Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions March 24, 2017 by Robert J. Avrech 7 Comments Elsa Lanchester on the set of Bride of Frankenstein, 1935On 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 Ahasuerus1630sOil on canvas, 101 x 140 cmSzépmûvészeti Múzeum, Budapest Frank HorvatCouple, quai du Louvre, Paris, 1955 Edward MunchSelf Portrait Between Clock and Bed, 1940-42 Alberto Giacometti,The Walking Man, 1961 Rick McGinnisArtisanal 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 HorvatSamaritans Praying, Mt. Gerizim, 1954 Jan de BrayDavid Playing the Harp1670Oil on canvas, 142 x 154 cmPrivate 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 PennCarmen Dell’Orefice and Butterflies, Vogue, 1946 Helen FrankenthalerJapanese MapleWoodcut, 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 David1646Oil on canvas, 147 x 220 cmGalleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica, Rome Irving PennCristobal Balenciaga, “Balenciaga sleeve”1951 Randall Combat KnifeFull Tang9-3/8″ 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 HorvatLittle Girl, Saint-Michel, Paris, 1956 Helen FrankenthalerMadame ButterflyWoodcut, 2000 Edward SteichenCharles Chaplin, 1931 Passover Seder PlateEastern Galicia or western Ukraine18th-19th centuryBrass: cast and engraved; wood: painted and stained; ink on paper; silk: brocade; linen; cotton13 3/4 × 14 in. (35 × 35.5 cm) Credit Line:Gift of the Danzig Jewish Community to the Jewish Museum, New York Pinchas Tzvi, Finn, wishes all our friends and relatives a lovely and inspirational Shabbat.