Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

“I don’t know why the public took a liking to me so fast. Popularity is a curious thing. The public responds to a dimple, a smile, a giggle, a hairstyle, an attitude. Acting talent has less to do with it than personality.”
—Irene Dunne

Lukas Spielhausen
by Lucas Cranach the Elder (German, Kronach 1472–1553 Weimar)
Date: 1532
Oil and gold on beech
20 x 14 3/8 in. (50.8 x 36.5 cm)


Marilyn at the door, a 1954 photo by Philippe Halsman


Seventeenth Century Lady
by William Merritt Chase (American, Williamsburg, Indiana 1849–1916 New York)
ca. 1895
Oil on canvas
36 1/2 x 23 3/4in. (92.7 x 60.3cm)


Rick McGinnis
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, April 2017


Winter Landscape
by George Seeley (American, 1880–1955)
Gum bichromate and platinum print
Image: 43.7 x 53.8 cm (17 3/16 x 21 3/16 in.)


Bugatti Atlantique coupe, 1939. H/T Bill Brandt


Tyrone Power, 1936
“Ty was everybody’s favorite person, and all agreed that he was that great rarity – a man who was just as nice as he seemed to be. With his flashing good looks, graceful carriage, and easy laughter, it was no surprise that he was a Pied Piper to women – they followed him in droves wherever he went – but Ty was a simple person, with a great down-to-earthness and modesty about himself.”
—David Niven


Judith with the Head of Holofernes
by Lucas Cranach the Elder (German, Kronach 1472–1553 Weimar)
ca. 1530
Oil on linen
35 1/4 x 24 3/8 in. (89.5 x 61.9 cm)


Dovima by Richard Avedon; Paris, 1950


The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere
by Grant Wood (American, Anamosa, Iowa 1892–1942 Iowa City, Iowa)
Oil on Masonite
H. 30 x W. 40 in. (76.2 x 101.6 cm)


Photo by Vivian Maier, Chicago, 1960s


The Four Trees
by Claude Monet (French, Paris 1840–1926 Giverny)
Oil on canvas
32 1/4 x 32 1/8 in. (81.9 x 81.6 cm)


1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic. H/T Bill Brandt


Carole Landis, b. Frances Lillian Mary Ridste, 1919
“Stardom is merely some talent, a few breaks and a lot of publicity. I have the talent, the publicity will come and so will the breaks. Just give me a couple of years.”
—Carole Landis
Carole Landis committed suicide at the age of 29 in 1948


Saada, the Wife of Abraham Ben-Chimol, and Préciada, One of Their Daughters
by Eugène Delacroix (French, Charenton-Saint-Maurice 1798–1863 Paris)
Watercolor over graphite on wove paper
8-3/4 x 6-3/8 in. (22.2 x 16.2 cm)
“Delacroix produced this sumptuous watercolor on a trip to North Africa in 1832. He accompanied his friend the Count de Mornay on his mission as good-will ambassador to the Sultan of Morocco, Abd-er-Rahman II. Assigned to the delegation as dragoman was the Jewish interpreter Abraham Ben-Chimol (Abraham Benchimol) of Tangiers, who introduced the Frenchmen to his wife and to his daughter, pictured here in her bridal attire. In his “Journal,” Delacroix described in extensive detail a Jewish wedding he attended in Tangiers on February 21, 1832.”


Estrella Boissevain wearing a hat and coat dress by Bergdorf Goodman, New York, 1938, photo by Horst P. Horst


Chair (Sgabello)
Attributed to the Workshop of Giuliano da Maiano (1432–1490) and Benedetto da Maiano (1442–1497)
ca. 1489–91
Italian, Florence
Walnut, maple, ebony; ebonized wood, and fruitwood; traces of gilding and red paint
H. 58 x W. 16-3/4 x D. 16-1/2 in. (147.3 x 42.5 x 41.9 cm)


Claudio Bravo (Chilean, 1936–2011)
Seraphim (White, yellow, and green), 1999
oil on canvas
148.9 x 200.02 cm. (58.6 x 78.7 in.)


1938 Bugatti 57SC Atlantic Coupe. H/T Bill Brandt


Robert J. Avrech
Karen at Noon, Los Angeles, 2017


Lielle wishes all our friends and relatives a lovely and inspirational Shabbat.


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  1. Barry
    Posted June 2, 2017 at 6:50 am | Permalink

    When you talk about the great talents, range and depth coupled with good looks and sex appeal Irene is always at the head of the class.

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