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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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“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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Hedy Lamarr by Martin Munkacsi

Martin Munkacsi (1898-1963), [Hedy Lamarr], 1938 (2007.110.2179) Inspired, in part, by player piano rolls and an early remote controlled radio (Philco’s “Mystery Control”) Hedy Lamarr and composer George Antheil invented and patented in the early 1940s a “Secret Communication System” … Continue reading

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Complicit

“My Sister and I,” by Benny Goodman and his Orchestra; Helen Forrest; Hy Zaret, Joan Whitney, Alex Kramer, 1941, from archive.org. Weegee (1899-1968), “Arrest didn’t dampen the spirits of Lillian and Pauline, 16 and 18, when they posed for this … Continue reading

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