Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions December 30, 2016 by Robert J. Avrech 8 Comments “To make a real war movie would be to occasionally fire at the audience from behind the screen during a battle scene. But word-of-mouth from casualties wouldn’t help the film to sell tickets. And again, such reaching for reality is against the law. Anyone seeing the movie will survive.”—Sam Fuller reassures moviegoers they will not go home with injuries if they go see his latest war movie. Vermeer, The Guitar Player(De gitaarspeelster)c. 1670-1672Oil on canvas53 x 46.3 cm. (20 7/8 x 18 1/4 in.)Kenwood House English Heritage as Trustees of the Iveagh Bequest, London Diane Arbus, An Empty Movie Theater, New York City, 1971 Origami Chair by Frank Lloyd Wright, 1949 Rick McGinnisChristmas Lights, Los Angeles, Nov, 2016 Richard Diebenkorn, Ocean Park #29, 1970, Oil and charcoal on canvas, 100, 1/8 , x 81 , 1/8 in. Dovima wearing Balenciaga, photographed by Richard Avedon for Harper´s Bazaar, October 1950 Joan MiroBlue III1961oil on canvas355 x 270 cmMusée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France Julie Christie shopping for groceries in Malibu (1968, photo by Ron Galella)On why she isn’t interested in marriage:“Men don’t want any responsibility, and neither do I.” Gabriel MetsuOld Woman Meditating1660-1662oil on panel27 x 33 cmRijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands Banana-wielding chorus girls on the set of Busby Berkeley’s The Gang’s All Here (1943) rehearse the Lady in the Tutti-Frutti Hat routine, which was described by one critic as “a male hairdresser’s acid trip.” Antonio GaudiCalvet chair, 1902 Barbara Stanwyck by George Hurrell Rick McGinnisLightning McQueen, Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles, Nov. 2016 John McLaughlin#26, 1961oil on canvas The elusive, post-retirement Greta Garbo walking in New York (1955, photo by Lisa Larsen for LIFE)“I have no plans, not for the movies, not for the stage, not for anything. I’m sort of drifting…Sometimes I put on my coat at 10 in the morning and go out and follow people. I just go where they’re going. I mill around.”—Garbo, on her life after leaving Hollywood (LIFE magazine, Jan. 24th, 1955) Greta Garbo in Flesh and the Devil, 1926Screenplay by Benjamin GlazerFrom the novel “The Undying Past” by Hermann SudermanTitles by Marian AinsleeUncredited, Hanns Kräly, Frederica Sagor Maas Josef Hoffmann “Sitzmaschine,” Austria 1908 Sean Scully, Music, 1986, oil on linen, 96 x 108 1/8 x 3 3/4 inches (courtesy of Mnuchin Gallery) Rick McGinnis, Finca Luna Serena, outside San Miguel de Allende, Nov. 2016 Winslow HomerThe Trysting Place187512 × 8 1/16 inches (30.5 × 20.5 cm)Framed (estimated): 20 × 17 inches (50.8 × 43.2 cm)Watercolor and gouache over traces of pastel and graphite on cream wove paperPrinceton University Art Museum, New Jersey Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds, 1959, RIP Carrie Fisher watches her mother on stage at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas, 1963. Debbie Reynolds as Kathy Selden in Singin’ In The Rain, 1952, her best film, and arguably the greatest musical ever produced. Robert J. AvrechThe Twelve TribesAcrylic on panelEach panel 10″ x 10″ Zelig SegalChanukah MenorahHeavy silver plated Hanukkah lamp which consists of two sliding bars each notched with eight semicircular openings. When aligned,the notches form receptacles for candles. The bars are made to slide, so that as each day of Chanukah passes, the number of holes can be increased to mark the passing of a new day of the celebration. Celebrating Abraham Lincoln, Maayan wishes all our friends and relatives a lovely and inspirational Shabbat and a joyous Chanukah.