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PM, November 10, 1946
“These pictures are from Weegee’s People (Duell, Sloan and Pearce, $4), which will be published on November 11. Weegee says of his new book: ‘Unlike my previous book, Naked City, this is New York in a happier and gayer mood. I went looking for beauty and found it. Here’s my formula – dealing as I do with human beings, and I find them wonderful – I leave them alone and let them be themselves – holding hands with love-light in their eyes – sleeping – or merely walking down the street. The trick is to be where people are.’ Weegee’s next venture will be movie-making.”
(That’s a significant quote… We know when Weegee’s People was published and perhaps the first printed reference to Weegee’s film making and Weegee’s “formula” for making his photographs and the location of a well-known photo is printed…)
“Weegee’s People at Manhattan Avenue and 107th St.” (That’s here on a Google map.) Summer Upper West Side, ca. 1945

PM, November 5, 1946
“Photographer Todd Webb discovered New York when, as a Navy man, he spent leaves here. After the war he came to live and photograph the city. The result was his exhibit “I See a City” at the Museum of the City of New York.
Photo by Yolla Niclas
“Church – Webb did not focus on the city’s cathedrals but on this 125th St. temple.”
“Doorway – This simple, genre shot is typical of the way Todd Webb sees our city.”

PM, August 18, 1946
Inside Washington:
‘Drone’ Flight Bid for Fund’s

“The maiden ocean-crossing from Hawaii of two “drone” Flying Fortresses was the opening salvo of the Army Air Forces’ publicity campaign destined to make the American public “guided missile” conscious.
The Air Forces, which visualize a complete revolution of air warfare in the very near future, will need a real boost from the American taxpayers if Congress is to be persuaded to raise Air Force appropriations during peacetime. The cost of developing missiles and jet propulsion will be large.
A The War Dept. points out that in conflict pilotless planes loaded with bombs have twice the range of ordinary aircraft, as their mission need not be round trip. So far the “mother” ships have had to fly with the “drones,” but the Air Forces say that successful experiments show that it will soon be possible to fly the “drones” as far as radio waves will travel.”

(The more things change, the more they stay the same…)