Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions July 28, 2017 by Robert J. Avrech 10 Comments Q. Your zombies have always walked with a meandering shuffle, but modern zombies seem to be becoming more aerobic. Why is that? George A. Romero: I think it’s video games, man. Zombies are always moving fast in video games. It makes sense if you think about it. Those games are all about hand-eye coordination and how quickly can you get them before they get you. So the zombies have to keep coming at you, crawling over the walls and across the ceiling. Zombies are perfect for a first-person shooter game, because they exist to be damaged…Filmmakers saw what was happening in video games and started thinking, “Well, we’ve got to keep pace and make our zombies fast too.” I still don’t agree with it. If zombies are dead, how can they move fast? My guys don’t run. They never have and they never will. They’re just lumbering oafs that are easy to dispose of unless you make a mistake. Those are the rules, and I’ll stick with what I’ve got. via: Vanity Fair, 2010. RIP George Romero, 1940 – 2017 Albrecht DürerSelf-Portrait with Fur-Trimmed Robe1500Alte Pinakothek, Munich Inge Morath,Forty-Eighth Street Window Washers, NYC, 1958 Poster for the Swedish release of Things to Come, 1936 Betty Grable photographed by George Hurrell, 1937 Georgia OKeeffe (American, 18871986). Patio with Cloud, 1956. Oil on canvas, 36 x 30 in. (91.4 x 76.2 cm). Milwaukee Art Museum; Gift of Mrs. Edward R. Wehr, M1957.10. © Georgia OKeeffe Museum/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. (Photo: P. Richard Eells) Irving Penn (American, Plainfield, New Jersey 1917-2009 New York)Kerchief Glove (Dior), Paris1950, printed 1984Gelatin silver printImage: 15 3/8 x 15 5/16 in. (39.1 x 38.9 cm.)Promised Gift of The Irving Penn Foundation© Condé Nast Irving Penn (American, Plainfield, New Jersey 1917-2009 New York)Theatre Accident, New York1947, printed 1984Dye transfer printImage: 19 1/2 x 15 1/4 in. (49.6 x 38.8 cm.)Promised Gift of The Irving Penn Foundation© Condé Nast Rick McGinnisHorse barns, Calgary Stampede, July 2017 Jean Bugatti with the Bugatti Royale ‘Esders’ Roadster, 1932. ”Love affairs, adventures – these become less important and your work takes on greater meaning because it gives you the illusion of still being young. So you have a growing sense of security there – and less in life, where I am increasingly insecure. The public says bravo, but those close to you say, ‘You’re past 60 and you still have the brain of a 10-year-old. How is it possible? How else could it be? The Madonna, when I was born, said, ‘That one, he’s to remain forever a baby and become an actor.’I work overtime with my fantasies and always have. Fellini said that when we got past 60, there’d be less trouble, more peace. Women are beautiful, but they complicate life. At night, you don’t sleep, you talk, you argue, you make love at 5 in the morning, then drag yourself off to the studio – a madhouse! But now, there’s still no peace, it’s even worse.Sunday morning, at the beach at Ostia, I see these pretty girls in bathing suits and I go crazy. With my fantasies, it’ll never end, even at 100! Women see more clearly – too clearly sometimes, especially for an actor who does everything to make real something which, in reality, does not exist. In the theater, you turn a lie, a fiction, into a truth, an illusion into a reality. That’s one of the reasons I’ve been attracted to actresses. They understand this.”—Marcello Mastroianni (NY Times interview, Sept. 1987) Rembrandt Self-portrait1628Rijksmuseum Arthur TressGirl in White Dress, Cape May, 1971 Poster for the Swedish release of Anna Christie, 1930 Irving Penn (American, Plainfield, New Jersey 1917-2009 New York)Woman with Roses (Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn in Lafaurie Dress), Paris1950, printed 1968Platinum-palladium printImage: 22 x 15 11/16 in. (55.9 x 39.9 cmPromised Gift of The Irving Penn Foundation© Condé Nast (Fr.) Irving Penn (American, Plainfield, New Jersey 1917-2009 New York)After-Dinner Games, New York1947, printed 1985Dye transfer printImage: 22 3/16 x 18 1/16 in. (56.4 x 45.8 cm)Promised Gift of The Irving Penn Foundation© Condé Nast 1932 Bugatti Royale Binder Coupe de Ville 41111 Young Brigitte Bardot as a model, early 1950′s Office in a Small CityEdward Hopper (American, Nyack, New York 1882–1967 New York)1953Oil on canvasDimensions: 28 x 40 in. (71.1 x 101.6 cm) “I was very fond of Ingrid [Bergman]. She was an amazing woman. She was one of the world’s most talented woman, completely secure and happy. She didn’t care a thing about clothes. She used no makeup, not even lip rouge. Why don’t more actresses imitate her instead of going the other way?”—Cary Grant Vincent van GoghSelf-portrait1887Rijksmuseum Jean Harlow, Marie Dressler, Dinner at Eight, 1933Screenplay by Frances Marion, Herman J. MankiewiczAdditional dialogue by Donald Ogden StewartBased on the play Dinner at Eight byGeorge S. Kaufman, Edna Ferber Poster for the Swedish release of Ecstacy, 1933, before Hedy Kiesler became Hedy Lamarr. Saul LeiterRaining on Two1957 Morgan plus 8, 1968 Helen FrankenthalerWind Directions, 1970Acrylics in colour, pochoir (stencil painted) on Arches Imperial Rough paper30 1/2 × 22 in77.5 × 55.9 cmEdition of 50 Livia Yarden wishes all our friends and relatives a lovely and inspirational Shabbat.