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The Resource Weegee : the autobiography

Weegee : the autobiography

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Weegee : the autobiography
Title
Weegee
Title remainder
the autobiography
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Weegee not only captured the gritty underbelly of New York City in his explosive photographs, but he lived it as well. This long out-of-print autobiography, brought back with complete and unabridged text by Devault-Graves Digital Editions, was written toward the end of Weegee's life before he was the photographic legend he is today. Here he tells the story of how an impoverished Jewish immigrant named Arthur Fellig from Zlothev, Austria, came to grips with one of the toughest cities in the world and made it his own. In wisecracking prose that is a match for his unblinking ferocity behind the camera, Weegee recounts his days of taking tintypes of kids on ponies and how this knowledge of the streets and neighborhoods of New York led to him being the first on the scene of the city's every murder, disaster, and heartbreak. In Weegee: The Autobiography the author candidly and without reserve tells readers about documenting the grisly street executions by Murder, Inc., tenements up in flames, child killers, lovers in the back rows of movie theaters, and the sexual misadventures of streetwalkers, pimps, and transsexuals, all in a voice that had seen it all and loved it all. Fans of Weegee's photography will not want to miss his story-told in the way only Weegee himself could tell. The new Devault-Graves Digital Editions version of Weegee: The Autobiography contains a wealth of new material for readers. An original Afterword by author and critic Ed Ward and extensive annotations and endnotes are included
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NZAUC
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1899-1968
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Weegee
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1899-1968
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Weegee
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  • Weegee
  • Photographers
  • Photojournalism
Label
Weegee : the autobiography
Instantiates
Publication
Note
The first edition of this book was originally titled Weegee by Weegee. New York : Ziff-Davis Pub., 1961
Bar code
  • 31223106480719
  • 31223106480701
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-187)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
187 pages
Isbn
9781942531166
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)986246594
Label
Weegee : the autobiography
Publication
Note
The first edition of this book was originally titled Weegee by Weegee. New York : Ziff-Davis Pub., 1961
Bar code
  • 31223106480719
  • 31223106480701
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-187)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
187 pages
Isbn
9781942531166
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)986246594

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      37.779376 -122.415795
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