Archive

1941


“Take It Off The ‘E’ String”; Peter Piper and his Orchestra; Cahn; Akst; November 1943


PM, September 10, 1941, p.21

All Out for Weegee

Dear Editor:

Due to popular demand, Weegee’s Exhibit Murder Is My Business will continue to Sept. 13, at the Photo League, 31 E/ 21st St., from 2 to 10 p.m. daily and everybody is welcome.

Here are some comments on Weegee’s show in the comments book:

“Worth the price of admission.” P.S. admission is free.

“I’d rather see Gypsy Rose strip.”

“For people with strong constitutions and weak minds.”

New York

PHOTO LEAGUE
PM, September 10, 1941, p.21


“He’s The Best In The Business”; Terry Timmons; Charles Singleton; Howard Biggs’s Orchestra; RCA Victor (20-5227); 1953


“VOODOO MOON (Enlloro)”; Enric Madriguera and his Orchestra; Tito Rodriguez; Sunshine; Morales; Blanco; Victor (27759-A); Publication date: September 26, 1941

EXHIBITIONS:

New York Sun, September 26, 1941


“Lets Get Together”; Felix Gross; Felix Gross & his Sextette; Swing Beat (129-B); Publication date: September 26, 1941

CAMERA CLUBS:

New York Sun, September 26, 1941


“Since We Put A Radio Out In The Henhouse”; Hoosier Hot Shots; Finley; Hull; Okeh (06435); Publication date: September 26, 1941

EDUCATION:


New York Sun, September 26, 1941

The state of Photography, light writing, from the New York Sun, September 26, 1941…


“It Isn’t a Dream Any More”; Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra; Jo Stafford; Charles Newman; Walter G. Samuels; Victor (27710-A); Publication date: September 26, 1941

Entirely irrelevant, new museum news:



The New York Times, September 26, 1922


“Rocks in My Bed”; Duke Ellington and his Famous Orchestra; Duke Ellington; Ivie Anderson; RCA Victor (27639-A); Publication date: September 26, 1941


“Call of The Freaks”; King Oliver and his Orchestra; 1929

Photography By John Adam Knight

MORE MURDER PIX, also fires, accidents and freak shots were demanded by visitors, therefore Arthur (Weegee) Fellig, as shown…, hangs out the sign for a second edition of his fascinating exhibition at the photo League, 31 E. 21st St.


New York Post, September 1941

…the Photo League, 31 E. 21st St., second edition of Weegee’s pictures of night violence… New York. A fascinating…

New York Post, September 1941


“The (New) Call of The Freaks”; Luis Russell and his Orchestra; Luis Russell; Paul Barbarin; Albert Nicholas; J. C. Higginbotham; Henry Allen; Charlie Holmes; Russell; Barbarin; September 9, 1929


The New York Times, September 14, 1941

NOTES OF CAMERA WORLD

…The exhibition, “Murder Is My Business,” by Weegee (Arthur Fellig) is being extended at the Photo League, 31 East Twenty-first Srtreet, until Sept. 23. There will be additional examples of the photographer’s work.


“A Good Man Is Hard To Find”; Les Brown and his Orchestra; Butch Stone; Eddie Green; Publication date: September 14, 1941


“Says Who? Says You, Says I!”; Cab Calloway and his Orchestra.; Cab Calloway; Mercer; Arlen; Harding; Publication date: September 10, 1941


Daily Worker, September 10, 1941, p.7

…Weegee’s (Arthur Fellig) exhibition is proving so popular at the Photo League that it is being extended one week to Sept. 23. A new and second edition of the exhibition is now on view at the Photo League Gallery, at 31 E. 21st St. Hours 1 to 10 week days, 2 to 6, Saturdays.
Daily Worker, September 10, 1941, p.7


“Laughing Boy Blues”; Woody Herman And His Orchestra; Woody Herman and The Laughing Boy; Sammy Cahn; Saul Chaplin; Publication date: September 10, 1941


“Body and Soul”; Dinah Shore; Henry Levine and his Dixieland Octet of NBC’s Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street; Heyman; Sour; Eyton; Green; Publication date: September 9, 1941


PM, September 9, 1941, p.18

PM’s Weegee Exhibits More Of His Police-News Photos

Our Police Headquarters photographer, Weegee, got his name in all the camera magazines last month when the Photo League put on a show of his news pictures. Yesterday, prompted by gallery-visitor response to the first, the League opened a second edition of the exhibition in its clubroom at 31 E. 21st St. The new show, a complete change of pictures from the first, will run throgh Sept. 27 – 1 to 10 p.m. weekdays, 2 to 6 on Saturdays, no admission charge. Above, in a photo by one of the League members, Weegee puts finishing touches to the display. Typical comments in the visitors’ book: “Great pictures”… “Terrific”… “Could do better with a Brownie”… Have gone away for the week end to recuperate.”


“Miss You”; Dinah Shore; Charlie, Harry and Henry M. Tobias; Publication date: September 9, 1941


“Don’t Worry ‘Bout That Mule”; Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five; Louis Jordan; C. Stewart; W. Davis; D. Groaner; F. Moore; July 18, 1945


PM, July 18, 1945

From the Editor

Rave Notice

There’s a new book in the stores today by Weegee, who bills himself as “the famous” – and is.

