Screenshot from “M”, 1951 (approx. 33:44)

“In the remake of the old German Peter Lorre classic, ‘M,’ I played a murder suspect…” Weegee by Weegee, p.101


“M”, 1951 (approx. 34:44-51)

Screenshots from M, Directed by Joseph Losey, 1951 (starting approx. 8:05)

A few of the still images, between the “DON’T”s, are (bizarre and incongruous, staged and spooky) Weegee photos…
(A small mystery, finally, solved.)

“1951. March: A remake of the Fritz Lang film M is released with Weegee in the role of a murder suspect.” “Naked Hollywood: Weegee in Los Angeles” p. 125

Seven of the greatest seconds in film history!
Seven seconds of seminal cinema!

“Head.”
“Foot.”
“Green.”
“Red.”

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PM, January 6, 1946, p. 11 (Unidentified Photographer)

“Miss Patricia Van Iver, model from Upper Darby, Pa., poses appropriately after being chosen yesterday as Queen of 1946 by the Press Photographer’s Assn., Inc. The 20-year-old beauty will preside at the cameraman’s 17th annual entertainment and dance at the Waldorf Feb. 1”

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Screenshots from getty.com

(Wikipedia: “Dolores Donlon (born Patricia Vaniver, September 19, 1926, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), is an American former model and actress.”)


PM, February 2, 1942, p.9

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PM, January 6, 1946

Don Freeman’s Newsstand Takes in Eddie Condon’s New Bandstand
In the groove on opening night – 47 West 3d St. Cast of characters seen below – Brad Gowan on Valve Trombone; Wild Bill Davison, Trumpet; Bud Freeman, Sax; Joe Marsala, Clarinet; Eddie Condon, Guitar; Dave Tough, Drums; And in front of the stand, flashing away with cameras – Gjon Mili, Lisette, and Weegee on the Speed Graphic – a hot time was had by all.
In foreground – Maggie Gowan (Brad’s wife) sitting with friend Eddie Edwards – known as Daddy Edwards of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, and creator of “Tiger Rag” and other classics.”
PM, January 6, 1946

Great Don Freeman website: donfreeman.info

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Weegee

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Weegee, Dora Maar, Brassaï

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Berenice Abbott

11/27/2016

“The Shape of Things: Photographs from Robert B. Menschel,” October 29, 2016–May 7, 2017, MoMA

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Screenshot from moma.org. Unidentified Photographer – great installation views at MoMA.org