Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions August 12, 2016 by Robert J. Avrech 6 Comments “I am not a has been, I am a will be.”—Lauren Bacall Ohara KosonTorii and Crow in the Snow, 1910 Sacha GoldbergerFrom The 770: Lubavitch of Brooklyn series Frank Lloyd Wright, ‘Saguaro Forms and Cactus Flowers.’ Rug design, 1955 Rebecca Lepkoff, Gentleman’s Agreement, Lower East Side, New York City, 1947 Jacob Gerritsz Cuyp (Dutch artist, 1594–1650) Four-Year-Old Girl with Cat and Fish, 1600s Paul Jenkins (1923-2012)Phenomena Maimonides Mantle, 197977 x 75 inchesacrylic on canvas “Do you remember when Marilyn Monroe died? Everybody stopped work, and you could see all that day the same expressions on their faces, the same thought: “How can a girl with success, fame, youth, money, beauty … how could she kill herself?” Nobody could understand it because those are the things that everybody wants, and they can’t believe that life wasn’t important to Marilyn Monroe, or that her life was elsewhere.”—Marlon Brando Paul Revere Jr.Silver TeapotWorking Date: ca. 1782 Cary Grant to Katherine Hepburn, Bringing Up Baby, 1938.Written by Dudley Nichols, Hagar WildeBased on Bringing Up Baby 1937 short story in Collier’s by Hagar Wilde William Merritt ChasePortrait of Miss Dora Wheeler, ca, 1883. Oil on canvas, 62-1/2 x 65-1/2 inches. Cleveland Museum of Art, Gift of Mrs. Boudinot Keith in Memory of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wade, November 17, 1921. Paul JenkinsPhenomena Blue Held Over, 1975acrylic on canvas 75 x 118 inchesMilwaukee Art Museum. Gift of Jane Bradley Pettit. Michael KennaFrom the series Concentration Camps, 1989-2000. Stars of David, Westerbork. “I couldn’t remember my name for weeks. I’d be at the theater and hear them calling, “Miss Stanwyck, Miss Stanwyck”, and I’d think, ‘Where is that dame? Why doesn’t she answer? By crickey, it’s me!’”Young Barbara Stanwyck (born Ruby Catherine Stevens) by Mitchell Studios NY, 1926. This portrait was taken the year that she changed her name while working as an actress on Broadway. James Abbot McNeill WhistlerThe Artist in His Studio1865-66Oil on paper mounted on panel, 63 x 46 cmArt Institute, Chicago Photo by Ernst Haas (1921–1986) William Merritt Chase, Spring Flowers (Peonies)c.1889Pastel On Paper, Prepared With A Tan Ground, And Wrapped With Canvas Around A Wooden Strainer48 x 48 in. Paul JenkinsPhenomena Royal Violet Visitationacrylic on canvas14′ x 4 1/2′1977 Edward SteichenAnna May Wong, NY, 1930Selenium Toned Silver Gelatin Print10 × 8 in Robert J. Avrech, Silent Picture, Holding Light, Los Angeles, 2016 Ariel wishes all our friends and relatives a joyous and inspirational Shabbat. Ed Ruscha, The Absolute End, dry pigment on paper, 1982.