Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions October 7, 2016 by Robert J. Avrech 7 Comments “You know what you can do with this.”—Myrna Loy to MGM when they sent her a letter reprimanding her for speaking out on behalf of German Jews. Her call against Jew-hatred resulted in a loss of revenue for the studio when Hitler banned Loy’s movies in Germany. Photo by Aurelio Bormioli Evelyn Brent in The Mad Parade, 1931Source: Paper Dreams: The Lost Art of Hollywood Still Photography Rosalyn Drexler,“Marilyn Pursued by Death”acrylic and paper collage on canvas, 50 x 40 inches1963 George Hoyningen-HueneLee Miller1928 Gary Lang,Blue Light FiveAcrylic on canvas72 inches (diameter)2015 George Platt LynesGloria Swanson1939 William James Glackens (American 1870 – 1938)Girl in Black and White oil on canvas, 1914 Elsa Lanchester on the set of Bride of Frankenstein (1935, dir. James Whale)On her maternal instincts:“I held a baby once. It felt like a bag of hot snakes.”Source: Elsa Lanchester, Herself John Singer Sargent (American painter, 1856–1925) Girl Fishing 1913 George HurrellClark Gable William James GlackensGirl with a Green Appleoil on canvas, 1911 Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda, The Lady Eve, 1941. Written and directed by Preston SturgesBased on “Two Bad Hats” by Monckton Hoffe Pieter de HoochA Woman Peeling Apples Oil on canvas, c. 1663. Approximately 28″ x 21″, The Wallace Collection, London. Harry McCormickFriday Night Candlesoil on canvasCourtesy Chassidic Art Institute “The hand belongs to Mr. Don S. Carter, male member of a honeymoon team on route across the Ohio countryside to New York City. In one moment, they will be subjected to a gift most humans never receive in a lifetime. For one penny, they will be able to look into the future.The time is now, the place is a little diner in Ridgeview, Ohio, and what this young couple doesn’t realize is that this town happens to lie on the outskirts of the Twilight Zone.”—Rod Serling, “Nick of Time”, The Twilight Zone Yom Kippur belt and buckleEastern Europe19th centurySilver, repoussé and engraved; cotton and silver threadInscribed in Hebrew: “For on this day atonement shall be made for you to cleanse you of all your sins” [Lev 16:30]W: 6 (belt), 15 cm (buckle)Gift of E. Korner to the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, in memory of his father, Meir. Ruth OrkinBoy and Fence, Central Park, NYC1965 Paul SignacVenice the Pink Cloud1909 “Absorption in things other than self is the secret of a happy life.”—James Cagney William James GlackensYoung Woman in Greenoil on canvas, 1915 Louise Dahl WolfeDolores Del Rio1938 Janet Sobel (b. Jennie Lechovsky, 1894 -1968)Burning Bush, oil on canvas, framed: 35 x 27 x 3 in. 1944 Vertigo, 1958Screenplay byAlec Coppel, Samuel TaylorBased on “D’entre les morts” by Pierre Boileau, Thomas Narcejac Norman ParkinsonDresses for a wedding by Victor Siebel taken from on top of a taxi in Eaton Terrace, 1938 George HurrellBuster Keaton1931 Robert J. AvrechSilent Picture #4acrylic on wood panel11 x 14 x 1 in.2016 Mayan and Lielle wish all our friends and relatives an inspiring and peaceful Shabbat. Ed Ruscha, The Absolute End, dry pigment on paper, 1982.