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The Verdict Is In (And You’re Guilty), Shorty Long and the Santa Fe Rangers, 1948

Knadles is guilty...


Guilty, Wayne King and His Orchestra; Ernie Birchill; Kahn; Akst; Whiting, 1931


Guilty, Margaret Whiting; Jerry Gray; Akst; Kahn; Whiting, 1946


Guilty, Monica Lewis; The Chelsea Three; Kahn; Akst; Whiting, 1947


Guilty, Ella Fitzgerald; Eddie Heywood and His Orchestra; Eddie Heywood; Gus Gahn; Harry Akst; Richard A. Whiting, 1947


Guilty, Buddy DeVal; Don Grashey, 1955


“This is the bull’s-eye an air raider would head for…”


Dive Bombers (Zooming and Diving), 1960





PM, May 25, 1941

How N.Y. Prepares to Defend Itself From Bombers

Raids Wouldn’t Catch City Napping Though Nobody Is Sure What Would Happen to Skyscrapers or Where People Would Shelter

by Robert Rice…

Emergency Services Are Ready for Action


I’m Guilty, Lonnie Johnson, 1952


PM, May 25, 1941, p.20

The latest in Aimée Crocker, Murder Inc., and pigeon news…


PM, May 25, 1941, p.51 (by Robert Rice)

How N.Y. Prepares to Defend Itself From Bombers

New York City prepares for war. (About seven months before they entered the war.)


PM, May 25, 1941, p.51


PM, May 25, 1941, p.52

Emergency Services are Ready for Action


PM, May 25, 1941, p.52


PM, May 25, 1941, p.53

Museum Therapeutics
As far as property damage from bombs goes, opinion is that such large buildings as hospitals and museums would be extremely vulnerable. Museum tycoons, however, are not making extensive plans to stow their treasures for the duration. Only small, movable stuff would be transported. The rest would be left both because moving it would be much too difficult and because museums provide a popular form of escapism during a crises.”


PM, May 25, 1941, p.53


PM, May 25, 1941, p.53 (police headquarters, 250 Centre St.)

Won’t Be Caught

The co-operating organizations are innumerable, ranging from specialized bodies of engineers, doctors, architects and so forth, specifically devoted to defense to all kinds of civilian organization which have nothing but time, energy and good to contribute.

To sum up: The City Fathers are by no means unaware of the possible dangers to New York in the event of war, and they are preparing to meet them. Probably a larger part of the plans have not yet been made public, Some of them never will be. But if the ominous buzz of enemy aircraft ever sounds over New York the city won’t be caught with its guard down.”


PM, October 15, 1940 (Photos by Gene Badger, PM Staff)

Weegees World:
“Here Are the Answers to Your Questions About the Draft
If You Are Over 21 or Not Yet 36, Register Tomorrow, for Sure”
(Fortunately (?) Fellig was about 41.)


PM, October 5, 1941

Wrong Number: At least that’s the expression on Rainbow’s face, who seems ready to purr: “That ain’t my master’s voice.” This black cat used to live at the Aquarium. But the Aquarium is closed. Reporters at Manhattan Police Headquarters adopted Rainbow. PM Photo by Bob Evans.”