Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

“Listen, there is no acting style. Most people just play themselves.”
—Myrna Loy

Claude Monet (1840-1926)
The Customhouse
1882
Oil on canvas
61 x 75 cm
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Annie Swan Coburn, 1934

 

Harold Eugene Edgerton
Wes Fesler Kicking a Football
1934
Gelatin silver print
Image: 11 1/2 x 9 5/8 in.
Sheet: 13 15/16 x 11 in.
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Corcoran Collection

 

Edward Hopper
New 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 Tanaka
Miniature Calendar

 

Rick McGinnis
Sault 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 York
1972, printed April 1974
Platinum-palladium print
Image: 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 Studio
1943
© 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 Tanaka
Miniature 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 Wedding
1989-1993
Oil on canvas
182.9 × 182.9 cm (72 × 72 in.)
Tate: Presented by the artist 1993
© R.B. Kitaj Estate, courtesy Marlborough Fine Art
Photo © 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 York
1972, printed April 1974
Platinum-palladium print
Image: 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 Tanaka
Miniature 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.

 

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10 Comments

  1. GetThereJustAsSoon
    Posted August 13, 2017 at 10:36 am | Permalink

    The Timbs Buick Streamliner 1948

    I never saw one. Guess not. Only one was made. What a unique car. The car has an interesting history: https://www.supercars.net/blog/1948-norman-e-timbs-buick-streamliner/

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  2. Bill Brandt
    Posted August 11, 2017 at 10:56 pm | Permalink

    That picture with Wes Fesler Kicking a Football – I was struck by the timinkg. This weas before motorized drives. Wonder how many times the poor fellow kicked the football to get just the right instant.

    Rick’s picture of the storm clouds reminds me of an Enya song.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tHuzY8EhWE

    Wonderful selection although i would have to disagree with Lee Remick on a key statement 😉

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  3. Wein1950
    Posted August 11, 2017 at 9:06 am | Permalink

    No close second to the typical Friday Photo Cuteness of L,L&M. Lee Remick’s demeanor, poise, and beauty were top shelf.

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  4. Michael Kennedy
    Posted August 11, 2017 at 7:56 am | Permalink

    You also found the only David Hockney painting I like.

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  5. Michael Kennedy
    Posted August 11, 2017 at 7:56 am | Permalink

    I love the red hat in the Hopper painting of the New York Restaurant. I have several paintings by a Laguna artist who paints scenes of rain with one red umbrella in the scene.

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  6. Posted August 11, 2017 at 3:29 am | Permalink

    Take Lee Remick’s quote and apply it to Myrna Loy and BB. 🙂

    Love the photo of your 3 grandkids as well!

    Have a wonderful Sabbath, Robert…

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    • Posted August 11, 2017 at 9:17 am | Permalink

      I should note the irony of Lee Remick’s first film being “A Face in the Crowd”.

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      • Barry
        Posted August 11, 2017 at 7:46 pm | Permalink

        Lee Remick did not play that part. She was not ‘A Face In The Crowd’.

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      • Robert J. Avrech
        Posted August 14, 2017 at 8:13 am | Permalink

        You’re thinking of Patricia Neal.

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        • Barry
          Posted August 14, 2017 at 5:44 pm | Permalink

          Patricia Neal was the leading lady but Lee Remick was also in the film, however the reference is to Andy Griffifth — The Face In The Crowd.

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