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November, 1955
“Trick mirrors? Uh-uh!
Plastic surgery on your favorite stars? Nope!
Seeing things? You certainly are!”

“When this guy takes Hollywood apart (and he’s been doing it for years), the movie capital rarely looks the same. So here, for your enjoyment, is a festive Halloween guessing game…
Can you identify the people on these four pages?
Some are easy, but some are tricky. So watch out!
Have fun! And don’t let Weegee fool you!”

A WEEGEEWEEGEEWEEGEE clasic…

Happy Halloween

1955_11_04-2
955_11_05-2
November, 1955
“Trick mirrors? Uh-uh!
Plastic surgery on your favorite stars? Nope!
Seeing things? You certainly are!”

“When this guy takes Hollywood apart (and he’s been doing it for years), the movie capital rarely looks the same. So here, for your enjoyment, is a festive Halloween guessing game…
Can you identify the people on these four pages?
Some are easy, but some are tricky. So watch out!
Have fun! And don’t let Weegee fool you!”




Weegee, negative magic, Photography Handbook, 1955, pp. 4-9

Weary of humdrum, routine shots? It’s no trick to make fascinating distortions like this self-portrait of the famed news photographer…
The plastic lens offers the easiest and cheapest method I have found for making interesting, artistic and variable distortions…
Whether your bent runs to comedy, modern art, or personality trait emphasis, you will find this tool a help. I certainly hope that everyone who enjoys experiment and new horizons in photography will find it as rich and rewarding as I have. Weegee, negative magic, Photography Handbook, 1955, pp. 4-9