Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions August 11, 2017 by Robert J. Avrech 10 Comments “Listen, there is no acting style. Most people just play themselves.”—Myrna Loy Claude Monet (1840-1926)The Customhouse1882Oil on canvas61 x 75 cmHarvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Annie Swan Coburn, 1934 Harold Eugene EdgertonWes Fesler Kicking a Football1934Gelatin silver printImage: 11 1/2 x 9 5/8 in.Sheet: 13 15/16 x 11 in.National Gallery of Art, Washington, Corcoran Collection Edward HopperNew York Restaurant, 1922 Brigitte Bardot, 12 years old, attending Mrs. Bourgat’s ballet class, 1946. Photo by Boris Lipnitzki 1934 Voisin C27 Aerosport Coupe A woman from West Virginia who worked for the Red Cross Motor Corps is photographed in Washington, D.C., 1917 (Harris & Ewing / Library of Congress) Tatsuya TanakaMiniature Calendar Rick McGinnisSault Ste. Marie, Ontario, June 2017 Poster for the Czech release of Lust for Life, 1956 Marilyn Monroe by Slim Aarons, Beverly Hills, 1950“I liked her very much and I got along great with her. She had a lot of problems, she was basically an unhappy girl. She drove Billy [Wilder] and Tony [Curtis] crazy, she drove me a little crazy too but I didn’t let on and it didn’t bother me as much as it bothered them, and it was almost always the same thing: the lateness. She had a problem, God knows what it was. She just could not come out of her dressing room, fully made-up and dressed and everything, the little portable dressing room on the set, until she was ready to face the cameras psychologically. Until then you could knock on the door and she’d say “f*** off,” literally. She just could not and would not come out. Now and then, unfortunately, I think she was slugging off a bit of wine and stuff while she was sitting in there and that didn’t help, but it sure as hell didn’t hurt her performances because she was wonderful. In the second half of the film, Tony had those longer scenes with her on the yacht and everything while I’m off with a rose in my mouth dancing with Joe E. Brown and having a ball… Tony and Billy were suffering. ”—Jack Lemmon Irving Penn (American, Plainfield, New Jersey 1917-2009 New York)Cigarette No. 52, New York1972, printed April 1974Platinum-palladium printImage: 23 1/2 x 18 1/2 in. (59.7 x 47 cm.)Promised Gift of The Irving Penn Foundation© The Irving Penn Foundation David Hockney“Self Portrait, 20 March 2012”iPad Drawing© David Hockney Philippe Halsman“Rita Hayworth,” Harper’s Bazaar Studio1943© Philippe Halsman Archive Young Woman in a French Hood, possibly Mary Zouch, by Hans Holbein the younger c.1533. (c) Royal Collection Trust, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 2017 Robert Donetta (1865-1932)Female Workers of the Chocolate Factory Cima-Norma, Switzerland, 1904 Tatsuya TanakaMiniature Calendar Poster for the Czech release of Big Deal on Madonna Street, 1958 Lili Liliana as Leah, Screenshot from Michael Waszynski’s Der Dybbuk, Warsaw, 1937 Timbs Buick Streamliner 1948 “Breasts and bottoms look boringly alike. Faces, though, can be quite different and a damn sight more interesting.”—Lee Remick R. B. Kitaj (1932-2007)The Wedding1989-1993Oil on canvas182.9 × 182.9 cm (72 × 72 in.)Tate: Presented by the artist 1993© R.B. Kitaj Estate, courtesy Marlborough Fine ArtPhoto © Tate, London 2016 Janet Leigh by Virgil Apger, publicity portrait for the MGM drama If Winter Comes, 1947. This was Leigh’s second film role. Irving Penn (American, Plainfield, New Jersey 1917-2009 New York)Cigarette No. 52, New York1972, printed April 1974Platinum-palladium printImage: 23 1/2 x 18 1/2 in. (59.7 x 47 cm.)Promised Gift of The Irving Penn Foundation© The Irving Penn Foundation Tatsuya TanakaMiniature Calendar Poster for the Czech release of Knife in the Water, 1962. 1936-KJ-Henderson-Westfall-650px motorcycle Fresco Depicting the Biblical Story of Ezekiel and the Valley of Dry Bones, Dura Europus Synagogue, Syria c.245 CE Livia, Lielle, and Maayan wish all our friends and relatives a lovely and inspirational Shabbat.