“where she was propositioned by the photographer Weegee…”

“She came to photography relatively late, almost in her 30s, after a sheltered Boston upbringing that became what can only be described as a Zelig adulthood: a college year in Paris spent in the same hotel as Susan Sontag; a stint waitressing at the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair, where she was propositioned by the photographer Weegee (“I had no idea who he was!” she says); a job as a secretary for Grove Press in New York during the heyday of its obscenity battles and its ascendancy as a haven for Beat poets, who seemed to gravitate toward Ms. Dorfman like a mother soul…”
NY Times, January 6, 2016

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