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“Orson Welles Citizen Kane”

PM, August 2, 1940, p. 18 (2007.14.64) Orson Welles, whose man-from Mars broadcast scared radio listeners a while back, now is a movie director – at $150,00 for making, and acting in, Citizen Kane. He’s 25 and plays the role … Continue reading

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PM Family Album: Elizabeth Hawes, Photo by Mary Morris

Mary Morris, [Elizabeth Hawes], 1940 PM, September 29, 1940, p. 2 Elizabeth Hawes, “It’s Neither Abnormal Nor New for Women to Wear Trousers,” PM, September 29, 1940, p. 60 Elizabeth Hawes, “Suppose That Clothes Were Good for Four Years,” sketches … Continue reading

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Year of the Dog (6): Weegee’s Dogs

Weegee, “Pet Dog Joins Smoke-Poisoned Fireman,” 1942 (15050.1993) “Pet Dog Joins Smoke-Poisoned Fireman Fireman Edward Frank, left, getting oxygen in an ambulance during an Eighth St. fire, was joined by Boots, Engine Co. 14 mascot. The dog wouldn’t leave until … Continue reading

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“Making Footballs Is as Tough as Making Touchdowns”

Gene Badger, [Alex Grahn cutting leather shapes that will form the sides of a football], 1940 (2013.115.428) First step in the long process is to cut the leather in the proper shape. Alex Grahn, from Sweden, has been doing it … Continue reading

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Happy New Year: Hot and Free

Weegee, “Tavern of ground floor of burning building at 80 Greenwich St. is shelter for firemen overcome by smoke, New Year’s Eve. Customers also had a hot time,” January 2, 1945 (15175.1993) Weegee, “Hot,” January 1, 1940 (15010.1993) Hot. Coney … Continue reading

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“The Lower East Side Watches Its Champ Win”

PM, November 6, 1940, p. 1 PM, November 6, 1940, p. 16-17 They Also Served Who Only Stood and Gaped The hub of the universe – or at least, the hub of New York’s voting was – Times Square last … Continue reading

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Voting

Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971), [Line of South Korean farmers walking to village office to vote for country’s President and Vice President in first vote held in battle torn republic], 1952 (1722.2005) Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971), [South Korean farmers waiting to vote for … Continue reading

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