Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions June 16, 2017 by Robert J. Avrech 7 Comments “I really don’t remember much about Cleopatra. There were a lot of other things going on.”—Elizabeth Taylor Young Woman Peeling ApplesArtist: Nicolaes Maes (Dutch, Dordrecht 1634–1693 Amsterdam)Date: ca. 1655Medium: Oil on woodDimensions: 21 1/2 x 18 in. (54.6 x 45.7 cm) Anna May Wong, 1929. Photo by Paul Tanqueray New York, Number 18Artist: Charles Biederman (American, 1906–2004)Date: 1938Medium: Painted wood and acrylicDimensions: 30 3/4 in. × 21 7/8 in. × 4 in. (78.1 × 55.6 × 10.2 cm) Marilyn Monroe making up for Ladies of the Chorus, 1948. Rick McGinnisRailyard workshop, Kamloops, BC 1935 Auburn Boat Tail Speedster. Poster for the original Polish release of Fritz Lang’s “The Testament of Dr. Mabuse” c.1935 “My whole career has been one of extreme good fortune. I think I’m an average actor … In acting you can do something and maybe … some people think it’s fine, but you know inside of you that it can be done better … You don’t feel that you really attained a goal in the acting business; you always feel that you’re still learning.”—Gary Cooper The LacemakerArtist: Nicolaes Maes (Dutch, Dordrecht 1634–1693 Amsterdam)Date: ca. 1656Medium: Oil on canvasDimensions: 17 3/4 x 20 3/4 in. (45.1 x 52.7 cm) Willy RömerJewish Boy Selling Thread and Sewing Materials on the Street, Warsaw, Poland, 1916 Golden GateArtist: Charles Sheeler (American, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1883–1965 Dobbs Ferry, New York)Date: 1955Medium: Oil on canvasDimensions: 25 1/8 in. × 34 in. (63.8 × 86.4 cm) RaphaelHead of Musecreated between 1508-1511Used as a study for one of his frescoes in the Vatican.Black chalk on paper Audrey Hepburn photographed by Richard Avedon Poster for the original Polish release of John Cassavetes’ “The Killing of a Chinese Bookie” 1978 1930 Packard Speedster Custom “There was no model for what I tried to do with dance…and the thing Fred Astaire and I used to bitch about was that critics didn’t know how to categorize us. They called us tap dancers because that was considered the American style. But neither of us were basically tap dancers. Fred Astaire represented the aristocracy, I represented the proletariat. If Fred Astaire is the Cary Grant of dance, I’m the Marlon Brando.”—Gene Kelly, photo by Gjon Mili, 1944. The Lovesick MaidenArtist: Jan Steen (Dutch, Leiden 1626–1679 Leiden)Date: ca. 1660Medium: Oil on canvasDimensions: 34 x 39 in. (86.4 x 99.1 cm) Robert DoisneauBrigitte Bardot, for “Vogue” 1950 1937 Delahaye Roadster Poster for the original Polish release of “Dirty Dancing” 1989 Photo by Bert Hardy, 1954 Tables for LadiesArtist: Edward Hopper (American, Nyack, New York 1882–1967 New York)Date: 1930Medium: Oil on canvasDimensions: 48 1/4 x 60 1/4 in. (122.6 x 153 cm) A page from a thirteenth-century German Pentateuch (‘the Duke of Sussex’s German Pentateuch’) includes a Star of David, symbol of Judaism, at the start of Deuteronomy; British Library Karen’s mother, Celia, c. 1940, Lowell, Mass. Celia’s father, Eliyahu Kahn, was a Rabbi in Lowell when the city was a shoe manufacturing powerhouse. When I first met my mother-in-law she asked if I ever heard of Lowell. I mentioned shoes. She said: “Shoes and Jack Kerouac.” Maayan, Lielle, and Livia wish all our friends a lovely and inspirational Shabbat.