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The Resource Flash : the making of Weegee the Famous, Christopher Bonanos

Flash : the making of Weegee the Famous, Christopher Bonanos

Label
Flash : the making of Weegee the Famous
Title
Flash
Title remainder
the making of Weegee the Famous
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Bonanos
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Arthur Fellig-- Weegee-- documented crime scenes better than any other photographer. While documenting the crime, grit, and complex humanity of midcentury New York City, he lived a life just as worthy as the scenes he captured. Bonanos provides a view of the man now regarded as an innovator and a pioneer, an artist as well as a newsman, whose photographs are among most powerful images of urban existence ever made. -- adapted from jacket
  • "The first comprehensive biography of Weegee--photographer, 'psychic, ' ultimate New Yorker. Arthur Fellig's ability to arrive at a crime scene just as the cops did was so uncanny that he renamed himself 'Weegee, ' claiming that he functioned as a human Ouija board. Weegee documented better than any other photographer the crime, grit, and complex humanity of midcentury New York City. In Flash, we get a portrait not only of the man (both flawed and deeply talented, with generous appetites for publicity, women, and hot pastrami) but also of the fascinating time and place that he occupied. From self-taught immigrant kid to newshound to art-world darling to latter-day caricature--moving from the dangerous streets of New York City to the celebrity culture of Los Angeles and then to Europe for a quixotic late phase of experimental photography and filmmaking--Weegee lived a life just as worthy of documentation as the scenes he captured. With Flash, we have an unprecedented and ultimately moving view of the man now regarded as an innovator and a pioneer, an artist as well as a newsman, whose photographs are among most powerful images of urban existence ever made."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bonanos, Christopher
Dewey number
  • 770.92
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TR140.F4
LC item number
B66 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Weegee
  • Photojournalists
  • Weegee
  • Weegee
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • PHOTOGRAPHY
  • PHOTOGRAPHY
  • PHOTOGRAPHY
  • Photojournalists
  • United States
  • Bildpublizistik
  • Fotografie
Label
Flash : the making of Weegee the Famous, Christopher Bonanos
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-363) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Out of the dark -- The Famous
Control code
1005815546
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 379 pages
Isbn
9781627793063
Lccn
2017041202
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 99977297433
  • 40028303758
  • 99977516827
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1005815546
Label
Flash : the making of Weegee the Famous, Christopher Bonanos
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-363) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Out of the dark -- The Famous
Control code
1005815546
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 379 pages
Isbn
9781627793063
Lccn
2017041202
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 99977297433
  • 40028303758
  • 99977516827
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1005815546

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