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Approximate location of where the photo “The Critic” was made…

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Approximate location of where the photo “The Critic” was made…

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Approximate location…

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A statue dedicated to the memory of the unidentified “disheveled” women, AKA the critic…

All photos made about 15-30 minutes and 71 years after and at the approximate location of where the photo “The Critic” was made…


PM Daily, November 22, 1943


PM Daily, November 28, 1943 (Photo by Skippy Adelman.)


PM Daily, November 24, 1943
(Review of Boris Godunoff by Robert A. Hague)

More info about the opera, including two reviews, one by Virgil Thompson:

Moussorgsky’s “Boris Godunov,” which opened the fifty-ninth season (or “Diamond Jubilee” year) of opera at the Metropolitan Opera House last night, is an ideal work for such an occasion. Like “Aida,” it is more a pageant than a play; also, like that other dependable opener of seasons, it is musically beautiful all over. One can come in late or leave early, or get stuck outside for a scene, without losing anything important to the continuity. One misses some good music, but there is always plenty more of that.

can be found here: http://archives.metoperafamily.org/archives/frame.htm

A nice (although we take issue with: “…his career had become something of a joke”) little article on the Smithsonian.com website, from 11/2005, here: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/night-at-the-opera.html?c=y&page=1

LIFE December 6, 1943, pp. 38-39:

Coming soon: The Weegee Opera!!!

To be continued…