“What I did, anybody can do": First Edition of WEEGEE

  • Weegee: An Autobiography.

Weegee: An Autobiography.


Item Number: 2292

Ziff-Davis, 1961.

First edition of the famed photographer’s autobiography. Octavo. Inscribed by the author, “To Frances Colley Weegee”. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear.

The acclaimed street photographer of Naked Hollywood and Naked City is known for his documentation of the lurid undersides of stardom and commerce in mid-century Los Angeles. His use of distortion through trick lenses and multiple exposures is part of the Weegee-trademark, but it is also an artful glimpse into Weegee's perception of the underlying themes of Hollywood profiling. Ultimately, Weegee's work can be seen as a noirish glance into the urban life of the early Twentieth Century, while his autobiography is an insight into the behind that glance.

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