The Weird World of Weegee…
“Then, Mark Hellinger arrived from Hollywood and bought Naked City for the movies, I figured that this was amy chance to make a change, and signed a contract to work as a special consultant on the movie which was to be made on location in New York.
After the shooting was over, I closed my combination crime museum, photo studio, and love nest behind police headquarters. The police commissioner threw a party for me in his office. I shook hands with all the brass, the chiefs, the detectives… and was presented with a beautiful traveling bag. I had decided to leave New York. I was off to Hollywood. I thought that 1947 would be a year of new discovery for me.”
Weegee, Weegee by Weegee, p. 98