Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

“After my screen test, the director clapped his hands gleefully and yelled, “She can’t talk! She can’t act! She’s sensational!”
—Ava Gardner
Photo by Norman Parkinson, 1953

Portrait of Elijah Boardman
by Ralph Earl (American, Worcester County, Massachusetts 1751–1801 Bolton, Connecticut)
1789
Oil on canvas
83 x 51 in.

 

Alfred Eisenstaedt
Scene at the School of American Ballet, New York, 1936.

 

1939 ZIS-101 Sport coupe, H/T Bill Brandt

 

Myrna Loy, 1937, photo by Laszlo Willnger

 

Sentimental Conversation
Artist: Quirijn van Brekelenkam (Dutch, Zwammerdam (?), after 1622–ca. 1669 Leiden)
Date: early 1660s
Medium: Oil on wood
Dimensions: 16 1/4 x 13 7/8 in. (41.3 x 35.2 cm)

 

Dovima in a 1956 photo by Milton Greene

 

Gold armband with Herakles knot
Period: Hellenistic
Date:3rd–2nd century B.C.
Culture: Greek
Medium: Gold inlaid with garnets, emeralds, and enamel
Dimensions:3 1/2in. (8.9cm)
Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.

 

“I am really rather like a beautiful Jersey cow, I have the same pathetic droop to the corners of my eyes.”
—Deborah Kerr

 

Lady with Her Pets (Molly Wales Fobes)
by Rufus Hathaway (1770–1822)
Date: 1790
Oil on canvas
34 1/4 x 32 in.

 


Woman in Chicken Hat, 1949, Lisa Fonssagrives photographed by Irving Penn

 

Honus Wagner, Pittsburgh, National League, from the White Border series for the American Tobacco Company
Date:1909–11
Commercial lithograph
Dimensions: Sheet: 2 5/8 x 1 7/16 in.

 

Rick McGinnis
Rocky Mountains, British Columbia

 

1938 Talbot-Lago T150-C SS Teardrop Coupé, H/T Bill Brandt

 

Brigitte Bardot, Paris, 1954, photo by Georges Dambier

 

Wang Guangle
Acrylic on Canvas
146 x 146 cm
2010

 

“Glamour is just sex that got civilized.”
—Dorothy Lamour

 

Corridor in the Asylum
by Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, Zundert 1853–1890 Auvers-sur-Oise)
September 1889
Oil color and essence over black chalk on pink laid (“Ingres”) paper
25 5/8 x 19 5/16in.

 

Model in a gown by Norman Norell, photo by John Rawlings for Vogue, 1950

 

1939 Duesenburg Coupe Simone Midnight Ghost, H/T Bill Brandt

 

Photo of Jean Patchett by Erwin Blumenfeld for the cover of Vogue, January 1949

 

John Holland Fountain Pen
1908
Hard rubber, mother of pearl sandwiched between filigreed gold bands, tapered cap. This pen is an eyedropper, which means it was originally supplied with a small eyedropper with which you suction ink out of the bottle and then squeeze into the barrel.

 

A group of paratroopers surrounds then-IDF chief rabbi Shlomo Goren at the Western Wall on June 7, 1967. (Micha Bar-Am/Defense Ministry’s IDF Archive)

 

Paper Cut Omer Calendar for Hevrah Mishnayyot, created by Baruch Zvi Ring in 1904 for his synagogue in Rochester, New York. More here.

 

The veteran medallion on my father, Rabbi Chaplain Abraham Avrech’s, z’l grave. We are grateful to all our veterans, living and dead.

 

Pinchas Tzvi wishes all our friends and relatives a lovely and inspirational Shabbat.

 

This entry was posted in Automobiles, Ava Gardner, Deborah Kerr, Dorothy Lamour, Fashion, Friday Fotos, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Still Photography, Jewish Holidays, Judaica, Judaism, Movies, Myrna Loy, Photography, True Hollywood Confessions and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Trackbacks are closed, but you can post a comment.

Comment Rules


Seraphic Secret is private property, that's right, it's an extension of our home, and as such, Karen and I have instituted two Seraphic Rules and we ask commentors to act respectfully.

  1. No profanity.
  2. No Israel bashing. We debate, we discuss, we are respectful. You know what Israel bashing is. The world is full of it. Seraphic Secret is one of the few places in the world that will not tolerate this form of anti-Semitism.

That's it. Break either of these rules and you will be banned.


8 Comments

  1. kgbudge
    Posted May 30, 2017 at 12:26 pm | Permalink

    I can’t talk or act either. But I think Ava had a couple of other assets I don’t have.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

    • Barry
      Posted May 30, 2017 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

      Drunken behavior isn’t seductive long term She was unable to sustain a relationship.

      Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  2. kishke
    Posted May 29, 2017 at 12:28 pm | Permalink

    Interesting how those cars from so long ago are so much more futuristic than how the cars of the future actually turned out.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 0

  3. Michael Kennedy
    Posted May 26, 2017 at 7:46 am | Permalink

    Brigette with the Crillon hotel in the back ground.

    Love the cars. Why did the 1930s have so many beautiful cars ?

    I love the Van Gogh. Great depth.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 3 Thumb down 0

    • Posted May 26, 2017 at 8:59 am | Permalink

      BB and Myrna, together again in a Friday Photos post!

      Michael, I think 2 major factors contributed to the 1930 car designs — 1) Art Deco was born in the 1920’s and came to the forefront of European and US design in the 1930’s, and 2) cars naturally evolved during that period. The early Ford Model T (1908) was a bare-bone design which stressed simplicity, utility and affordability. Twenty-five years later and the car designs focused on power, speed and (dare I say) sexiness.

      Have a wonderful Sabbath everyone and please remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice while defending our freedoms this weekend…

      Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 4 Thumb down 0

      • Robert J. Avrech
        Posted May 26, 2017 at 10:25 am | Permalink

        Nothing beats BB and Myrna, except for pics of my grandchildren.
        Agree that the Art deco movement powered car design as it did architecture, interiors, clothing, and the fine arts. Thanks so much for the Sabbath greeting.Have a meaningful Memorial day weekend.

        Like or Dislike: Thumb up 2 Thumb down 0

        • Posted May 26, 2017 at 11:32 am | Permalink

          I completely agree, Robert! But in my defense, I’ve been around here long enough to know that EVERY Friday Photos post must end with a variation of a) the grandchildren photo, and b) “The End”.

          Lastly, I must apologize for my hurried composition — ” and please remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice while defending our freedoms this weekend”. That sentence surely made you cringe. Of course, I meant “This weekend, please remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice while defending our freedoms”.

          Like or Dislike: Thumb up 3 Thumb down 0

          • kishke
            Posted May 29, 2017 at 12:27 pm | Permalink

            A very Trumpian sentence. You should tweet it.

            Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

Post a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Subscribe without commenting

  • How I Married Karen

    The new book
    by Robert J. Avrech


    Available in All Major Book Stores

    Buy this e-book for your Kindle from Amazon!
    Buy this e-book in the iBookStore!
    Buy this e-book in the iBookStore!

    Adobe Digital Edition's version is available through the Lulu store!

    Support independent publishing: Buy this e-book on Lulu.

  • Follow Me on Pinterest
  • Subscribe to Seraphic Press via Email

    Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.



  •  

    Annual Ariel Avrech
    Memorial Lectures

    Young Israel of Century City

    Fourteenth: June 11, 2016
    Daniel Greenfield: “Fighting Anti-Semitism and Defending Israel in the Age of BDS.”

    Blog Post
    MP3 Audio Stereo (100 MB)
    Thirteenth: May 22, 2016
    Ben Shapiro: “How You Can Save Israel”

    Blog Post
    MP3 Audio Stereo (70 MB)
    Twelfth: June 7, 2015
    Larry Elder: “The New Black Anti-Semitism”

    Blog Post
    MP3 Audio Mono (50 MB) | Stereo (100 MB)
    Eleventh: June 8, 2014
    Michael Medved: “Shifting Alliances: Why Liberals No Longer Reliably Support Israel — And Conservatives Do.”

    Blog Post | Audio (mp3 97MB)
    Tenth: June 9, 2013
    David Horowitz: “The War Against Judaism on the University Campus.”

    Blog Post | Audio (mp3 16MB)
    Ninth: June 3, 2012
    Joel B. Pollak: “The Mainstream Media’s Betrayal of Israel.”

    Blog Post | Audio (mp3 15MB)
    Eighth: June 5, 2011
    Yossi Klein Halevi: “What is Expected of a Survivor People: Lessons My Father Taught Me.”

    Blog Post | Audio (mp3 18MB)
    Seventh: June 13, 2010
    Dennis Prager: “Happiness is a Mitzvah, Not an Emotion.”

    Blog Post | Audio (mp3 80MB)
    Sixth: June 21, 2009
    Rabbi Steven Pruzansky: “Conformity in Jewish Life: Vice, Virtue or Affectation?”

    Blog Post | Audio (mp3 64MB)
    Fifth: June 15, 2008
    Rabbi Dr. Gil S. Perl: “What Was the Rosh Yeshiva Reading: Intellectual Openness in 19th Century Lithuania.”

    Blog Post | Audio (mp3 70MB)
  • Tags

  • Archives

  • Categories

  • Friends

    Hollywood

    Politics, Bloggers & News

  • Hitmap