Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions September 2, 2016 by Robert J. Avrech 6 Comments Terri Garr, Gene Wilder b. Jerome Silberman (1933 – 2016), Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle and Mel Brooks on the set of Young Frankenstein (1974).“I was in the middle of shooting the last few weeks of Blazing Saddles somewhere in the Antelope Valley, and Gene Wilder and I were having a cup of coffee and he said, I have this idea that there could be another Frankenstein. I said not another – we’ve had the son of, the cousin of, the brother-in-law, we don’t need another Frankenstein. His idea was very simple: What if the grandson of Dr. Frankenstein wanted nothing to do with the family whatsoever. He was ashamed of those wackos. I said, “That’s funny.”—Mel Brooks Tim WalkerKaren Elson & ‘Atlas’ the Lion on posing table, Shotover House, Oxfordshire 2013 Archival pigment print on Moab supergloss paper 105.5 cms x 90.5 cms Vija Celmins (b. 1938), Heater, 1964. Oil on canvas, 47 9/16 × 48 in. (120.8 × 121.9 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase, with funds from the Contemporary Painting and Sculpture Committee 95.19 © Vija Clemens Vincent van Gogh (Dutch artist, 1853-1890), Bridge in the rain after Hiroshige 1887. Audrey Hepburn near Wall Street during the filming of Sabrina (1954) Photographer, Dennis Stock Joseph CornellHabitat Group for Shooting Gallery1943Mixed media39.4 x 28.3 x 10.8 cmPurchased with funds from the Coffin Fine Arts Trust; Nathan Emory Coffin Collection of the Des Moines Art Center, 1975.27Photo: Collection of the Des Moines Art Center© The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation/VAGA, NY/DACS, London 2015 Young FrankensteinScreenplay by Mel Brooks, Gene WilderBased on Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Steven Hill b. Solomon Krakovsky (February 24, 1922 – August 23, 2016).Baruch Dayan Emet.Mr. Hill summed up his long career, not necessarily with regrets but with a clear eye, in a 1996 interview with The Times. “What we have here is a story of profound instability and impermanence,” he said. “This is what you learn at the beginning in show business; then it gets planted in you forever.” Vija CelminsFreeway, 1966. Oil on canvas. 17 1/2 x 26 3/8 in. Collection of Harold Cook, Ph.D. © Vija Celmins. Image courtesy McKee Gallery, New York Tim Walker, Kinga Rajzak on flying saucer, Eglingham Hall, Northumerland, 2009 Archival pigment print on Moab slickrock metallic pearl paper 102 x 85 cm Winslow Homer (American artist, 1836–1910) Nurse with Parasol Cup for ritual washingArtist: Nava SegevJerusalem, Israel1994brassDonated to the Mina K. Avrech Collection of Judaica, Yeshiva University Museum, by Robert & Karen Avrech. Alex HayPaper Bag1968Fiberglass, epoxy, paint, and paper59 1/4 x 29 x 18 in.Whitney Museum of American Art, New York© Alex HayCourtesy of the artist and Peter Freeman, Inc., New York Photograph by Jerry L. Thompson “You need a man to go to hell with.”—Tuesday Weld Peter Blake, b. 1932Tuesday, 1961Enamel paint, wood, plastic and printed paper on board, 476 x 267 x 38 mmTate Museum Vija Celmins.Gun with Hand #1oil on canvas, 24 x 34 in.1964 Dora Carrington 1893-1932Spanish Landscape with Mountains c. 1924Oil on canvas559 x 667 x 21 mmTate Museum Harry CallahanChicago, 1949 Robert J. AvrechSilent Picture #1, 2016Acrylic on canvas18″ x 23 1/4″ Lielle, Mickey and Maayan wish all our friends and relatives a peaceful and inspirational Shabbat. Ed Ruscha, The Absolute End, dry pigment on paper, 1982.