PM, August 27, 1941, p. 1

Storm Ties Up Subways…5 Pages
This inferno-like scene is one of the results of tortential rains that wept New York, causing the worst subway tie-up in history. A lightning bolt hit a gas main in a subway excavation, dropped an auto into the resulting cave-in, stated a three-alarm fire… (PM Photo by Irving Haberman)”


“The Weather Bureau also termed 2.13 inches of rain in that brief spectacular on and one-half hours “extensive precipitation.”” p. 15


PM, August 27, 1941, pp. 15-18 (Photos by Irving Haberman and Gene Badger)


PM, August 27, 1941, pp. 14-15


PM, August 27, 1941, p. 14

Weegee Has a Salon: Arthur Fellig, the night-prowling cameraman who turns in many of PM’s choicest pictures of fires, wrecks, rescues and crimes, is having a one-man show of his own at the Photo League, 31 E. 21st St. The exhibit will run through Sept. 6.”

“FLASH: The Making of Weegee the Famous, by Christopher Bonanos. (Holt, $20.) Bonanos, the city editor of New York magazine, offers a compelling portrait of the 20th-century photographer Arthur Fellig, whose tabloid images riveted viewers. His life in the city began when he was a poor immigrant child living on the Lower East Side, and culminated in his becoming a photojournalist with practically a supernatural instinct for how to create a dramatic picture.” NY Times, 08/02/2019

“Highway Dragnet” (1954)

“Directed by: Nathan Juran
Actors: Richard Conte, Joan Bennett, Wanda Hendrix
Production Company: William F. Broidy Productions
Release Date: 27 January 1954”
https://archive.org/details/HighwayDragnet

Slightly irrelevant… Richard Conte, a few years after “Sleeping City,” and one of the three main characters is a photographer…


Cry of the City,” 1948

Starring Richard Conte (two years before “Sleeping City”).
Directed by Robert Siodmak.
(Spoiler alert: Brief but important scene in a photographer’s studio.)

Is “Cry of the City” (1948), filmed, in part, on the streets on New York City, better than “Naked City” (1948), filmed on the streets of New York City… Would be a great double feature…



(images from ebay)

Sold for: $11.99
Sold by: photoart50

“From world famous archive!
This photo was among a collection of stamped weegee photos there is a photo of the stamp in description.
That is how we know this is a weegee photograph.. but because it is not stamped we cant charge the going rate.

this photo is not stamped!
Weegee was the pseudonym of Arthur Fellig, a photographer and photojournalist, known for his stark black and white street photography…

PHOTO IS IN GOOD CONDITION FOR ITS AGE AND RARITY”

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Obviously this was not made by Weegee.




(images from ebay)

Sold for: $11.99
Sold by: photoart50

“From world famous archive!
This photo was among a collection of stamped weegee photos there is a photo of the stamp in description.
That is how we know this is a weegee photograph.. but because it is not stamped we cant charge the going rate.

this photo is not stamped!
Weegee was the pseudonym of Arthur Fellig, a photographer and photojournalist, known for his stark black and white street photography…

PHOTO IS IN GOOD CONDITION FOR ITS AGE AND RARITY”

(words from ebay)

Obviously this photo was not made by Weegee.


PM, July 20, 1942

Sunday Afternoon on Cherry St.
Happy days were there again, until the radio cops came around and gave Meyer Falk, 334 Cherry St., a summons for turning on the hydrant. While this was going on, we had 92 degrees; new high for the…”

77 years ago today…


Saturday Afternoon in NYC…

Today…