Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions May 26, 2017 by Robert J. Avrech 8 Comments “After my screen test, the director clapped his hands gleefully and yelled, “She can’t talk! She can’t act! She’s sensational!”—Ava GardnerPhoto by Norman Parkinson, 1953 Portrait of Elijah Boardmanby Ralph Earl (American, Worcester County, Massachusetts 1751–1801 Bolton, Connecticut)1789Oil on canvas83 x 51 in. Alfred EisenstaedtScene 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 ConversationArtist: Quirijn van Brekelenkam (Dutch, Zwammerdam (?), after 1622–ca. 1669 Leiden)Date: early 1660sMedium: Oil on woodDimensions: 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 knotPeriod: HellenisticDate:3rd–2nd century B.C.Culture: GreekMedium: Gold inlaid with garnets, emeralds, and enamelDimensions: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: 1790Oil on canvas34 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 CompanyDate:1909–11Commercial lithographDimensions: Sheet: 2 5/8 x 1 7/16 in. Rick McGinnisRocky Mountains, British Columbia 1938 Talbot-Lago T150-C SS Teardrop Coupé, H/T Bill Brandt Brigitte Bardot, Paris, 1954, photo by Georges Dambier Wang GuangleAcrylic on Canvas146 x 146 cm2010 “Glamour is just sex that got civilized.”—Dorothy Lamour Corridor in the Asylumby Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, Zundert 1853–1890 Auvers-sur-Oise)September 1889Oil color and essence over black chalk on pink laid (“Ingres”) paper25 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 Pen1908Hard 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.