Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions December 9, 2016 by Robert J. Avrech 16 Comments “I don’t know that I’ve any style at all. I just patterned myself on a combination of Jack Buchanan [musical comedy star of the 1920s], Noël Coward, and Rex Harrison. I pretended to be somebody I wanted to be and I finally became that person. Or he became me. Or we met at some point. It’s a relationship.”—Cary Grant Edward HopperIntermission, 1963 Thomas HoepkerNaples, Italy, 1956 Vilhelm HammershoiDust Motes Dancing in Sunlight, 1900 Rick McGinnisSan Miguel de AllendeDecember 2016 French poster for Desire, 1936This is one of Marlene Dietrich’s best films. Lady in a Rooming House Parlor, Albion, NY, Diane Arbus Gabriel MetsuA Lady Reading a Letter1662-65Oil on panel, 53 x 40 cm.National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin “People with happy childhoods never overdo; they don’t strive or exert themselves. They’re moderate, pleasant, well liked, and good citizens. Society needs them. But the tremendous drive and dedication necessary to succeed in any field—not only show business—often seems to be rooted in a disturbed childhood. I wasn’t an unloved or an unwanted child, but I was moved around a lot, and then death and cruel circumstances brought many painful separations.”—Lucille Ball, in her autobiography Love, Lucy Gabriel MetsuThe Sick Childc. 1660Oil on canvas, 33.2 x 27.2 cm.Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam Rick McGinnisSan Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Nov. 2016 Jan Sterling and Cleo MooreWomen’s Prison, 1955Screenplay by Crane Wilbur, Jack DeWittStory by Jack DeWitt Maksim DondyukRosh Hashanah in Uman, Ukraine, 2014 Vilhelm Hammershoi, Interior, Strandgade 30, 1908 Erwin OlafKeyhole, 3, 2011From the series keyhole Chromogenic print Edward HopperNew York Interior, 1921 “Acting is like sex. You should do it, not talk about it.”—Joanne Woodward Photo by Leyla Emektar BrassaiPaulette and Henry, 1949 Gabriel MetsuA Gentleman Writing a Letterc. 1662 – 1665Oil on panel, 52 x 40.5 cm.National Gallery of Ireland Still from Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest, 1959Director of Photography, Robert Burks Rick McGinnisPortrait of actress Rebecca Hall, 2016 Munya UpinChanukah DreidelThis contemporary, sterling silver dreidel has a hand-woven, fine silver stem and spins on a hematite. Birthday girl Lielle Meital wishes all our friends and relatives a happy and inspiring Shabbat.