Bettie Page by Weegee

 

Weegee – real name, Arthur Fellig was short and fat and took pictures of dead people on the streets of New York. He was a Tom Waits song waiting to be wrote. With his very graphic crime scene photos he became responsible for a new kind of journalistic photography as art.  Bettie Page was the top pin-up model of the 50’s – small, slim and gorgeous. Famous but troubled and hounded by anti pornography crusaders. They were also friends, living a few blocks from each other off of Times Square (Weegee on West 47th Street and Ms. Page on West 46th Street). Weegee didn’t take a lot of pictures of Bettie but the ones he did were funny and innocent. The photos below are all by Weegee, some for newspaper and magazines others (the Page shots) for his own pleasure. Having fun in a camera club setting w/ his good friend.

Arthur Fellig aka Weegee

Arthur Fellig aka Weegee

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Jimmy Armstrong

Jimmy Armstrong

BETTIE PAGE

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Weegee/International Center of Photography/Getty Images

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Weegee/International Center of Photography/Getty Images

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Weegee/International Center of Photography/Getty Images

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Weegee/International Center of Photography/Getty Images

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Weegee/International Center of Photography/Getty Images

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Weegee/International Center of Photography/Getty Images

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Weegee/International Center of Photography/Getty Images

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Weegee/International Center of Photography/Getty Images

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Weegee/International Center of Photography/Getty Images

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Weegee/International Center of Photography/Getty Images

Camera Club

Camera Club

Weegee/International Center of Photography/Getty Images

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Posted on May 31, 2016, in Photography and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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