Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions May 5, 2017 by Robert J. Avrech 8 Comments “I was never beautiful like Miss Hayworth or Miss Lamarr. I was known as ‘the little brown wren’. Who’d want to get me at the end of the picture? I thought I was the plainest, most unattractive thing ever, and glamour was something I felt was far beyond my grasp. But—and isn’t it funny?—now when I look at my old movies I think I was the most gorgeous creature—simply divine!”—Bette Davis, 1973 Rockwell Kent (1882-1971)Moonlight in the Adirondacks, circa 1960Oil on Panel, 11 7/8 x 15 7/8 inches Eliot ElisofonWoman & Crane, 1937 Maerten van HeemskerckNetherlandish painter (b. 1498, Heemskerck, d. 1574, Haarlem)Portrait of Anna Codde1529Oil on panel, 86 x 66 cmRijksmuseum, Amsterdam Poster, Black Narcissus, 1947 Natalie Wood posing beside her Big Eyes portrait by artist Margaret Keane. Photo by Peter Basch, 1960 Randall #5 “Camp & Trail Knife”6″ Black Micarta handle. Stainless steel blade. Nickel silver hilt. Thong hole. With a nifty… compass in the butt. “I’ve had to work hard at that easy-going manner you see on screen. When people see me in something and say, ‘That’s just you – that’s not acting,’ it’s the best compliment I can get.”—James Garner, 1928-2014 Still Life with Grapes and a BirdAntonio Leonelli (Antonio da Crevalcore) (Italian, Crevalcore, born by 1443–died by 1525, Bologna (?)ca. 1500–1510Oil on canvas15 5/8 × 15 5/8 in. (39.7 × 39.7 cm) Shirley Temple with Shirley Temple Colt’s Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Company (American, Hartford, Connecticut, 1855–present)Colt Model 1862 Police Revolver, Serial No. 38549, ca. 1868American, Hartford, Connecticut and New York,Steel, gold, copper alloy (brass); L. of pistol 11 in. (27.9 cm); Cal. .36 in. (9.1 mm)The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of W. C. Foxley, 2014 (2014.699) Rick McGinnisJackie Chan, Toronto, Feb. 1996 Robert MangoldFour-Color Frame Painting #4, 1984, Acrylic and pencil on canvas, 10 × 7 feet. Arthur DoveRed SunOil on canvas20 1/4 x 28 in. Robert Doisneau, Kiss in front of the Hôtel de Ville, 1950 Myrna Loy by Charles Gates Sheldon (American, 1889 – 1960) For one moment Cary and I did communicate for real.Seeing how handsome he still was, I asked why he didn’t still appear in movies.Cary sighed. “I just don’t look like Cary Grant anymore.”—via Shirley Jones, A Memoir Jan Cornelisz VermeyenNetherlandish painter (b. ca. 1500, Beverwijk, d. 1559, Bruxelles)Judith with the Head of Holofernesc. 1525Oil on panel, 65 x 47 cmPrivate collection Clark Gable with 1936 Ford. Note custom head-lamps, windshield, and wheel-covers. Birger Sandzén (Swedish/American, 1871-1954), Creek at Twilight, 1927. Oil on canvas, 48 x 60 inches. “Cast A Giant Shadow”, 1966.Senta Berger as Magda Simon.Kirk Douglas as David Mickey Marcus Karen and I are driving down Olympic Boulevard. We stop at a red light and see the sign.Karen says: “Oh, Mrs. White.”I say: “Huh?”Karen says: “Well, psychic swindlers usually have much more exotic names with gaudy neon signs.”“Maybe Mrs. White knows something we don’t know.” Omer Counter2001Teak, maple, woodburning, enamel on copper cover by Arnold Schwarzbart; The Studio of Arnold Schwarzbart, Knoxville, TN Ariel & Pinchas wish all our friends and relatives a lovely and meaningful Shabbat.