Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions September 30, 2016 by Robert J. Avrech 10 Comments Charlie Chaplin in The Great Dictator (1940)“Had I known of the actual horrors of Nazi concentration camps, I could not have made The Great Dictator. I wanted to ridicule their mystic bilge about a pure-blooded race. The English office at United Artists were against my making an anti-Hitler film — until the war had started.”—Chaplin, quoted in My Life in Pictures (1974) Tsuguharu FujitaYoung Woman on a Pink Couch c. 1918oil on canvas 65-x-54-cm., Private Collection Anna May Wong, 1929Photo by Paul Tanqueray Edouard ManetBranch of White Peonies and Secateurs, c. 1864oil on canvas Irving PennBee on LipsVogue,NY, 1995 Cary Grant and Rita HayworthOnly Angels Have Wings, 1939Story by Howard HawksScreenplay by Jules Furthman The undersea ‘Realm of Glass’ set from The Thief of Bagdad (1924) Art direction by William Cameron Menzies.To prepare the set for the underwater world, a family of artisans spent three months hand-blowing the required glass pieces.Source: Designs on Film: A Century of Art Direction by Cathy Whitlock The Dismissal of Hagar (1653) oil on canvas by Nicolaes Maes, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Edward SteichenKatharine Hepburn, 1933 Edward Linley Sambourne (1844–1910)Ethel Warwick, Camera Club, 2 August 1900Photograph, cyanotype on paperDimensions: 165 x 120 mm Dante Gabriel RossettiProserpine1874Oil on canvas1251 x 610 mm Photo by Jeanloup Sieff TeapotDesigned by Christopher Dresser (1834 – 1904)Sheffield, Englandca. 1879 (made)1879 (designed)James Dixon and Sons (maker)Materials and Techniques:Electroplated nickel silver with ebony handle Orazio Gentileschi (1563–1639)David and GoliathDate, circa 1605-1607oil on canvas73 × 53.5 inNational Gallery of Ireland I’m not good-looking. I used to be, but not anymore. Not like Robert Taylor. What I have got is I have character in my face. It’s taken an awful lot of late nights and drinking to put it there. When I go to work in a picture, I say, ‘Don’t take the lines out of my face. Leave them there.’—Humphrey Bogart, photo by Richard Avedon Morris LouisApproach, 1962Acrylic on canvas83 1/4 x 28 inchesThe Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.Gift of Judith H. Miller, 1990 Loretta Young by Edward Steichen, 1932 Milton Avery (American artist, 1885-1965)Shapes of Spring, 1952 Marlene Dietrich by Edward Steichen, 1931 ALBRECHT DÜRER (1471-1528)‘The Wing of a Blue Roller’ 1512 (watercolor and gouache), Albertina Museum, Vienna. George Hurrell photographing Robert Montgomery at MGM, 1937 Spice Box for Havdalah (1998) Silver, gold, spice and flower by Malka Kohavi, Yeshiva University Museum Robert J. AvrechSilent Picture #3acrylic on wood panel10″ x 10″, 2016 Doris Day with Cary Grant, Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris and Yogi Berra. This picture was probably taken during production of “That Touch of Mink,” 1962. Ariel (Leo), his daddy, and Brandon Nimmo wish all our friends and relatives a winning Shabbat and because Rosh Hashanah begins Sunday night, a shana tova u’mtukah, a happy and sweet New Year. In observance of Rosh Hashanah, Seraphic Secret will be offline until Tuesday.