Tag Archives: 1941

“The easiest kind of a job to cover was a murder because the stiff would be laying on the ground, he couldn’t get up and be temperamental…”

Famous Photographers Tell How, Candid Recordings, 1958 Some of the photos Weegee speaks about and their original published context: Weegee (1899-1968), [Ballerina Marina Franca in her peacock costume at the Cinderella Ball, Waldorf Astoria, New York], April 18, 1941 (15700.1993) … Continue reading

Posted in Fans in a Flashbulb | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Pearl Harbor

Al Brick for Movietone News, “When ‘Arizona’s’ magazines exploded there was a roar that could be heard for miles. Then she was still.” December 7, 1941, (1406.2005) Kelso Daly, “Brought from his bed by the thunder of exploding bombs, this … Continue reading

Posted in Fans in a Flashbulb | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Boots, Buddy, Jerry and Dixie Girl

Boots Weegee (1899-1968), “Pet Dog Joins Smoke-Poisoned Fireman,” December 24, 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 … Continue reading

Posted in Fans in a Flashbulb | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

“An End To Liberty”

Weegee (1899-1968), An End to Liberty, June 1, 1941 (16741.1993) PM, June 1, 1941, p. 12, Vol. I, No. 50. p. 12 75 years ago today the PM printed the above photo and caption: An End To Liberty This Rhesus … Continue reading

Posted in Fans in a Flashbulb | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Weegee Wednesday: “Weegee Lives For His Work And Thinks Before Shooting”

If You Want to Know How Weegee Gets Pictures Like These, See Ralph Steiner’s Story on Next Page Weegee Lives for His Work and Thinks Before Shooting By Ralph Steiner Many people have asked me to write a piece about … Continue reading

Posted in Fans in a Flashbulb | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Weegee Wednesday: “Is It Art?”

Weegee (1899-1968), [Natalia Munez, Art Students’ League Ball, Commodore Hotel, New York], 1941, (15701.1993) She graced the annual ball of the Art Students’ League at the Commodore Friday night and she is Natalia Munez. PM, March 2, 1941, Vol. I, … Continue reading

Posted in Fans in a Flashbulb | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Weegee Wednesday: Welcome Back!

Weegee (1899-1968), “All Steamed Up,” May 9, 1940 (2423.1993) All Steamed Up This started off as a break in a water main… as all the cameramen left… on a hunch I stuck around alone… suddenly there was a rumble… I … Continue reading

Posted in Fans in a Flashbulb | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments