“Midnight to Dawn, Anything Can Happen”

Weegee sitting behind his car typing

Weegee text, May 22, 1943
May 22, 1943

Midnight to Dawn, Anything Can Happen

When Weegee opens an ordinary telephone conversation with “This is the fabulous Weegee talking,” he is telling the literal truth. He can gloat, and does, that his pictures hang in the New York Public Library and the Museum of Modern Art… In seven years Weegee has not gone to bed before ten A.M….

“New York’s so crowded inna daytime you can’t breathe onna streets,” Weegee says in his rich New Yorkese…

Screenshots, moma.org

(MoMA had these Weegee photos by 1943 or 4…)

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