Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions November 25, 2016 by Robert J. Avrech 9 Comments Sharon Tate by Philippe Halsman, 1966“Sharon is too nice. She doesn’t believe in her beauty. Once when I was very poor in Poland, I had got some beautiful shoes, and I immediately became ashamed of them. All my friends had plain, ordinary shoes, and I was embarrassed to walk in front of them. That’s how Sharon feels about her beauty. She’s as embarrassed by it.”—Roman Polanski William Merritt Chase, Young Orphan An Idle Moment, 1884 J. RobichezBerber Jewish Children, High Atlas Mountains, Morocco, c. 1935 Hans HolbeinLais of Corinth, 1526 Judy Garland (reading Life magazine) and some munchkin actors between takes on the set of The Wizard of Oz, December 23, 1938 Andy GalsworthyEarth ArtYellow Maple Leaves Laid Over a River Rock, 1991 Irving PennFreckles, 1960s Calli McCaw, Imagine That Saul LeiterRaining on Two, 1957 Egon SchieleSmall Tree in Late Autumn, 1911 Dorothea LangeGrapes of WrathCalifornia, 1940 On not taking your own advice:“To succeed in life means to count only on oneself, to remove oneself forever from dependency, to learn solitude, to no longer endure the disappointments inflicted by others, to no longer disperse one’s energies, to only give the gift of one’s presence after reflection, to know how to keep quiet, and to listen to what really matters, [and] to look in depth at what really is deserving.”—Brigitte Bardot, in her memoir Initiales B.B. (photo by Sam Levin, 1967) Anna May Wongby Paul Tanqueray, whole-plate glass negative, 1929 Leonardo da VinciA Woman’s Head, 1470 – 1476 Photo by Vivien Maier BoccaccioGypsy Girl, c. 1516-1517 Diane Arbus (1923-1971) Windblown Headline on a Dark Pavement, NYC, 1956 Silver Gelatin PrintDiane Arbus Estate Andy GalsworthyEarth ArtSugar Maple Leaves “I don’t know about all this TV all day long now; there’s people acting all the time – they turn the thing on, somebody’s there acting at them. I wonder if that’s good for people — all this acting.”-Jimmy Stewart (via) Edward HopperCompartment C Car, 1938 Douglas KirklandMarlene Dietrich, 1978 Leonardo Da VinciA Copse of Trees, 1502 Andy GalsworthyEarth ArtBamboo in Japan Photo by Fan HoCourtesy of Modernbook Gallery Milton GreeneAva Gardner, 1954 Henk JonkerVolendam, the Netherlands, 1947 Robert J. AvrechRain, Rust, HingeLos Angeles, 2016 Maayan and Livia wish all our friends and relatives a delicious Shabbat.