Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions February 17, 2017 by Robert J. Avrech 4 Comments “I didn’t show up at the ceremony to collect any of my first three Oscars. Once I went fishing, another time there was a war on, and on another occasion, I remember, I was suddenly taken drunk.”—John Ford Henri de Toulouse -Lautrec, May Belfort , 1895. Crayon, brush, and spatter lithograph, printed in five colors. Keystone printed in olive green, color stones in red , black, gray, and yellow on wove paper, 31 5⁄16 × 24 in. Private collection Milton H.Greene, Dovima, 1952 Edward Hopper, Drugstore, 1927 Photo by Hengki Koentjoro Vilhelm Hammershøi, Interior, Strandgade 30, 1901, Oil on canvas, 65 x 54 cm, Private Collection Rick McGinnisYellowstone National Park, July 2016 Carole Werner, Romy Schneider and Cat, 1965 Doni Silver Simons,Acrylic on canvas, Untitled (In the Nine Days) 36″ x 36″, 2009 “I have never had a single close intimate girlfriend in all my life. I never had a chum to whom I could confide all my secrets. I suppose this accounts for the fact that now it is so painfully difficult for me to open my heart. You have to learn so very young to open your heart.”—Jean Arthur Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, May Milton, 1895. Crayon, brush, spatter, and transferred screen lithograph, printed in five colors. Keystone printed in olive green, color stones in blue, red, yellow, and black on wove paper, 31 5⁄16 × 24 in. Private collection Richard Avedon, Dovima, 1950’s Vilhelm Hammershøi, Figures by the Window, c.1895, Oil on canvas, 55 x 46 cm, Private Collection Photo by Todd Webb, Cobblestones, Provence, France, 1977 Unknown American artist, Mary Ann Elizabeth Thum of Philadelphia with bird, 1790s Boston Post, Massachusetts, June 5, 1921In 1921 Bebe Daniels was cruising in her Marmon Roadster with current beau boxer Jack Dempsey (and her mother, chaperone for proprieties sake). When they crossed the into Orange County she was pulled over for speeding — she was going 56 ½ MPH. The judge in the case was notorious for giving steep fines to anyone going above the speed limit, as well as jail time for anyone going over 50 – and Bebe was no exception. She told the motorcycle officers at the scene that she’d been speeding because her radiator had sprung a leak, she wanted to get it fixed before more trouble ensued, but they didn’t buy it.. neither did the jury.She was sentenced to 10 days in jail, although some critics were unimpressed when she was gifted a full bedroom set (including a rug and a phonograph) from a local furniture store for her Santa Ana cell, claiming that it looked like a boudoir scene from a movie. They also ridiculed the fact that her mother stayed with her for the majority of the term, and weren’t impressed when she bragged about her guest book which she claimed had racked up 721 signatures from visitors while in the clink. On her first day in jail the judge who sentenced her welcomed her with a bouquet of roses. She was pretty upbeat about the whole thing though, telling the sheriff that “This is a comfy little place, anyhow. It will be sort of a quiet vacation.” Via: Yesterday’s Print Rick McGinnisYellowstone National Park, July 2016 Bette Davis in The Letter, 1940Screenplay by Howard E. KochBased on 1927 play The Letter by W. Somerset Maugham Bronwyn Oliver (Australia, 1959-2006)Clef1993Copper110 × 45 × 40 cm© Estate of Bronwyn Oliver. Courtesy Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, SydneyPhoto: © TarraWarra Museum of Art and Dr Marcus Bunyan “I have gone through a long apprenticeship. I have gone through enough of being a nobody. I have decided that when I am a star, I will be every inch and every moment the star! Everybody from the studio gateman to the highest executive will know it.”—Gloria Swanson, 1922 Samuel RothbortArtist’s Shadow Over Ruth in Bed, 1931oil on canvas, handmade frame, 34.65 in.H x35.75 in. W Rick McGinnisSteve Buscemi, Toronto, Sept. 1992 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Cover for L’Estampe originale, 1893. Brush and spatter lithograph, printed in six colors. Keystone printed in olive green, color stones in beige, salmon red, red, yellow, and black on wove paper. Only state, 22 1/4 × 25 11⁄16 in. Private collection Richard Avedon, Dovima with ElephantsEvening dress by Christian Dior, Cirque d’Hiver, August 1955 Vilhelm Hammershøi, Double Portrait of the Artist and his Wife, seen through a Mirror, The Cottage Spurveskjul, c.1911, Oil on canvas, 55,2 x 76 cm, Private Collection The Triumph of Mordechai, 1988Purim Noisemaker by Moshe Zabari, Israeli, b. 1935Silver, lapis lazuli, and carnelian, 3 1/2 × 6 1/4 × 1 in. (34.3 × 15.9 × 2.5 cm) Robert & Karen AvrechSkin WorshipBeverly Hills, 2017 Livia Yarden wishes all our friends and relatives a lovely and inspirational Shabbat.