Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions April 21, 2017 by Robert J. Avrech 11 Comments “Experts always know everything but the fine points. When I took my citizenship exams, no one there knew how the White House came to be called the White House. But I did. So I told them.”—Hedy Lamarr Jamie WyethRed Tail Hawk2013paint and pencil on paper 15 7/8 x 15 7/8 in. The Agoraphobic PhotographerGuellaia, Medenine, Tunisia. Photograph by Jacqui Kenny via Google Street View Édouard Manet (1832-1883)Before the Mirror, 1876 Oil on canvas36 1/4 x 28 1/8 inchesSolomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Thannhauser Collection, Gift, Justin K. Thannhauser, 1978 Dolores del Rio about to leave home for the studio in her Franklin. The man holding open the door is not her chauffeur but the beautiful star’s husband, Jaime Martinez del Rio. Their marriage lasted seven years. From 1930 to 1940 del Rio was married to MGMs legendary art designer Cedric Gibbons. After their marriage failed she had an intense affair with Orson Welles. Welles once remarked that he was “incredibly impressed” with del Rio’s lingerie, hand sewn for her by French nuns. Cy TwomblyLeda and the Swan, 1962, oil, lead pencil and wax crayon on canvas, 6′ 3″ x 6′ 6 3/4″ “I see myself, in the years ahead, directing or producing or both. I see myself developing new talent, which would be furiously interesting for me. For I love talent. Love to watch it. Love to help it. Am more genuinely interested in the talent of others than I am in my own.”—Ida Lupino, 1945 N.C. WyethOnce the Girl Started Through the Yard as Though She Would Rush After Them and Stoppedat the Gate1930-1931oil on canvas 34 1/8 x 25 1/4 in. Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Photograph by Jacqui Kenny via Google Street View.The Agoraphobic Photographer Ralph Bellamy and Rosalind Russell, His Girl Friday, 1940Screenplay by Charles Lederer, Based on The Front Page, 1928 play by Ben Hecht & Charles MacArthur Paul Gauguin (1848-1903)Haere Mai, 1891Oil on burlap28 1/2 x 36 inchesSolomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Thannhauser Collection, Gift, Justin K. Thannhauser, 1978 Clark Gable and his customized Duesenberg, 1930s. Alvar AaltoTea Trolley (model 98)1936–1937Manufacturer: Oy Huonekalu-ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab, Turku, FinlandLaminated birch, linoleum, and rubber22 x 35 1/2 x 18″ “I love everything I do. I’m immensely interested in and enthusiastic in everything I do, everything. No matter what it is I’m doing, no matter how trivial, it isn’t trivial to me. I give it all I got and love it. I love living. I love life.”—Carole Lombard (October 6, 1908 – January 16, 1942) Andrew WyethBinoculars1981watercolor and dry brush on paper 21 x 29 in. Chañaral, Atacama Region, Chile. Photograph by Jacqui Kenny via Google Street View.The Agoraphobic Photographer Henri Rousseau (1844-1910)The Football Players, 1908Oil on canvas39 1/2 x 31 5/8 inches Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York Annette Funicello (1942- 2013) with her ’57 Ford Thunderbird Errol Flynn (1909-1959) aboard his yacht. Note the Randall Model #3 knife on his hip, 1946. Rick McGinnisBrown Street, Belfast, April 2017 Tobi KahnOmer Counter, SAPHYR III, Variation IV, Acrylic on wood, 36 x 28 x 5 in., 2011 Ariel wishes all our friends and relatives an inspirational Shabbat.