Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions August 5, 2016 by Robert J. Avrech 12 Comments “Learn your lines, find your mark, look ‘em in the eye and tell ‘em the truth.”—Acting advice from James Cagney. N.C. Wyeth (American, 1882-1945) Portrait of Ann Reading, c. 1930 Oil on canvas 48 1⁄4 x 52 3:16 inches Private Collection Ruth OrkinComic Book Readers, New York City, 1947 William EgglestonUntitled, 1971-1974/2012Pigment print44 × 60 in111.8 × 152.4 cmEdition of 2 John GutmannLos Angeles, 1935 Egon SchieleSeated Woman With Bent Knee, 1917 “First, I’m trying to prove to myself that I’m a person. Then maybe I’ll convince myself that I’m an actress.” —Marilyn Monroe Edward Hopper, Automat, 1927 Esther Bubley, Nighthawk, 1943 Paul Gauguin (1848-1903)In the Heat of the Day Ida WymanUncle Melekh Lights Up, New York City, 1945 Frank Lloyd Wright, Scherzo, Rug design, 1955 Gloria Grahame in “Crossfire,” 1947Screenplay by John PaxtonBased on the novel, “The Brick Foxhole” by Richard BrooksIn the movie the motive for murder is anti-Semitism. In the original novel the motive is homophobia, but at the time any mention of homosexuality in a movie was forbidden by the Motion Picture Production Code. “I think that the best plot is no apparent plot. I like a slow start, that gets under the audience’s skin and involves them so they can appreciate grace notes and soft tones and don’t have to be pounded over the head with plot points and suspense hooks.”— Stanley Kubrick N.C. Wyeth (American, 1882-1945)Bright and Fair, Eight Bells, 1936Oil on canvas 42 3:8 x 52 1:4 inches Sacha Goldberger, Kissing the Mezuzah, from the series “The 770 Lubavitchers of Brooklyn.” Mori-Shunkei, Grasshopper and Rice Plan c.1820 Michael KennaMetro at Passy, Paris1991 Henri Rousseau, Flamingoes, 1907 Joan Fontaine, Suspicion, 1941. I think this photo would make a great business card for a child psychologist. Robert J. Avrech, Silent Picture, Beverlywood, Los Angeles, 2016 Maayan Ariel wishes all our friends and relatives a beautiful and inspirational Shabbat. Ed Ruscha, The Absolute End, dry pigment on paper, 1982.