“Gotta Find My Baby”; Doctor Clayton; Joe Clayton; Bluebird (B-8901-B); Publication date: November 11, 1941

745 Moved to New Prison And Not One Was Lost
[$20,000,000 had the same buying power as $387,028,571 in October 2022.]

PM, November 11, 1941, p. 18

Waxy Gordon…

“Doctor Clayton Blues”; Doctor Clayton; Joe Clayton; Bluebird (B-8901-A); Publication date: November 11, 1941

“I’m a Prisoner”; Eddie Boyd and His Chess Men; E. Boyd; Chess (1606); 1955

PM, November 7, 1941 (Photos by Irving Haberman)

Prisoners Go to the New ‘Tombs’ Some Dark Night Soon – Shhh!

“Jail Bird”; Joe Mitchell; King Curtis; Monarch (MO-703)

“How About That Mess”; Lucky Millinder And His Orchestra; William Anderson; Decca (4099 A); Publication date: November 6, 1941

PM, November 6, 1941

Murder by Suggestion:

“Let Me Off Uptown”; Lucky Millinder And His Orchestra; Trevor Bacon; Earl Bostic; Redd Evans; Decca (4099 B); Publication date: November 6, 1941

Screenshots, “Ladies in Retirement,” 1941

Ladies in Retirement, 1941

PM, November 7, 1941 (By Louise Levitas)

Some Crackpot Ladies Make Murder

“That’s All”; Lucky Millinder and his Orchestra; Rosetta Tharpe; Decca (48057 A); Publication date: November 6, 1941

“I’m Gonna Vote for a Democrat”; Yogi Yorgesson; Johnny Duffy and The Scandahoovians; Harry Stewart; Capitol (2135); 1952

Re-elected, and relaxed: The Mayor and Mrs. La Guardia at 1: a.m. today.

La Guardia Sees 4 Years of Hell

New Photographers Rout Mayor Out of Bed for Victory Pictures

PM, November 5, 1941 (Photos by Steven Derry, Ray Platnick, John De Biase)

Orderly Crowd Turns Out for La Guardia’s Re-election

We took this picture at 1 a.m. La Guardia said to caption it: “We got the Mayor out of bed to pose for pictures.”

This is the election night crowd at Times Square, watching for results from the ‘Times’ bulletin board. The crowd was well behaved – in fact this election was the most orderly in the city’s history, with no violence reported.

“Get Out And Vote” (part 1); Johnny Standly; Jimmy Sheldon’s Orchestra; Johnny Standley; Leon Pober; Capitol (3544); 1956

“New Black Snake Moan”; Lead Belly; Huddie Ledbetter; Melotone (M 13327-B); 1935

PM, November 2, 1941, pp. 48-49

For $100 You Can Your Picture Made
By Man Who Put Horns on K. Hepburn

…George Platt Lynes…

Ralph Steiner

PM, November 2, 1941, pp. 48-49 [$100 in November 1941 had the same buying power as $1,927 in September 2022.]

“Four Day Worry Blues”; Lead Belly; Huddie Ledbetter; Melotone (M 13327-A); 1935

PM, November 3, 1941, p. 11 ( Photos by Martin Harris)

The Many Friends of Leadbelly Stage a Folksong Fest for Him

“De Kalb Blues”; Lead Belly; Musicraft (226-B); 1939

PM, November 3, 1941, p. 18

About Murdered Pete Panto And the Election of a Mayor

By Tom O’Connor

…until they dug up his bones in a vacant field near Lyndhurst, N.J…

…Pete Panto had been murdered by Murder, Inc.

“I’m On My Last Go-Round”; Huddie Leadbelly; Bluebird (B-8981-B); 1940

“Just Kiddin’ Around”; Artie Shaw & his Orchestra; Ray Conniff; Victor (27806-B); Publication date: October 30, 1941

PM, October 30, 1941, p. 14

The Katz Salami
In the Army Now

“This is Katz’s – that’s all. Short and sweet. You don’t have to say nothing. I’m the original.”

