PHOTOGRAPHY: WEEGEE (ARTHUR FELLIG) HANDWRITTEN LETTER SIGNED. "Weegee", 2 pages back to back, 5.5 x 7, c.
1960's, on Mapleton Hotel, Piccadilly Circus, London letterhead, to Wilma Wilcox, about working on a film ("this is going to be a wonderful movie"), setting up his photo lab in the hotel bathroom, publicity from American magazine photographers. Comes with the original mailing envelope addressed by Weegee. The envelope has some scotch tape on one side, otherwise both items are in fine condition.
His career spanned four decades on both coasts as well as Europe. His images of dead gangsters and his own flamboyant personality established his reputation as New York's "crime photographer, " a reputation and persona he nurtured. The New York Museum of Modern Art. Acquired some his photographs and many of his images have appeared in multiple books. In the 1950's and 1960's he experimented with photo distortions and photography through prisms (kaleidoscope) that created caricatured images.Was a Quaker social worker who Weegee lived with for over a decade before his death in 1968. She inherited his entire archive of original prints and subsequently donated them to the International Center for Photography on her death in 1993. THIS IS AN ORIGINAL HAND SIGNED AUTOGRAPH. We do not sell reprints or facsimile autographs. We closed our retail galleries and now are totally internet sales oriented. We are a long-time member of UACC #RD338 and the Manuscript Society. Our collectibles make for fantastic additions to long standing collections, great starting points for new collectors looking for trusted authentic material, and make for a truly unique gifts for that special person in your life or corporate gift for a special client.
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