Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions November 4, 2016 by Robert J. Avrech 5 Comments Masayuki Mori & Machiko Kyō in Rashomon, 1950Marge: C’mon, Homer, Japan will be fun. You liked Rashomon.Homer: That’s not how I remember it.—The Simpsons, Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo, American broadcast date: May 16, 1999 Photo by Calli McCaw from the Imagine That series. Richard AvedonUntitled (Dovima in Balenciaga) 1950Harpers Bazaar Oded Baliltyoct 11, 2011Building a Sukka, Israel Dennis StockCostumed extra taking a break during the filming of Planet of the ApesLos Angeles, 1967 Pierre Auguste Renoir (French painter, 1841-1919) Girl with a Hat Margaret Hamilton & Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz, 1939“I suppose I’ve turned down a fortune [by refusing countless offers to re-create the role], but I just don’t want to spoil the magic. Little children’s minds can’t cope with seeing a mean witch alive again. Many times, I see mothers and little children and the mothers always recognize me as the witch. Often, they say to the kids, ‘Don’t you know who she is? She’s the witch in The Wizard of Oz! Then the kids look worried and say, ‘But I thought she melted.’ It’s as though they think maybe I’m going to go back and cause trouble for Dorothy again.”—Margaret Hamilton, The Washington Post (1973) The Tel Aviv Leica Store in 1942. The woman in front of the store is Rachel Levy who is wearing the ATS uniform, the women’s branch of the British Army during the World War II that later merged into the Women’s Royal Army Corps. Hans Memling (Flemish c. 1440-1494)Portrait of a Man c. 1470 oil on panelThe Frick Collection I Married a Witch, 1942Screenplay: Robert Pirosh, Marc ConnellyDialogue: René Clair, André Rigaud (both uncredited)Uncredited: Dalton TrumboBased on the unfinished novel, The Passionate Witch, by Thorne SmithNorman H. Matson (story completion) Gerrit DouThe Grocers’ Shop, A Woman Selling Grapes, 1672 A publicity still for Bright Lights, 1925, a silent romantic comedy that is now considered lost. The women are dressed as giant perfume bottles.Source: Sin in Soft Focus Melissa KretschmerDown Field, 2014vellum, gesso, gouache, beeswax, pencil, plywood48 x 49 inches(photo: Roman März) Vivian MaierApril 4, 1954NYC Monty Python: Ministry of Silly Walks (1970)“If I had not gone into Monty Python, I probably would have stuck to my original plan to graduate and become a chartered accountant, perhaps a barrister lawyer, and gotten a nice house in the suburbs, with a nice wife and kids, and gotten a country club membership, and then I would have killed myself.”—John Cleese, 1997 At the MillinersEdgar Degas( 1834-1917) 1881, pastel on five pieces of woven paper backed with paper and laid down on canvasThe Metropolitan Museum-of Art August SanderSelf Portrait, 1941 Salomon Mesdach (c. 1600-1632-Dutch artist)Portrait of Anna Boudaen Courten, 1619 Eugene JanssonSwedish artist, 1862-1915Dawn Over Riddarfjarden, 1899 Diane ArbusNYC, 1963 Edvard MunchGirls on a bridge, 1902 Robert J. AvrechSilent PictureThe Ancient Park, NYC2016 Wayne MillerChildren in a Movie Theater1958 Shabbat CandlesticksOri Resheff, Israeli, b. 1955Moshav Bar-Giora, Israel, 1993Silver: hand-worked and copper: patinated13 11/16 × 4 1/2 in. (34.8 × 11.4 cm) Ariel, Lielle, and Maayan wish all our friends and relatives a joyous and sweet Shabbat.