From: Mark Sullivan ( DJ-Anonyme@webtv.net)
Date: 02 Sep 2001

We occasionally talk about other forms of hardboiled. Well, when it comes to photography, the name of hardboiled is Weegee.

Here's his description of his world:

"Life was like a timetable, tragic, but on schedule, with little bits of comedy relief interspersed among the crimes.

"From midnight to one . . . peeping toms on the rooftops and fire escapes of nurses' dormitories . . . From one to two o'clock, stick-ups of the still-open delicatessens . . . From two to three auto accidents and fires . . . At four o'clock, things became livelier. At that hour the bars closed, and the boys were mellowed by drinks." A new Weegee show hanging in the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, VA, was written up in the Washington Post this morning. It can be read at:


The museum also has a website, on which you can build your own crime scene:



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