“Day Dream”; Johnny Hodges and Orchestra (An Ellington Unit); Billy Strayhorn; Duke Ellington’ Bluebird (B-11021-A); Publication date: November 2, 1940

PM, November 1, p. 12 (Unidentified photographer)

Mark Hellinger

“That’s the Blues Old Man”; Johnny Hodges and Orchestra; Johnny Hodges; Irving Mills; Bluebird (B-11117-A); Publication date: November 2, 1940

“Just Kiddin’ Around”; Artie Shaw & his Orchestra; Ray Conniff; Victor (27806-B); Publication date: October 30, 1941

PM, October 30, 1941, p. 14

The Katz Salami
In the Army Now

“This is Katz’s – that’s all. Short and sweet. You don’t have to say nothing. I’m the original.”

…Now Katz’s salami is in the army – that’s right, yes. Send a salami to your boy in the army – that’s a Katz slogan.”

“Take Your Shoes Off, Baby (And Start Runnin’ Through My Mind)”; Artie Shaw & his Orchestra; Gene Austin; “Hot Lips” Page; Victor (27719-B); Publication date; October 30, 1941

“F.D.R. Jones”; Chick Webb And His Orchestra; Ella Fitzgerald; Harold J. Rome; Decca (2105 A); October 6, 1938

PM, October 29, 1944, p. m2

FDR at Broadway and 49th Street. With him on the back seat is Sen Wagner. Mike Reily, head of the White House Secret Service detail, watches the crowd from the running board. Photo by Weegee


PM, October 29, 1944, p. m3


By Grant Reynard

The President goes by


“Aurora”; Xavier Cugat and his Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra; Margo; Adamson; Berrios; Lago; Roberti; Columbia (36139); 1941

PM, October 28, 1945, p. m12


Margo gets in Fredric March’s hair. The Tina and Maj. Joppolo of the play, A Bell for Adano, which closed Saturday night, photographed at a farewell party for the cast… Margo [1917-1985] had just smeared March’s [1897-1975] hair with icing from the party’s 450-pound, bell-shaped cake… Photo By Weegee

“I Said No”; Xavier Cugat and his Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra; Margo and Xavier Cugat; Loesser; Styne; Columbia (36488); 1941

PM, October 28, 1945, p. m13

Leahy Honors PM Coast Guardsman Adm William Leahy presenting a Navy citation to Chief Photographer’s Mate Ray Platnick, in Washington this week. Chief Platnick, in the service more than three years, returns to PM Nov 5. His photo, Coffee Drinkers, taken during the battle for Eniwetok Atoll, won second prize in work of 100 Navy combat photographers in the Pacific.

“40 Cups of Coffee”; Danny Overbea; King Kolex and his Orchestra; D. Overbea; Checker (774); 1953

“Prisionero Del Mar (‘Neath A Tropical Moon)”; Russ Morgan And His Orchestra; Luis Arcaraz; Ernesto Cortazar; Decca (4098 B); Publication date: October 27, 1941

PM, October 27, 1941

Saved: When fire swept a vacant tenement at Pitt and Broome Sts. early yesterday, families in an adjoining house fled to the street in nightclothes. Lydia Krepa, 13, took her cat Billy with her. “He was so scared,”she said. PM Photo by Weegee
PM, October 27, 1941

“Ev’ry Time”; Russ Morgan And His Orchestra; Phyllis Lynne; Hugh Martin; Ralph Blane; Decca (4069 A); Publication date: October 27, 1941

“A Collection of Favorite Hawaiian Songs”; Dorothy Lamour; Dick McIntire And His Harmony Hawaiians; Del Lyon; Lani McIntire; Gordon Beecher; Johnny Noble; Alfred Newman; Frank Loesser; R. Alex Anderson; Decca (23323 A / 23323 B / 23324 A / 23324 B); Publication date: October 26, 1943

Murder Hunt Centers on Husband’s Missing Uniform

PM, October 26, 1943, p 11

The body of Mrs. Patricia Burton Lonergan, heiress slain early Sunday, is removed from her Beekman Hill apartment. Photo by Weegee, PM
PM, October 26, 1943, p 11

“Murder in the First Degree”; St. Louis Jimmy; Burton & Oden; Parrot (823); April 1956

October 26, 2022

[Weegee was on the spot for the murder that resulted in “one of the most sensational trials of the 1940s.” (NY Times)… Wayne Lonergan was in Sing-Sing prison for more than twenty years. He was “sentenced to 35 years to life after his conviction on second degree murder charges, [he] was released in 1967 and deported to Canada. He lived quietly in Toronto, where he died of cancer.” (The New York Times, January 3, 1986)… (The $385 monthly rent that the Lonergans paid for the triplex apartment, the first three floors of the building, built in 1939, is about $6,600 today)…]

“It’s Murder”; Lil Armstrong And Her Swing Orchestra; Lil Armstrong; Buck; Armstrong; Decca (1182 A); 1936