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PM, January 6, 1946, p. 11 (Unidentified Photographer)

“Miss Patricia Van Iver, model from Upper Darby, Pa., poses appropriately after being chosen yesterday as Queen of 1946 by the Press Photographer’s Assn., Inc. The 20-year-old beauty will preside at the cameraman’s 17th annual entertainment and dance at the Waldorf Feb. 1”

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Screenshots from getty.com

(Wikipedia: “Dolores Donlon (born Patricia Vaniver, September 19, 1926, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), is an American former model and actress.”)


PM, February 2, 1942, p.9

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PM, January 6, 1946

Don Freeman’s Newsstand Takes in Eddie Condon’s New Bandstand
In the groove on opening night – 47 West 3d St. Cast of characters seen below – Brad Gowan on Valve Trombone; Wild Bill Davison, Trumpet; Bud Freeman, Sax; Joe Marsala, Clarinet; Eddie Condon, Guitar; Dave Tough, Drums; And in front of the stand, flashing away with cameras – Gjon Mili, Lisette, and Weegee on the Speed Graphic – a hot time was had by all.
In foreground – Maggie Gowan (Brad’s wife) sitting with friend Eddie Edwards – known as Daddy Edwards of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, and creator of “Tiger Rag” and other classics.”
PM, January 6, 1946

Great Don Freeman website: donfreeman.info

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PM, November 10, 1946
“These pictures are from Weegee’s People (Duell, Sloan and Pearce, $4), which will be published on November 11. Weegee says of his new book: ‘Unlike my previous book, Naked City, this is New York in a happier and gayer mood. I went looking for beauty and found it. Here’s my formula – dealing as I do with human beings, and I find them wonderful – I leave them alone and let them be themselves – holding hands with love-light in their eyes – sleeping – or merely walking down the street. The trick is to be where people are.’ Weegee’s next venture will be movie-making.”
(That’s a significant quote… We know when Weegee’s People was published and perhaps the first printed reference to Weegee’s film making and Weegee’s “formula” for making his photographs and the location of a well-known photo is printed…)
“Weegee’s People at Manhattan Avenue and 107th St.” (That’s here on a Google map.) Summer Upper West Side, ca. 1945

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PM, November 5, 1946
“Photographer Todd Webb discovered New York when, as a Navy man, he spent leaves here. After the war he came to live and photograph the city. The result was his exhibit “I See a City” at the Museum of the City of New York.
Photo by Yolla Niclas
“Church – Webb did not focus on the city’s cathedrals but on this 125th St. temple.”
“Doorway – This simple, genre shot is typical of the way Todd Webb sees our city.”