Weegee Speaks

Radio talk show host Mary Margaret McBride interviewed Weegee for station WEAF on July 11, 1945, shortly after the publication of Naked City, his first book of photographs. Listen to excerpts from this interview below.

audio Weegee tells how he got his name.
audio Weegee explains his unusual darkroom practices.
audio On how Weegee beat everybody (even the cops) to the scene.
audio Weegee discusses pie wagons, murderers, and fagans.
audio "Two murders, $35"—how Weegee got paid.
audio Weegee describes the mysterious Park Mugger.
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