShem we are proud announce that Offspring#3 has given birth to a baby boy, who wishes all his new friends and relatives a peaceful and holy Shabbat.