Two great blog posts from The Daily Worker Photographs Collection blog:
“Credit Weegee the…Daily Worker Photographer?”
“One day I saw my pictures printed both in the Jewish Daily Forward and the Daily Worker. They had been sent out by the Hearst mat service. I rushed back to the Mirror office and asked if these were Hearst papers, too. I collected an additional five bucks for each… no argument.” Weegee by Weegee, p. 41
“…New York University is tearing down all the old buildings and putting up more classrooms so they can teach Ceramics, Square Dancing, and primitive Painting a la Grandma Moses. (Where do they get all the money?) The old landmarks are going the way of all brick – threatening a severe shortage of cold water flats.
But there is a counter movement…to move N.Y.U. out to the Yucca Flats in the Arizona Desert so the soldier boys can practice dropping H-bombs. On the site of N.Y.U. will be erected cold water flats, the greatest blessing to modern civilization…”
Weegee, The Village, 1989