It’s a book of pictures – pictures such as you’ve never seen before, except maybe in PM. it is called Naked City, published by Essential Books, sells for $4 – and is worth it…


“Buzz Me,” Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five; Louis Jordan; F. Moore; D. Baxter; July 18, 1945


PM, July 18, 1941

Wrong Number: At least that’s the expression on Rainbow’s face…


“Wrong Number”; Red River Dave; McEnery; The Texas Tophands; 1949


“Novachord Solos”; Kern; Washington; Romberg; Rodgers; Bassman; Fred Feibel; Harbach; Youmans; Caesar; Hammerstein II; Williams; Hickman; Hart; Cole Porter; July 17, 1941


The New York Times, July 17, 1941

Lepke Asks Change of Venue

A few great recordings released today, July 17, 1941:


“No Answer”; Andy Kirk And His Clouds of Joy; Henry Wells; Guy Wood; Al Hoffman; Maurice Siegler; July 17, 1941


“Tarzan Of The Apes – Part 1”; Tarzan Players; Edgar Rice Burroughs; July 17, 1941


“Wee Wee Hours”; Big Bill Broonzy; July 17, 1941


“Patience And Fortitude”; Count Basie and his Orchestra; Jimmy Rushing; Warren; Moore, Jr.; 1946


“Patience And Fortitude”; BENNY CARTER and his ORCHESTRA; Benny Carter and Bixie Harris; Warren & Moore; Walter Fuller; 1946


PM, July 13, 1941, pp. 48-49 (photos by Thurman Rotan, Torkel Korling, Ruth Bernhard, and R.L. Doty, etc.)

PATIENCE Is What You Need to Take Cat Pictures

by Ralph Steiner

Cats are like children in that most people like them. Many people photograph them. They both are easy to photograph: they aren’t camera shy, and they assume an infinity of expressions and positions. There should be a wealth of good pictures of cats and children, yet there isn’t. It has taken a long time and a lot of searching to assemble the few good cat pictures you see here.

To make good photographs of cats the photographer does not have to be a great mind, a deep thinker, or a super-sensitive artist. He just has to be patient enough to wait until his subject is most expressive of some cat quality that appeals to him. Cats can be wise, foolish, elegant, awkward, playful, serious, tame, wild, social, independent, active and passive. They can react like humans to a situation, and some of their expressions can resemble ours.

Cat photographers should use their own observation to add to this catalog of cat facets. They should then use it as a guide to more interesting and more cat-like pictures.

PM Weekly, July 13, 1941, pp. 48-49 (photos by Thurman Rotan, Torkel Korling, Ruth Bernhard, and R.L. Doty, etc.)


“Patience and Fortitude”; Andrews Sisters; Vic Schoen and His Orchestra; Billy Moore, Jr.; Blackie Warren; 1945


PM, July 13, 1941, pp. 48-49 (photos by Thurman Rotan, Torkel Korling, Ruth Bernhard, and R.L. Doty, etc.)

Entirely irrelevant, a few songs released today, July 13, 1942:


“Swing Out To Victory”; “Fats” Waller and his Rhythm; Ed Kirkeby; Thos. “Fats” Waller; “Fats” Waller; July 13, 1942.


“Up Jumped You with Love”; “Fats” Waller and his Rhythm; “Fats” Waller; Ed Kirkeby; Thos. “Fats” Waller; July 13, 1942.


Danger! Men Blasting,” Abe Lyman and his Californians; Don Raye; Harry James; Rose Blane; 1939

M.K. Gandhi: A New Picture Of Britain’s Friendly Enemy


Detour,” Spade Cooley and his Orchestra; Oakle, Arkle and Tex; Westmoreland; 1945

[Margaret] Bourke-White Finds Soviet Women Eager To Go To Front… Many Volunteer As Nuses

Detour Ahead,” Billie Holiday (Lady Day); Tiny Grimes’ Sextext; Frigo; Carter; Ellis; 1951

Nikola Tesla, one of the world’s great inventors, celebrated his 84th birthday…


Stranger You’re In Danger,” Millie Craig; Velvatones; Don Massey Orchestra; Gene Smith, 1954


PM, July 11, 1941

DEPARTMENT OF INDIGNATION… Danger! Traffic Signs Ahead

This no U-turn stanchion was in the middle of the street on West 34th Street opposite Macy’s at 4:30 a.m. It had no red warning lantern.

This detour sign at the entrance to the park at Central Park West and 81st Street, is also without a lantern in the middle of the night.

At West 109th St. and Amsterdam Ave., this sign was left in the center of the roadway all night in a two-way street, a menace to traffic.

No red lantern warns motorists of this standard at Broadway and 44th St. It should have been put on the sidewalk or lighted.

This lantern isn’t much good as a warning device. It was clipped by a passing car and broken It wasn’t replaced all night.
PM Photos by Weegee

PM, July 11, 1941, p. 19


Danger In The Dark,” Charlie Barnet and his Orchestra; Larry Taylor; Al Dubin; Jimmy McHugh; 1939