Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions February 3, 2017 by Robert J. Avrech 9 Comments Greta Garbo on the set of Flesh and the Devil (1926)“I am always nervous and restless when I am making a picture. I cannot help it. That is why I never want people to see me while I am acting. I do not let people on the set. And I stay by myself all I can while I am making a picture. I sit in one corner alone, or go to my dressing room, or I walk outside by myself while the others are working.I cannot stand it for someone to come up and say, ‘What did you think of the football game?’ as they do here in America. I cannot get back on the track. I cannot do my best work then. It is the same with every picture – I tremble always, all over.”—Greta Garbo, in 1928 Photoplay interview John Brewster Jr. (1766-1854)Lucy Knapp Mygatt and Her Son George, 1799Oil on canvas Uncredited Photographer, Wołpa Synagogue, Near Bialystok, Built c.1700, Destroyed by the Nazis During World War II. The building was made of wood because Jews at that time were forbidden to build in stone. Thus, thousands of ancient and beautiful wooden synagogues were destroyed during WWII, c.1920 Henri MatisseFrench window in Collioure, 1914oil on canvas, 116,5 x 89 mCentre Georges Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne Rick McGinnisMontana, Beartooth Road, 2016 Pieter Codde, A Lady Seated at a Virginal Holding a Letter, Oil on oak panel, 40.6 x 31.8 cm. Private collection, Boston Pete Turner, The Quiet American, 1958 “Never say never, for if you live long enough, chances are you will not be able to abide by the simplest of such injunctions.”—Gloria Swanson Willem BuytewechMerry Company, Elegant Couples Courting c. 1616, 1620 Oil on canvas, 56.3 x 70.5 cm. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam Bronwyn Oliver (1959 – 2006) AustralianHome of a Curling Bird, 1988copper and lead60 × 180 × 2cm Bedřich Grünzweig, Kennedy Airport, New York City, 1964 Hans Holbein the Younger (1498–1543)Lady with a Squirrel on a chain, 1526 Erwin Blumenfeld, Untitled, 1955 Wallace BermanPapas Got a Brand New Bag,Collage, 1964 Rick McGinnisSanta Monica Pier, 2008 “I will have one of the cleanest obituaries of any actress. I never did cheesecake like Ann Sheridan or Betty Grable. I just used my hair.”—Veronica Lake Gerard ter BorchWoman at a Mirror, c. 1652oil on panel, h 34.5cm × w 26cm. Bookstore in Jewish Quarter, Paris ca. 1920 John Singleton Copley (1738-1815)Mrs Jerathmael Bowers, 1763oil on canvas Rick McGinnisBritish actor David Thewlis, Toronto, Dec. 1993 Jean Harlow in Beast of the City (1932)Harlow as Daisy Stevens: “Are ya gonna to try and reform me?”Wallace Ford as Detective Ed Fitzpatrick: “What for?”Story by W.R. Burnett, Screenplay by John Lee Mahin, Ben Hecht (uncredited) Robert J. AvrechStars of LA2016 Hendrick ter Brugghen, Esau Selling His Birthright c. 1627Oil on canvas, 106.7 x 138.8 cm. Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid Kim Novak shopping for books, 1956Photo: LIFE Clyfford StillPH-9711957oil on canvas113 1/4 in. x 148 in. x 2 1/4 in. (287.66 cm x 375.92 cm x 5.72 cm) Maayan Ariel wishes all our friends and relatives a lovely and inspirational Shabbat.