…Now Katz’s salami is in the army – that’s right, yes. Send a salami to your boy in the army – that’s a Katz slogan.”

“Take Your Shoes Off, Baby (And Start Runnin’ Through My Mind)”; Artie Shaw & his Orchestra; Gene Austin; “Hot Lips” Page; Victor (27719-B); Publication date; October 30, 1941

“Prisionero Del Mar (‘Neath A Tropical Moon)”; Russ Morgan And His Orchestra; Luis Arcaraz; Ernesto Cortazar; Decca (4098 B); Publication date: October 27, 1941

PM, October 27, 1941

Saved: When fire swept a vacant tenement at Pitt and Broome Sts. early yesterday, families in an adjoining house fled to the street in nightclothes. Lydia Krepa, 13, took her cat Billy with her. “He was so scared,”she said. PM Photo by Weegee
PM, October 27, 1941

“Ev’ry Time”; Russ Morgan And His Orchestra; Phyllis Lynne; Hugh Martin; Ralph Blane; Decca (4069 A); Publication date: October 27, 1941

“I Wish All My Children Were Babies Again;” Gene Autry; Baxley; Conqueror (9806); Publication date: August 11, 1941

Weegee, PM, August 11, 1941


Weegee, Weegee’s World, 1997, p. 60

“I’m Comin’ Home Darlin'”; Gene Autry; Autry; Hoefle; Dean; Conqueror (9806); Publication date: August 11, 1941

August 11, 2022

“Happy Birthday”; Eddie Davis and his Orchestra; Sittin’ In With (520); 1949

PM, March 2, 1941

[Eegeew dna Yram Teragram EdirBcm], Yluj 91, 5491

“Happy, Happy Birthday Baby”; The Tune Weavers; Frank Paul’s Orch.; M. Sylvia; G. Lopez; Checker (872); 1957

PM, March 9, 1941

A picture with somebody in it sells better than a picture of a lifeless object. So Weegee sometimes puts himself in his picture-shooting them by “remote control.” Here he is posing as a “curious passerby” looking at the body of a Brooklyn murder victim found in trunk near the Gowanus Canal.
PM, March 9, 1941

“Happy Birthday To You”; Raymond Scott and his New Orchestra; Clyde Burke; M. J. Hill; Columbia (35864); November 29, 1940

“Happy Birthday”; Craven Edwards And his Lazy K-Ranch Boys; Len Stokes; Hill; Diamond (2007-A); June 1946

PM, March 9, 1941

Weegee makes friends readily. On a Chinatown assignment he got this New Year’s lucky wish from a Chinese girl. He has a photo of her painting it pinned above his bed (see picture on next page). It is characteristic of him to have his picture taken this way. The cigar is standard equipment.
PM, March 9, 1941

“Today Is Your Birthday”; The Enchanters; Buddy Lucas and his Band of Tomorrow; Bernstein; Levine; Odom; Geritz; Jubilee (5072); 1952

“Happy Birthday Father (From)”; Harry Tush and his Society Orchestra; Rondoliers; Avalon (502A)

PM, March 9, 1941

Weegee’s room shows his devotion to his job. On top of his regular radio is a police short-wave radio and a loudspeaker attached to it dangles over his bed. On the floor are his special “murder shoes” – at left – and his “snow shoes.” He keeps his “fire shoes” in his car. The wall decorations are examples of his work and certificates of awards for prize-winning pictures. The cardboard boxes at the extreme right are his disorderly “files.” The typewriter is his latest acquisition. He has recently taken up writing – a field in which he shows rather startling talent. We don’t know what the Flit is for.
PM, March 9, 1941

Weegee (1899-1968) and Mary Margaret McBride (1899-1976), July 19, 1945

“Birthday Party”; Sil Austin; J. CollinsMercury (71027); December 25, 1956

Happy Birthday Weegee… born 123 years ago today…