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(Screenshots from NYTimes.com, 06/09/2018, at 4:59 and 5:00)

A few Weegee photos of Max Gordon (1903-1989) and Judy Holliday (1921–1965) made at the Village Vanguard (ca. 1956?) in the NY Times The Last Word: Lorraine Gordon” video… ”


(Screenshot of Weegee – “Judy Holliday and Max Gordon at the Village Vanguard” from icp.org… an intriguing favorite…)

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Flash: The Making of Weegee the Famous
by Christopher Bonanos

“The first comprehensive biography of Weegee—photographer, ‘psychic,’ ultimate New Yorker—from the author of Instant: The Story of Polaroid.” https://static.macmillan.com/static/holt/flash/

An excerpt can be read here: https://static.macmillan.com/static/holt/flash/excerpt.html

Released today, June 5, 2018…

A truly extraordinary, wonderful, and significant book… Like it says on the first and last pages: “This is Weegee”…


Screenshot of nytimes.com

Great review of a great book: Flash: The Making of Weegee the Famous, by Christopher Bonanos, 379 pages, Henry Holt & Company in the New York Times:

“A Portrait of Weegee That Captures the Man and the Myth in Full”
By Jennifer Szalai
May 30, 2018

A few excerpts:

“With “Flash: The Making of Weegee the Famous,” Christopher Bonanos has finally supplied us with the biography Weegee deserves: sympathetic and comprehensive, a scrupulous account with just the right touch of irreverence.”

“…The art criticism on offer in “Flash” is like the best of Weegee’s street photography: revealing and unpretentious.”

[across the street] [Market Place]

“…He had played the outsize role of Weegee the Famous so long he confessed he had a hard time knowing who he really was.
His biographer knows, though. “Flash” gives us Weegee in full, offering a measure of protection against the oblivion he feared the most.”