Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions June 23, 2017 by Robert J. Avrech 6 Comments Lucille Ball in a dress by Edith Head, 1949, photo by Laszlo Willinger“Edie knew the truth about all of us. She knew who had flat fannies and who didn’t – but she never told.”—Lucille Ball James NaresDamian, 2014Screenprint28 × 75 in71.1 × 190.5 cmEdition of 38 Rick McGinnisStanley Tucci, Toronto, Sept. 1996 Maud Lewis, Untitled (Lighthouse, Yarmouth County), c. 1965, Oil over graphite on pulpboard, 30.5 x 35.5 cm. Under the Wave off Kanagawa (Kanagawa oki nami ura), also known as The Great Wave, from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku sanjūrokkei)Artist: Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo))Period: Edo period (1615–1868)Date: ca. 1830–32Medium: Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paperDimensions: 10 1/8 x 14 15/16 in. (25.7 x 37.9 cm) Stanley Kubrick giving directions to an assistant while Tracy Reed (as Miss Scott) is lying in bed at the phone on the set of his film ‘Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb’, 1963 Edward HopperStairway At 48 Rue De Lille ParisDate: 1906Media: oil, panelDimensions: 23.5 x 33 cmWhitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NY, US 1930 Pierce Arrow Model A Poster for the Polish release of Raiders of the Lost Ark. “I’ve always been interested in everything I did, or else I wouldn’t do it. When you’re that interested in anything, you’re happy.”—Constance Bennett First Patek Philippe Wristwatch (1868)“In 1868, Patek Philippe began production of its first wristwatch: an ornate affair with a baguette-shaped, key-wound movement called Caliber 27368. It had a cylinder escapement and eight jewels. The watch’s case and bracelet were made of yellow gold. The dial was protected by a hinged cover adorned with large diamonds; more diamonds flanked both sides of the dial. In 1873, Patek Phillipe delivered the watch to the Countess Koscewicz of Hungary. The watch is now in the company’s museum.” Via Watchtime Portrait of a CarthusianArtist: Petrus Christus (Netherlandish, Baarle-Hertog (Baerle-Duc), active by 1444–died 1475/76 Bruges)Date: 1446Medium: Oil on woodDimensions: Overall 11 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. (29.2 x 21.6 cm); painted surface 11 1/2 x 7 3/8 in. (29.2 x 18.7 cm) Detail: To enhance the illusion, a fly rests momentarily upon a fictive frame. The “carved” inscription below functions as a signature and a declaration; the sitter looks directly at the viewer and boldly states, “Petrus Christus made me in the year 1446.” Via Met Museum Maria Reachi in a fashion photo by Georges Dambier for ELLE, Yugoslavia, 1955 1911 Pierce Arrow Model 48 Touring – (Pierce-Arrow Motor Car Company Buffalo, New York 1901-1938) Poster for the Polish release of Casablanca. “I saw the most frightening, most depressing sight I had ever seen – a row of stores with Stars of David and the word ‘Jude’ painted on them, and inside, behind half-empty counters, people in a daze, cringing like they didn’t know what hit them and didn’t know where the next blow would come from. Hitler had been in power only six months, and his boycott was already in full effect. I hadn’t been so wholly conscious of being a Jew since my bar mitzvah, and it was the first time since I’d had the measles that I was too sick to eat.”—Harpo Marx, on his visit to Germany in 1933 The Saltonstall Family c.1636-7 Artist: David Des Granges 1611 or 13–?1675Oil on canvasDimensions Support: 2140 x 2762 mmframe: 2483 x 3095 x 85 mmThe figure in the bed is the posthumous image of Sir Richard Saltonstall’s first wife, Elizabeth. She points to their two surviving children, Richard and Ann. The smaller child is Richard. Three years after Elizabeth’s death, Sir Richard took a second wife, Mary Parker, the beautifully dressed woman by the bed. The baby in her arms is the couple’s son Philip. The inclusion of Sir Richard’s first wife in the family portrait was common for the times, a way of documenting the family line. Brigitte Bardot and the Eiffel Tower, by Georges Dambier, 1951 Poster for the Polish release of Rosemary’s Baby Photo by Horst P. Horst for Vogue, 1943 Thomas-Flyer 6-70 Seven Passenger Touring Car Fred SteinRabbi, Paris, 1934 Menorah-Engraved Stamp was used by Jewish bakers to identify their Kosher breads 1,500 years ago. Credit: Dr. Danny Syon, Israel Antiquities Authority. Pinchas Tzvi wishes all our friends and relatives a lovely and meaningful Shabbat.