Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions July 29, 2016 by Robert J. Avrech 8 Comments Marilyn Monroe reading Ulysses by James Joyce. Photographed in 1955 by Eve Arnold.“She kept ‘Ulysses’ in her car and had been reading it for a long time. She said she loved the sound of it and would read it aloud to herself to try to make sense of it–but she found it hard going. She couldn’t read it consecutively. When we stopped at a local playground to photograph she got out the book and started to read while I loaded the film. So, of course, I photographed her.”—Eve Arnold. Berthe Morisot (French artist, 1841-1895) On a Bench Bill BrandtEva and Lyena on the balcony, 1934 Adolph Gottlieb“Mist” 1961 Oil on canvas 72 x 48 in (182.9 x 121.9 cm) Guggenheim, NY Michael KennaAlley of Trees, Damyang, Jeollanamdo, South Korea, 2012 In 2013, a Rolex Oyster, made circa 1945, owned by silent film star Charlie Chaplin was offered in auction. The watch was notable not only for having belonged to Chaplin, but also for it’s rarity as one of the few left-handed models produced by Rolex during this period. The watch was accompanied by four vintage photos and various authenticating correspondence. The Rolex sold for $51,250, over four times its high estimate of $12,000. André KertészCircus, Budapest, 1920 Herbert ListVia della Lungarni, Trastevere, Rome, 1953 ”This photo is beautiful because it reminds me of Cary. He was one of the most special people in my life. He was the one who called to tell me I won my Oscar. He was funny, he was vulnerable, and we stayed friends, talking on the phone all the time until the day he died.”—Sophia Loren Jay DeFeoDove One, 1989oil on linen; 16 x 20 in. Edouard BoubatMontmartre, Paris, 1948 Ohara KosonSmall Butterfly and Sunflower c.1900 Michael KennaCliff and Clouds, Etretat, Haute-Normandie, France, 2000 William Holden voice-over in Sunset Boulevard, 1950Written by: Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, D. M. Marshman, Jr. David Hockney“A Bigger Splash”1967 “Acting is the most minor of gifts and not a very high-class way to earn a living. After all, Shirley Temple could do it at the age of four.”—Katherine Hepburn Edgar DegasBallerinas, 1884 Michael KennaDiving Boards and Cruise Ship, Nice, France, 1997 Egon SchieleWoman with Black Hat1909; Vienna, Austriaoil, canvas Robert J. Avrech, Silent Picture, Lipstick Display, Dallas, 2016 Women of the Lemba Jewish community. Manavhela, Limpopo Province, South Africa. August 2015. (Photo by Jono David) Ariel wishes all our friends and relatives a peaceful and uplifting Shabbat. Ed Ruscha, The Absolute End, dry pigment on paper, 1982.