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“The Critic” @ 75

Weegee, “The Critic,” November 22, 1943 (Weegee negative 1) 75 Years ago today, November 22, 1943, Weegee made the photograph known as “The Critic.” In preparation for this day, we’ve looked at Weegee’s published work for the proceeding month. Throughout … Continue reading

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“A ‘Different’ Picture of Opera’s Opening Night”

Weegee, [Opening night, Metropolitan Opera, New York], November 23, 1942 (235.1984) PM, November 28, 1942, p. 14 Weegee Brings Back a ‘Different’ Picture of Opera’s Opening Night Weegee, the photographer who lives next door to Police Headquarters and who specializes … Continue reading

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“Weegee Covers Society”

Weegee, [Opening night of the Metropolitan Opera, New York], December 2, 1940 (3056.1993) PM, December 3, 1940, p. 1 The Opera Opened Last Night. Weegee made this picture. He tells how on Page 2. Other pictures, Pages 19-21. PM, December … Continue reading

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“Well Done!” 71 Years Ago Today…

PM, November 22, 1943, p. 21 Weegee made the photograph known as “The Critic” 71 years ago today, November 22, 1943. After Weegee made one of the most iconic photos in the 20th century, what did he do? And what … Continue reading

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Looking Back at the Metropolitan Opera

Weegee, [Metropolitan Opera House distortion], ca. 1966 (12937.1993) July 16 is the start of the Metropolitan Opera’s Summer Recital Series. Founded in 1883, the Opera is now in its 129th season. In the 1940s, Weegee photographed the Metropolitan Opera, resulting in … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Weegee!

Weegee, The Genuis of the Camera, ca. 1935 Weegee, My Studio, 1941 Weegee, Weegee with Mrs. George Washington at Met Opera House, ca. 1943 Weegee, Weegee and Peter Sellers on the set of Dr. Strangelove, 1963 Weegee, Weegee and Andy … Continue reading

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