Friday Photos, True Hollywood Secrets: How to be Beautiful March 25, 2016 by Robert J. Avrech 6 Comments “Audrey Hepburn’s doe-eyed look was her trademark. Along with a strong brow, and efforts to keep the rest of her makeup neutral, Hepburn focused on her lashes to draw attention to her eyes. To ensure separation of each lash, her makeup artist used to apply mascara — and then painstakingly separate each lash using a safety pin. ” Gerrit Dou, “Old Woman Reading a Bible”c. 1630Oil on wood, 71 x 56 cmRijksmuseum, Amsterdam Bert Stern, Gary Cooper, 1960 Harald Slott-Moller, Midsummer’s Eve, 1904 “She” is a silent 1925 British-German fantasy adventure starring Betty Blythe. It’s based on H. Rider Haggard’s novel of the same name. Blythe was one of the first actresses to appear nude in films. She famously quipped: “A director is the only man besides your husband who can tell you how much of your clothes to take off.” Henry Clarke, Della Oakes wearing Balenciaga, 1951. Frederick Hammersley (1919-2009) Fractions # 17, 1960. Hammersley was a critically acclaimed American abstract painter whose participation in the landmark 1959 Four Abstract Classicists exhibit secured his place in art history. Hammersley painted cool abstractions in contrast to the emotional turmoil that characterized abstract expressionists such as Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko. “Celebrity hair and makeup artist Peter Lamas told Style.com that when working with actress Grace Kelly, he noticed her repeatedly applying lotion to her hands. Kelly reportedly said it was because hands are where people show their age first.” Gerrit Dou, “Old Woman Unreeling Threads”1660-65Oil on panel, 32 x 23 cmThe Hermitage, St. Petersburg Henry Clarke, Fiona Campbell-Walter in Dior, 1951. Harald Slott-Moller, Morning Coffee, 1910 “Spitfire”, written by Lula Vollmer and Jane Murfin, starring Katharine Hepburn, Robert Young, and Ralph Bellamy, 1934. Florence Vandamm, Alice White, for Vanity Fair, 1928. Frederick Hammersley, “On In”, 1961, oil on linen. “Unlike many of her counterparts, the lovely Ingrid Bergman was known more for her natural beauty than for being a made-up bombshell. Bergman said she rarely wore makeup outside of when she was filming. She also chalked her looks up to good genes. Her approach to beauty was more about inner wellness. She also made sure to get plenty of exercise, simply by walking and taking the stairs instead of the elevator. She also said one of her favorite things was getting in the sauna and enjoying a rub down.” Gerrit Dou, “Old Woman Watering Flowers”1660-65Oil on wood, 28,3 x 22,8 cmKunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna Irving Penn, Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn wearing a bicorne skimmer by Lilly Dache, Vogue, Feb. 15, 1950. Harald Slott-Moller, “My Wife” 1900 “Irene” (1926) is a silent romantic comedy film starring Colleen Moore, and partially shot in Technicolor. The scenes which were shot in Technicolor cost $100,000. The total budget for the film was $1,500,000. The film exists, with the Technicolor sequences still intact. Florence Vandamm, Self Portrait, 1947. Frederick Hammersley, Betwain, #1 1973 oil on linen, 44 x 44 in. (111.8 x 111.8 cm). Robert J. Avrech, Self Portrait, Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, 2016 In their Purim costumes, Lielle and Maayan… …Livia… … Ariel and his mommy Offspring #3, wish all our friends and relatives a lovely and meaningful Shabbat.