Weegee, “Off Duty Cop Does Duty, Kills Gunman Who Tries Stickup,” February 3, 1942

By all means an urban, a road, and an animal. Later, the urban is not a rustic. The road appertains to an open way for travel or transportation, and the animal has a feel. Never, the urban may get more crowd every year. In fact, it evokes rural. For instance, it evokes environment. In like manner, it evokes part.

In conclusion, a winter and a city: the winter may bring snow, and the city may organize their own refuse collection. To rephrase, the city is characterize by their skyline. Also, it has a build. As an illustration, it is a municipality. Sometimes, it is for living in. In other words, the winter evokes xmas. In sum, it evokes weather season. Indeed, it evokes august. And yet, it evokes fall summer.

On the contrary, a snow, which is made from a layer of snowflakes covering the ground. To summarize, it evokes electrical. Afterwards, it evokes ice flake. To explain, it evokes frosty. In fact, it is known to some as ober erc’h. In like manner, it is known to some as nevicare.

Now, an ice, a sleep, and a dog. Undoubtedly, the ice is made from a diamonds. The sleep remains a result of being tire, and the dog is also known as a hot dog. Earlier, the ice is a tangible and visible entity. Wherever, it may cool you off. Undoubtedly, it may melt at zero degree celsius. On the contrary, it evokes hard.

To be sure, a dead and a north america: the dead is made from the inanimate property of something that having died, and the north america is known to some as 북아메리카. Even more, the north america is a several things grouping together or considered as a whole. Finally, it evokes south america. Or it is a geopolitical. Specifically, it is known to some as noord-amerika. This time, the dead may mean no long alive. Even more, it is not a breathing. Nearby, it is not an alive. In addition, it evokes no life.

Never, a cat, which resulted from a god. As an illustration, it may watch bird. In addition, it may feel. This time, it yearns for smell flower. In contrast, it is a bad luck sign. Indeed, it is intolerant towards creature that drool.

Yes, a park, a pigeon, and a reclining. Here, the park ends with a leaving car. The pigeon belongs to a doves and pigeons, and the reclining is a putting into a certain place or abstract location. For instance, the park is a band. In similar fashion, it is an in central-western new south waling. After all, it is made from a gear position that acts as a parking brake. To that end, it is for enjoy picnic.

In similar fashion, a people and a homeless: the people is greedy, and the homeless is also known as a homeless person. In contrast, the homeless is a film. Probably, it evokes destitute. At the same time, it is made from a someone unfortunate without housing. Thus, it is made from a poor people who unfortunatelying do not have a home to live in. Next, the people has a two eye. However, it yearns for smell nice. In like manner, it may thank another person. Whenever, it may group together.

Notwithstanding, a black and white, which is made from a black. Frequently, it is a film. In similar fashion, it evokes patrol car. Finally, it evokes gray. Nearby, it is a musical work. And it is an album.

Even more, a death and a street: the death is not the event of dying or departure from life, and the street is for automobile. To demonstrate: the street appertains to an infrastructure. Yet, it is for travel. e.g., it is for traffic and pedestrian. Moreover, it is pave. Once, the death resulted from a flame. Too, it causes a sorrow. To sum up, it evokes grim reaper. Sometimes, it is made from the act of killing.

Words from the great: word.camera

IMG_9262-2 PM, April 5, 1948

“‘Select-O-Matic’ has capacity for 100 records, can play up to 14 hours without stop. Records are played vertically.” “Another step toward uninterrupted playing of photograph records over a long period has been taken… This machine holds up to 100 records and can play up to 14 hours with out a stop… The machine is actually a juke box with a well-devolped brain…”


NY Daily News, April 17, 1942 (All NEWS fotos by Engels and Amy)

1. Stanely Sandler, 23, and Francis Whelan, 32, both of Astoria, lie on pavement of Third Ave., near 42d St., after car driven by Whelan crashed into El pillar. Sandler is dead.
2. After recovering from first shock of accident, Whelan went berserk, battled with police. Bystander fans him with newspaper as police hold the struggling driver
3. Clothes torn and his face covered with blood, Whelan gains his feet, continues his struggles with cops, who hold him firmly.
4. His face covered with newspapers, the dead Sandler receives last rites from Father Thomas McNulty. Sandler was riding in rear seat. Another passenger, Joseph Mahoney, was injured.
5. Whelan lies on floor of ambulance, still held by police. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital for observation.
6. After caroming off two El pillars the car came to a stop and burst into flames. Driver of car escaped death miraculously in accident, which occurred at 5 o’clock yesterday morning.
7. The fire’s been put out and here’s all that remains of the car. It hit pillars between 41st and 42d Sts. while making U-turn.
8. Carmine DeNote and Pvt. Arthur Hayden examine axle and wheel which landed 40 feet from where car hit. Technical charge of homicide was lodged against Whelan.



NY Herald Tribune, April 17, 1942 (Herald Tribune – Acme)

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PM, April 17, 1942 (No photo credit)
1. Few minutes before photo, this car was going north on Third Ave., near 42d St. It smashed into L pillar, burned to this wreck.
2. Wheel of car rammed curb 40 feet from car body. Stanley Stanley, Astoria, died in wreck. Car was driven by Frank Whalen, Astoria.
3. Whalen, injured, battled with cops after recovering from shock of crash. He was handcuffed, forced into ambulance by officers.
4. Under double-bill movie marquee, body of Stanley was covered with newspapers and coats by policeman. Technical charge of homicide was lodged against Whalen, who was taken to Bellevue Hospital for observation. Another passenger, Joseph Mahoney, also was hurt.

73 years ago today… We found coverage of the “Joy of Living” accident only in The Daily News, New York Herald Tribune, and of course, PM. DN and PM published foto stories, little photo essays, and PM’s story featured one of the greatest photos of the 20th century. There are (at least) three variations, versions, or varieties or Joy of Livings….

The car caromed at around 5 AM while making a U-turn; newspapers were used by bystanders to fan distraught driver, Francis Whelan; newspapers covered the body of the dead passenger, Stanley Sandler (Stanley Stanley was too good to be true); The Tudor added a th to ’em…

A scene from “Joy of Living,” released May 6, 1938, Irene Dunne singing “You Couldn’t be Cuter,” can be seen here… And here too…

Supernacular Irene Dunne site here…
and here…

“Don’t Turn ‘Em Loose,” 1936, (image from ebay)

(Very good page on the Tudor Theatre on Cinema Treasures…)

Naked City, 1945, p. 89

Weegee’s Secrets, 1953, p. 32

On a long movie ticket line, someone found the mark for quick vengeance”

Weegee The Famous, 1977

Weegee’s New York, 1982, p. 75

Weegee’s World, 1997, p. 61

Berinson, 2007, p. 175

Not the Naked City, p.89,

Above the Joy of Living… (with google sky view).

Of course, living in Tokyo, in mid-April 1942, was not a joy…
New York Post, April 18, 1942

Daily News, April 1942

New York Herald Tribune, April 18, 1942


CG, April 16, 2015

[“Face covered with blood” from the Daily News reminds us of something else that happened on Third Avenue…The joy of living…]



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