“The opera shot got the most laughs.”
“Woman Laughing (Continuous)”
PM, June 2, 1944 pp. 12-13 (photos by Weegee and Arthur Leipzig)
A Weegee Gets Attention At Museum of Modern Art
The big picture at lower right is the center of attraction in Weegee’s section of the Art in Progress photo exhibition now on view at the Museum of Modern Art. It shows Mrs. George Washington Kavanaugh and Lady Decies outside the Metropolitan Opera House – and the eloquent facial reaction of another woman. The other pictures on this page were snapped by Weegee as visitors to the photo exhibition looked at his pictures. Four out of his five exhibits have appeared in PM. The opera shot got the most laughs. Weegee reports.
Staten Island Girl Scouts Turn Farmerettes
Everybody’s Laughing, Teddy Wilson and his Orchestra; Billie Holiday; Lerner; Oakland, 1938
Art in Progress, May 24 – September 17, 1944.
(Three out of five photos appeared as news items; “I Cried…” was used in a photography column; “The Critic” made its debut in this article…)
Laughing At Life, Billie Holiday, 1940
Weegee, “Installation view of Weegee’s exhibition in Art in Progress, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1944″ (Weegee’s World, p. 28)
Screenshot of checklist, moma.org
Laughing Boogie, Eddie Chamblee and The Band; Chamblee, 1951
Everyone’s Laughing, Clyde McPhatter, Winfield Scott, 1954