Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions October 21, 2016 by Robert J. Avrech 8 Comments Myrna Loy & William Powell in The Thin Man, 1934.She grinned at me. “You got types?”“Only you, darling—lanky brunettes with wicked jaws.”—Dashiell Hammett, The Thin Man (1929) Carl Gustav Carus (1789–1869)Woman on the Balcony1824oil on canvas16.5 × 12.6 in Vivian Meier1960Out of the Shadows Alex KatzAda, 2008Oil on canvas Federico PatellaniGina Lollobrigida on the set of La Legge, 1958 The Godfather, 1972Screenplay by Mario Puzo, Francis Ford CoppolaBased on The Godfather by Mario Puzo Tsukioka YoshitoshiOne Hundred Aspects of the Moon #24 1886.Japanese woodblock print Stanley Kubrick & Sue Lyon on the set of Lolita (1962)“From the first, she was interesting to watch—even in the way she walked in for her interview, casually sat down, walked out. She was cool and non-giggly. She was enigmatic without being dull. She could keep people guessing about how much Lolita knew about life.”—Stanley Kubrick, 1962 Jean-Baptise-Camille Corot, Portrait of a Girl, 1857-8 Horst B. HorstSherry Nelms in Lilli Ann’s gabardine suit, hat by Lilly Dachevogue, 1951 Sir David Wilkie (Scottish, 1785-1841)Guess my Name1821Black and red crayon with graphite, heightened with white chalk on laid paper4 x 7 inches (103 x 180 mm) John Singleton CopleyPaul Reverec. 1768-70Oil on canvas35 x 28 1/2 in. (88.9 x 72.3 cm)Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Silver teapot by Paul Revere, Jr. (1734-1818), Boston, Massachusetts, 1760-1765, engraved with family crest of John Ross of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and “NOBILIS.EST.IRA. LEONIS” (The wrath of the lion is noble.), Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Pauline Revere Thayer Collection Andre KerteszThe Lost Cloud, New York 1937 Clara Peeters (1607-1621)Still Life with Cheeses, Almonds and Pretzels, c. 1615, with the “signed knife”, and a reflection of the painter on the rim of the jug lid. “I defy any pretty girl who is rocketed to stardom in a sex nymphette role to stay on a level path. Lolita exposed me to temptations no girl of that age should undergo. From the time I was about 16, I’d go totally wacko, totally crazy, for about three months at a time, then go into such deep depressions that I wouldn’t even leave the house to go to the grocery store.I hate the spotlight, I hate people looking at me, I don’t like strangers asking me questions. I like to be left alone. I enjoy my security, my safeness with a private life. I was once on a television show, a talk show. My brother had just died two days before that. The interviewer opens his show by saying – and now I was 16 years old – he said, ‘Did your brother kill himself because you played Lolita?’ I didn’t say a thing. I got up and I walked off. I couldn’t even dignify that. I had no words. That’s typical of the reason that I can’t be a movie star. I never could.Am I going to be Lolita when I’m 50? Much as I appreciated Lolita in her day, I’d like to leave her now.”—Sue Lyon,1962 Paul-Jean Flandrin (French, 1811-1902)Profile of a seated GirlOil on canvas18 x 15 inches (46 x 38 cm) Diane ArbusWoman with EyelinerN.Y.C. 1964 George HurrellMerle Oberon, 1935 Tarzan, The Ape Man, 1932 Jim Dine (b. 1935)Tinsnip, 1973Etching and lithograph on paper455 x 600 mm Munya UpinSterling silver Shabbat candlesticks with hand-woven silver stems.Size: 7 1/4 x 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 inches Karen ties herself into a knot with Picasso’s Blue Period. Robert J. AvrechM’rachevet (Hovering)Acrylic on canvas18 1/4 x 23 in.Gift to my grandson Pinchas Tzvi, 2016 Pinchas Tzvi (Finn) and Ariel Chaim (Leo) wish all our friends and relatives a lovely Shabbat and a joyous last days of Succos.