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“Weegee Lives For His Work And Thinks Before Shooting”

PM, March 9, 1941 , pp. 48-51 Weegee Lives For His Work His Work And Thinks Before Shooting By Ralph Steiner Many people have asked me to write a piece about Weegee, the free-lance crime photographer whose pictures and stories … Continue reading

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Record Players

Martin Munkacsi, [Portable record player], 1930s (2007.110.2650) USSR in Construction, July 1935 (2012.13.24) A portable gramophone manufactured by the Leningrad factory. The gramophone industry that came to us after the October revolution was a handicraft industry, in a semi-ruined condition. … Continue reading

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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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Margo Talks – and Mary Morris Photographs

Mary Morris, [Margo], 1942 Oh, no! The people of Mexico aren’t lazy like most people think… Look. When Americans say this to me I boil. I say to them… Mary Morris, [Margo], 1942 Whenever there’s dire poverty there’s lack of … Continue reading

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Meet Tallulah! Meet Mary!

Mary Morris, Tallulah Bankhead, 1942 PM, “This is Miss Bankhead, actress, in ‘Skin of Our Teeth’… Now Meet Tallulah!” December 27, 1942, pp. 22-26 In 1942 Tallulah Bankhead (1902–1968) starred in Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth. Ms. Bankhead … 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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