Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions August 4, 2017 by Robert J. Avrech 13 Comments “Career is too pompous a word. It was a job and I have always felt privileged to be paid for doing what I love doing.”—Barbara Stanwyck Tatsuya TanakaSteakMiniature Calendar Mary Nolan, 1920s Claude Monet (1840 – 1926) Leicester Square 1901 Oil paint on canvas 805 x 648 mm Rick McGinnisMetropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, June 2017 Poster for the Swedish release of Skyhawk, 1929 Irving Penn (American, Plainfield, New Jersey 1917-2009 New York)Large Sleeve (Sunny Harnett), New York1951, printed 1984Gelatin silver printImage: 14 3/4 x 14 3/4 in. (37.5 x 37.5 cm.)Promised Gift of The Irving Penn Foundation© Condé Nast Hispano-Suiza T-68 Cabriolet Saoutchik (1934) “You know what the average Robert Mitchum fan is? He’s full of warts and dandruff and he’s probably got a hernia too, but he sees me up there on the screen and he thinks if that bum can make it, I can be president.”—Robert Mitchum Tetsuya TanakaBoulderingMiniature Calendar Myrna Loy, 1930s Mary Heilmann, Rio Nido, 1987. © Mary Heilmann. Photo by Thomas Müller. Courtesy of the artist, 303 Gallery, and Hauser & Wirth. Brigitte Bardot by Pierre Boulat, 1952 1912 Stutz Bearcat Irving PennJean Patchett, New York, 1949 Poster for the Swedish release of Blonde Venus, 1932 “There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.”—Sophia Loren Tatsuya TanakaBamboo ForestMiniature Calendar Jean Harlow poses with her 1932 Packard, outside of her Los Angeles home, 1933. Modigliani“Blue Eyes (Portrait of Madame Jeanne Hébuterne),” 1917 Poster for the Swedish release of The Clairvoyant, 1935 Erwin BlumenfeldBabe Paley, 1947 At the Milliner’sEdgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)1881Pastel on five pieces of wove paper, backed with paper, and laid down on canvas27 1/4 x 27 1/4 in. (69.2 x 69.2 cm) Smith and Wesson .44 New Model No. 3 Single-Action Revolver, serial no. 25120Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson (American, established 1852)Decorator: Tiffany & Co. (American, established 1837)ca. 1888Springfield, Massachusetts; New York, New YorkSteel, silver, nickelDimensions: L. 11 in. (28 cm); L. of barrel 5 in. (12.7 cm); Cal. .44 in. (11 mm); Wt. 2 lb. 8 oz. (1123 g) Detail of a full floral and penwork border inhabited by a parrot. The ‘Lisbon Bible’ (1483). Pinchas Tzvi wishes all our friends and relatives a happy and inspirational Shabbat.