“Great pictures”… “Terrific”… or “Society Wrecks”


PM, August 27, 1941


PM, September 9, 1941, p. 18

Happy Weegee’s Birthday Day… (Weegee, born June 12, 1899…)

In the past: above, a pair highlights from 1941… (two and three months in the future…)
Below, if it was 1941 we could go to the theater… And see: Boris Karloff in “the maddest and funniest play you’ve ever seen” or Ethel Barrymore in “The Corn is Green” or Katherine Cornell in “The Doctor’s Dilemma” or Orson Welles’ production of Richard Wright’s “Native Son” or the 700th performance of “The Man Who Came for Dinner”…

(In the present: it’s kinda a golden age of Weegee publications. The last few years have seen a number of great books, including: “Murder is My Business” (2013), “Weegee Guide to NYC” (2015), “Weegee: Serial Photographer” (2016-17), “Extra! Weegee” (2017), “Artist as Reporter Weegee, Ad Reinhardt, and the PM News Picture” (2018), and most recently “Flash: The Making of Weegee the Famous” (2018)… And a video for National Geographic: “Weegee the Famous” (2016)… Onward…)


PM, June 12, 1941, p. 24

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