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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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New and Improved Phantasmagorical Photographs

Unidentified Ghoulographers, [Unidentified boy and ghost and Weegee sitting on a throne], ca. 1870 and 1956 (2411.2005 and 19939.1993) By this time, I had my picture taken by a street tintype photographer, and had been fascinated by the result. (I … Continue reading

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Everybody

Weegee, “This was a friendly game of bocci, New York,” ca. 1939 (995.1993) Well, maybe not every body, instead, many no-longer-alive-anymore bodies extracted from Weegee photos… Culminating in a Weegee self-portrait as a cigar smoking, camera clutching corpse. Happy Halloween … Continue reading

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Ghosts, Spooks, and Spirits

[Telegram addressed to Weegee from Susan Kuehn, Mademoiselle Magazine guest fiction editor, asking about his experience with ghosts and spirits], July 24, 1946 (21581.1993) Weegee Care Julius’s Bar 159 West 10 St. We’re doing an article on ghosts, spooks, and … Continue reading

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“So It’s Raining Cats and Dogs in Rivington St.”

Weegee, So It’s Raining Cats and Dogs in Rivington St., All in One Litter, July 18, 1940 (16762.1993) PM, July 18, 1940. p. 13, Vol. 1, No. 23 So It’s Raining Cats and Dogs in Rivington St., All in One … Continue reading

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Weegee Himself

Weegee, [Weegee gets a tip from a PM news seller, New York], ca. 1941 (19644.1993) INTRODUCTION Let’s talk about that name first. Or, rather, those three names. Usher Fellig was a greenhorn, a hungry shtetl child from eastern Europe who … Continue reading

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Looking at “Dr. Strangelove”

Weegee, [Stanley Kubrick], 1963 (7482.1993) Weegee, [Peter Sellers and Stanley Kubrick on the set of “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb”], 1963 (2151.1993) Weegee, [Stanley Kubrick on the set of “Dr. Strangelove or: … Continue reading

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