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Uncovering THE NAKED CITY

Directed by Bruce Goldstein • 2020 • United States

In this original short documentary and personal essay, Bruce Goldstein, founder of Rialto Pictures and repertory director at New York’s Film Forum, tracks down many of the 100+ New York City locations—from the Bronx to the Lower East Side—used in his friend Jules Dassin’s classic police procedural THE NAKED CITY, while also spotlighting the contributions of producer Mark Hellinger and cinematographer William Daniels. https://www.criterionchannel.com/uncovering-the-naked-city

“Start writing or type / to choose a block”

Always remember:

“Start writing or type / to choose a block”

The Candidates

As Seen Through the Three Eyes of Weegee

One of America’s Outstanding Photographers

“I take pictures with my third eye – the inner eye – the eye that sees what lies beneath the surface of the subject. What some call a pictorial distortion may, in truth, be the reality. And what we call reality may be a distortion of the truth.” Weegee. (October 1968) /

 

Start writing or type / to choose a block

Start writing or type / to choose a block

Start writing or type / to choose a block


PM, July 22, 1940, pp. 16-17

Yesterday at Coney Island… Temperature 89… They Came Early, Stayed Late…

Cameraman Reports On Lost Kids, Parking Troubles

Weegee, whose real name is Arthur Fellig, took this picture at four in the afternoon. The temperature was 89 degrees. The Coney Island Chamber of Commerce guessed there were 1,000,000 people. Nobody really knows.

Herewith is Weegee’s own story of his visit to Coney Island…

PM, July 22, 1940, p. 16.

To enjoy this PM page spread (printed 80 years, two months, and one day ago) as an interactive, customizable puzzle, please click here.


Naked City (1945)

It is with great pleasure and excitement, on this International Day of Museums, May 18, 2020, that we officially announce the creation of the WeegeeWeegeeWeegee Museum of Weegee Photographee (WMoWP). (Unofficially known as WoWee.)

WoWee will exhibit excerpts from obscure newspaper articles, too many “On this day” days, listless listicles (20,000 Weegee photos to restore your faith in photography in chronological order), an almost limitless interest in insignificant and inconsequential information (obscurity is the key), plenty of PM, games, movies, merch, maps, and so much more… WoWee will be open 24 hours. Admission is free…


Weegee’s People (1946)

Witness, December 22, 1960 (Episode 12)

Peter Falk as Abe “Kid Twist” Reles (1906-1941) of Murder Inc…

Begins and ends with the narrator holding a photo: “This is a picture of George ‘Whitey’ Rudnick…” (no mention of Rudnick’s drug addiction).
Irving “Puggy” Feinstein (1909–1939) reference at 49:49.

From the NY Times:

Kusama Arrives. Is It Worth Your Time to Wait in Line?”

By Jason Farago

Nov. 8, 2019

“And the erotic or psychedelic excesses of Ms. Kusama’s early art are long gone, too. In her orgiastic

    “body festivals” of the 1960s,

she encouraged audiences to slather one another with paint; now others must be cropped out of the cameraphone frame. Sex and drugs are nothing compared with the thrill of “likes.””

nytimes.com

Link in the NY Times links to a Weegee photo, one of these:


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