Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

James Stewart and Kim Novak taking a break during the filming of Vertigo, 1958.
“The last time she saw Stewart was when they bumped into each other at an airport [he died in 1997]. “I said, ‘Jimmy, I wish we could do a movie together.’ And he said, ‘I can’t be a leading man anymore. I don’t want to make movies anymore.’ He’d been away from movies for a while. He said, ‘You know, I walk out my back yard and I can’t remember sometimes why I walk out there.’ I said, ‘I understand that, it happens.’ He said, ‘Yep. Happens. [Pause.] Sure is good seeing you again.’ And I said, ‘You too, Jimmy.’ And gave him a hug.” — Kim Novak, The Telegraph [UK], 2014

Francesco Sassetti (1421–1490) and His Son Teodoro
Artist: Domenico Ghirlandaio (Domenico Bigordi) (Italian, Florence 1448/49–1494 Florence)
Date: ca. 1488
Tempera on wood
Dimensions: Overall 33 1/4 x 25 1/8 in. (84.5 x 63.8 cm); painted surface 29 7/8 x 20 7/8 in. (75.9 x 53 cm)


Jean Harlow, 1934, photo by Harvey White


Nose Ornament with Spiders
Date: 100 B.C.–A.D. 200
Geography: Peru, North Coast
Culture: Salinar (?)
Medium: Gold
Dimensions: H. 2 x W. 4 3/8 x D. 1/8 in. (5.1 x 11.1 x 0.3 cm)


Dovima by Horst P. Horst for Vogue, 1954


Artist: Clyfford Still (American, 1904–1980)
Date: 1943
Medium: Oil on cloth
Dimensions: 36 × 30 1/4 in. (91.4 × 76.8 cm)


1938 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300B Mille Miglia Spyder


“Hollywood! It’s like an old chair – if it’s useful, keep it; if not, give it to Goodwill.”
—Sylvia Sidney


Lady in Black
Artist: William Merritt Chase (American, Williamsburg, Indiana 1849–1916 New York)
Date: 1888
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 74 1/4 x 36 5/16 in. (188.6 x 92.2 cm)


Lauren Bacall by Nina Leen, 1945


Woman’s Comb
15th or 16th century
French or Italian
Ivory, paint and gilding
Overall: 3 7/16 x 5 1/16 x 3/16 in. (8.8 x 12.9 x 0.4 cm)


Capucine wearing a hat by Jean Barthet in a Georges Dambier photo, Paris, 1952


Homage to the Square: Soft Spoken
Artist: Josef Albers (American (born Germany), Bottrop 1888–1976 New Haven, Connecticut)
Date: 1969
Medium: Oil on Masonite
Dimensions: 48 x 48 in. (121.9 x 121.9 cm)


1929 Packard 640 Dual Cowl


Humphrey Bogart, 1943
“I don’t approve of the John Waynes and the Gary Coopers saying ‘Shucks, I ain’t no actor – ’ If they aren’t actors, what the hell are they getting paid for? I have respect for my profession. I worked hard at it.”
—Humphrey Bogart


Young Woman with a Water Pitcher
Artist: Johannes Vermeer (Dutch, Delft 1632–1675 Delft)
Date: ca. 1662
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 18 x 16 in. (45.7 x 40.6 cm)


Anna May Wong, 1936, in a George Hurrell photo


Rick McGinnis
Buffalo, NY, May 2017


Barbara Stanwyck, 1934


Artist: Ridolfo Ghirlandaio, Italian, Florence, 1483–1561
Portrait of a Lady with a Rabbit
ca. 1508
Oil on panel
Unframed: 57.5 x 44.6cm (22 5/8 x 17 9/16in.) Framed: 75.565 x 63.5cm (29 3/4 x 25in.)
Yale University Art Gallery


Gordon Parks
Fashion models Bettina Graziani and Sophie Malgat Litvak, New York, 1950


Date: 1873
Culture: French
Medium: silk, metal thread


Herbert List, Liguria, Italy, 1936


1931 Stutz Boattail – (Stutz Motor Co. Indianapolis, Indiana 1911-1935)


Star of David Panel
early 9th century
From Iraq, probably Baghdad. Found Iraq, Takrit
Wood (teak); carved
Dimensions: H. 29 1/2 in. (74.9 cm)
W. 33 1/2 in. (85.1 cm)
D. 1 in. (2.5 cm)
Wt. 65 lbs. (29.5 kg)


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  1. Bill Brandt
    Posted June 11, 2017 at 7:59 pm | Permalink

    That Alfa is beautiful! As to the windshield difference I do know in those earlier cars a mechanic or navigator road with the driver – but as to why the different height I don’t know.

    And Barbara Stanwick – some years ago I saw Ball of Fire – now I am into 40s music and have Gene Krupa playing Drum Boogie – can’t help but think of a sexy Barbara in slinky dress singing to that – of course helped by Martha Tilton.

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  2. Posted June 9, 2017 at 5:31 am | Permalink

    Friday Photos — par excellence!

    When I was a pre-teen boy, I thought Kim Novak was one of the sexiest women I had ever seen on screen. Yeah, I was right.

    Love the car selection this week. The Alfa Romeo Spyder is my favorite. It just exudes aerodynamics… but I am curious why they set the driver’s windscreen higher than the passenger’s windscreen.

    As for the obligatory photo of a grandchild — incredible eyes and smile in this photo. How old?

    Have a wonderful Sabbath…

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    • Robert J. Avrech
      Posted June 9, 2017 at 7:37 am | Permalink

      Prophet Joe:

      Pinchas Tzvi (Finn) will be 1 year old on June 16.

      As for the windshield on the Alfa Romeo, I maybe one of our readers can enlighten us.

      Have a lovely weekend.

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    • Kimosabbe
      Posted June 13, 2017 at 9:51 am | Permalink

      ” but I am curious why they set the driver’s windscreen higher than the passenger’s windscreen.”
      The body cowl line rises on the driver’s side to accommodate the instrument cluster and also mirrors the arc of the large steering wheel. So the windscreen on the drivers side is actually mounted higher on the body than the windscreen on the passenger side.

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      • Robert J. Avrech
        Posted June 16, 2017 at 8:18 am | Permalink

        Thanks so much for the info.

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