Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Elsa Lanchester on the set of Bride of Frankenstein, 1935
On her maternal instincts:
“I held a baby once. It felt like a bag of hot snakes.”

Giovanni Andrea Sirani
(b. 1610, Bologna, d. 1670, Bologna)
Esther before Ahasuerus
1630s
Oil on canvas, 101 x 140 cm
Szépmûvészeti Múzeum, Budapest

 

Frank Horvat
Couple, quai du Louvre, Paris, 1955

 

Edward Munch
Self Portrait Between Clock and Bed, 1940-42

 

Alberto Giacometti,
The Walking Man, 1961

 

Rick McGinnis
Artisanal Market, San Miguel de Allende, Nov. 2016

 

1930 Packard Custom Speedster – (Packard Motor Car Company Detroit, Michigan 1899-1958)

 

“In 40 years I’ve never been late. They pay me enough—so the least I can do is arrive sober, be on time and know all the jokes.”
—David Niven

 

Frank Horvat
Samaritans Praying, Mt. Gerizim, 1954

 

Jan de Bray
David Playing the Harp
1670
Oil on canvas, 142 x 154 cm
Private collection

 

Robert Mitchum in Night of the Hunter, 1955
“You’re staring at my fingers. Would you like me to tell you the little story of right-hand/left-hand? The story of good and evil?
H-A-T-E! It was with this left hand that old brother Cain struck the blow that laid his brother low. L-O-V-E! You see these fingers, dear hearts? These fingers has veins that run straight to the soul of man. The right hand, friends, the hand of love. Now watch, and I’ll show you the story of life. Those fingers, dear hearts, is always a-warring and a-tugging, one against the other.”
Screenplay by James Agee Based on the novel The Night of the Hunter by Davis Grubb

 

 

Irving Penn
Carmen Dell’Orefice and Butterflies, Vogue, 1946

 

Helen Frankenthaler
Japanese Maple
Woodcut, 2005

 

1930 Cadillac, V16 Boattail Speedster

 

“God knows I’ve got so many frailties myself, I ought to be able to understand and forgive them in others. But I don’t.”
—Ava Gardner

 

Guercino (1591-1666)
Saul Attacking David
1646
Oil on canvas, 147 x 220 cm
Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica, Rome

 

Irving Penn
Cristobal Balenciaga, “Balenciaga sleeve”
1951

 

Randall Combat Knife
Full Tang
9-3/8″ overall, 5″ blade of 3/16″ stainless steel. Top cutting edge sharpened. Polished Nickel Silver hilt. Black Micarta handle. Border Patrol handle shape. Wrist thong. Model C sheath with all leg ties and salmon stone.

 

Frank Horvat
Little Girl, Saint-Michel, Paris, 1956

 

Helen Frankenthaler
Madame Butterfly
Woodcut, 2000

 

Edward Steichen
Charles Chaplin, 1931

 

Passover Seder Plate
Eastern Galicia or western Ukraine
18th-19th century
Brass: cast and engraved; wood: painted and stained; ink on paper; silk: brocade; linen; cotton
13 3/4 × 14 in. (35 × 35.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of the Danzig Jewish Community to the Jewish Museum, New York

 

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7 Comments

  1. kgbudge
    Posted March 27, 2017 at 10:45 am | Permalink

    My immediate reaction to the Elsa Lanchester quote is that this is a woman I do not ever want holding my baby.

    In the Irving Penn photograph: Um, is that what I think it is?

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    • Barry
      Posted March 28, 2017 at 8:01 pm | Permalink

      David Niven’s line makes some sense with no pretention. Seeming to be a good guy should occasionally be saluted.

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  2. Michael Kennedy
    Posted March 25, 2017 at 11:40 am | Permalink

    Long ago, a friend owned a home in the Hollywood Hills. She was going to Europe for a year on sabbatical and rented the house to Bob Mitchum. She returned a year later and all was well until one day her next door neighbor, who was Hugh O’Brien, stopped by and suggested she should have her gardner uproot all the marijuana plants Mitchum had planted on the hill below the house before the cops saw them. That must have been around 1960.

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  3. Bill Brandt
    Posted March 24, 2017 at 11:06 am | Permalink

    Love the Packard. Such a sad end to a wonderful engineering-driven car company.

    My favorite Robert Mitchum quote : When a reporter asked him to verify what was in a tabloid, he replied “whatever they said its all true”.

    Ava Gardner’s quote was really an indictment of mankind.

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    • Barry
      Posted March 24, 2017 at 11:28 am | Permalink

      Ava Gardner — an arrogant, under educated Drunk blessed with photogenic good looks.
      Not my lead philosopher.

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  4. Posted March 24, 2017 at 4:06 am | Permalink

    I don’t understand the Irving Penn piece of art… can someone explain it to me?

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    • Posted March 24, 2017 at 6:03 am | Permalink

      You mean the photo with the butterflies? Well, it was a matter of Vogue telling him he had to shoot a model and some shoes. So he probably said to himself, “Well, if that’s what you want to see…” He was a photographer very much more talented and interesting than most of his subjects.
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