Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions July 14, 2017 by Robert J. Avrech 9 Comments Barbara Stanwyck and Billy Wilder on the set of Double Indemnity.“The very best screenplay I was ever sent was `Double Indemnity.’ It’s brilliant, but what’s amazing is that not one word was changed while we were shooting. Billy had it all there, and I mean all – everything you see on the screen was in the script. The moves, the business, the atmosphere, all written. When I mention `atmosphere’ in `Double Indemnity’ – that gloomy, horrible house the Dietrichsons lived in, the slit of sunlight slicing through those heavy drapes – you could smell that death was in the air, you understood why she wanted to get out of there, away, no matter how. And for an actress, let me say that the way those sets were lit, the house, Walter’s apartment, those dark shadows, those slices of harsh light at strange angles -all that helped my performance.”— Barbara Stanwyck Edward Hopper, House at Dusk, 1935 Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck, Double Indemnity, 1944Screenplay byBilly Wilder, Raymond ChandlerBased on Double Indemnityby James M. Cain Eugene von Bruenchenhein, Untitled (n. 832), 1959. Courtesy of Andrew Edlin Gallery. Stanley KubrickNew York Subway, 1946 Poster for the Polish release of Rosemary’s Baby, 1968 Anna May Wong by Paul Tanqueray, 1929 Stutz Bearcat, 1914 “I don’t think I am going to be popular in Hollywood because I loathe public pawing, and am not crazy about parties.”— Miriam HopkinsPhotographer: Eugene Robert Richee (1931) Edward Hopper, Chop Suey, 1929 Farm Children, 1927, August Sander Alex Katz, Luna Park, 1965 Rick McGinnisOn the Polar Bear Express, July 2017 Poster for the Polish release of The Getaway, 1972 Lee Remick, New York, 1958, Sam Shaw 1936 Peugeot 402 Darl’mat Coupe CreampotMaker: Paul Revere Jr. (American, Boston, Massachusetts 1734–1818 Boston, Massachusetts)Date: ca. 1795Medium: SilverDimensions: Overall: 6 3/4 x 4 1/2 in. (17.1 x 11.4 cm); 5 oz. 18 dwt. (184.1 g)Foot: 2 9/16 x 2 9/16 in. (6.5 x 6.5 cm)Bequest of Alphonso T. Clearwater, 1933This matched set of covered sugar bowl and creamer is fashioned in the fluted Neoclassical style so popular with Revere’s postwar clients. Urn-shaped sugar bowls, both plain and fluted, appear repeatedly in Revere’s ledgers as “sugar urns” or “fluted sugar vases.” The helmet-shaped creampot with high looped handle and square plinth also epitomizes Neoclassical taste. Each piece is engraved with bright-cut bands of tasseled swags and wavescroll ornament. According to family tradition, these objects were made as a gift for a Virginia bride. via: Metmuseum Marilyn Monroe and Mitzi Gaynor at Shiela Graham’s wedding, 1953.“How can I explain it to you… she kind of glowed in the dark. I first saw her in person in the hairdressing department at Fox. I was doing one of my Girl pictures, “The Golden Girl”, “The I Don’t Care Girl”, something like that, and this girl came in, very shiny and had last night’s makeup on, and hadn’t taken a shower, and I didn’t know who she was. I mean to come in with last night’s makeup on! I mean, “puff puff darling”, we were really insane with ‘teehee’s. We didn’t realise she was up all night because she was learning her lines, and suffering!What she was doing, I think, at that time beginning to create “Marilyn Monroe”. She was known as a dumb blonde. Well she was about as dumb as Winston Churchill. She knew what she wanted, she knew how to get it – it killed her – she was used! She gave and gave and gave, maybe you can tell by how I’m talking about her, I was one of her biggest fans.”– Mitzi Gaynor, co-star in There’s No Business Like Show Business Edward Hopper, The City, 1927 Boy with Hockey Gloves, 1968, Arthur Tress MichelangeloStudy of an Inclined Head1529-30Red chalk, 355 x 270 mmCasa Buonarroti, Florence Eva Marie Saint, 1954 Poster for the Polish release of M.A.S.H., 1970 Henry ClarkeDovima, 1956 1938 Hispano-Suiza H6B “Xenia” The Star of David in the oldest surviving complete copy of the Masoretic text, the Leningrad Codex, dated 1008. Livia wishes all our friends and relatives a lovely and inspirational Shabbat.