“Jazz Me Blues”; Stella Brooks; Joe Sullivan; Sidney Bechet; Frank Newton; George Brunies; George Wettling; Jack Lesberg; Tom Delaney; Disc (5031B); May 7, 1946

PM, April 16, 1946 (Unidentified Photographer)

“Parallel Fifths”; Frankie Newton and his Cafe Society Orchestra; Newton; Vocalion (5410); April 15, 1946

PM, 1946

Don Freemans’ Newsstand Finds Frankie Newton Practicing in the Furnace Room

Frankie Newton, considered by some people who should know, to be the greatest living trumpet player, had a busy day last week – it was a matter of going from ashes to Asch’s. I found him sitting in front of his apartment house on E. 17th Street… “Man,” he said, “you can’t beat this place for a joint to practice in. I could blast all night long and nobody would get wind of it.”…
PM, 1946

“The Onyx Hop”; Frankie Newton and his Uptown Serenaders; Frank Newton and Pete Brown; Frank Newton; Vocalion (v 3839); July 13, 1937

Weegee, Weegee’s People, 1946

A group of night club musicians, finished with their night’s work spread the word that a friendly superintendent would let them hold a ‘jam” session in the sub-basement of his building…
Weegee, Weegee’s People, 1946

“Frankie’s Jump”; Frank Newton & his Cafe Society Orchestra; Newton; Parlophone (R 2708); September 1939

Frank Newton (January 4, 1906 – March 11, 1954), born 117 years ago today…

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”

Screenshots from

(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

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:


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

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.”