Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions November 18, 2016 by Robert J. Avrech 7 Comments Anna Lee in How Green was My Valley, 1941.Lee was among the most prominent female members of the John Ford stock company. Ford’s pet name for her was Boniface, her middle name (Joanna Boniface Winnifrith). Ford’s feelings for Lee were cemented when she had a miscarriage while shooting How Green Was My Valley, brought on by collapsing during the scene where she learns her husband has died. She hadn’t told Ford that she was pregnant, but he nevertheless, blamed himself. The result was that on every picture Lee worked on with him, Ford would assemble the cast and crew, then ask her if she was pregnant.”No sir,” she would reply.“I just wanted to make sure.”—Source: Print the Legend, by Scott Eyman Hashiguchi GoyoKamisuki Hair, 1920Taisho era Eva Watson-Schütze1898Platinum printImage: 17.3 x 12.4 cmMount: 36 x 20.5 cmInscription(s): recto (printed label): 97verso (handwritten in pencil): Ligine Study \ Eva Watson \ …Mathilde…Source: Eastmanmuseum Calli McCawImagine That Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986)Pelvis Series1947Oil on canvas101.6 x 121.9 cm© Georgia O’Keeffe Museum/DACS 2016, courtesy Eykyn Maclean Brigitte Bardot, 1958Photo by Nicolas Tikhomiroff Edgar DegasThe Millinery Shop, 1879-1886 “Life seems to be a never-ending series of survivals, doesn’t it?”—Carroll Baker Marsden HartleyStorm Clouds Maine 1906-1907oil on canvas30 x 25 inches Andy GalsworthySycamore leaves edging the roots of a sycamore tree, Hampshire, November 1, 2013 Hedy Lamarr photographed by Clarence Sinclair Bull, 1939 Lucas Cranach the Elder, The Death of Holophernes, 1531© Foundation Schloss Friedenstein Gotha Photo by Jean Loup Sieff Kim Novak in Vertigo, 1958 Horst P. HorstLisa with Turban, New York, 1940 Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986)Winter Road I1963oil on canvas© Georgia O’Keeffe Museum/DACS 2016 Pierre Bonnard, “Self-Portrait of the Artist,” 1930. Watercolor, gouche and pencil on wove paper. 65 x 50 cm. “You know, when I first went into the movies Lionel Barrymore played my grandfather. Later he played my father and finally he played my husband. If he had lived I’m sure I would have played his mother. That’s the way it is in Hollywood. The men get younger and the women get older.”—Lillian Gish Clara PeetersTable with Cloth, Salt Cellar, Gilt Standing Cup, Pie, Porcelain Plate with Olives and Cooked Fowl (1611).Image courtesy of Museo del Prado Paul OuterbridgeKitchen Table1921 Sketches by Marilyn MonroeLeft: Lover Watching His Love Sleep, c. 1960Right: I Must Concentrate, c. 1960. Images courtesy of Julien’s Auctions. You can bid on these and more MM memorabilia here. Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck, Double Indemnity, 1944Screenplay by Billy Wilder, Raymond ChandlerBased on Double Indemnity by James M. Cain “When George Washington’s wanted a new watch in 1788, he wrote his fellow Founding Father Gouverneur Morris, asking him to buy one for him in Paris. Morris, who would become U.S. minister to France three years later, was making a business trip there. Washington asked for a simple, gold watch of good quality, similar to the big, slender one that Thomas Jefferson had gotten for James Madison. He sent Morris 25 guineas, saying he would pay more if necessary. (This is according to the book Jean-Antoine Lépine, Horloger by Adolphe Chapiro.) Three months later, Morris wrote Washington from Paris that Jefferson had warned him against the maker of Madison’s watch, claiming he was a crook. Jefferson instead recommended that Morris go to another watchmaker, named Romilly. Sadly, Romilly turned out to be a bad apple, too, Morris explained to Washington. Morris then asked a merchant for yet another recommendation, and was given the name of a watchmaker named Gregson. He was no better than the first two. Finally, Morris hit paydirt. He went to Jean-Antoine Lépine, watchmaker to King Louis XVI and one of the greatest watchmakers who ever lived. He bought from him two identical watches, one for Washington and one for himself. They were large, simple, keywound watches with virgule escapements. Washington’s was numbered 5,378. It remained in Washington’s family until 1935. The watch’s cuvette is engraved with the inscription: Remontez à droite/Tournez les Equilles/Lepine Hger du Roy/A Paris.”Source: Watchtime Robert J. AvrechSilent Picture Andy GalsworthyEarth artOak leaves and hole Melania Trump, America’s First Lady Ori ResheffHanukkah Dreidel.silver, patinated copper, cast, punched.Gift of Robert & Karen Avrech to the Mina K. Avrech Judaica Collection, Yeshiva University Museum Pinchas Zvi (Finn) wishes all our friends and relatives an inspirational and restful Shabbat.