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Naked Hollywood: Weegee in Los Angeles Hardcover – November 3, 2011
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There is a complete, same size, page-by-page facsimile of his Naked Hollywood book. The Berkeley paperback edition from 1955 (with fewer pages and some different photos from the 1953 hardback) printed on cheap paper and really, I think, the contents are pretty cheap, too. The photos are nothing special and the brief captions are meant to suggest the book is a satire on Hollywood but it all seems very lightweight.
After Naked... there is an interesting Archive chapter that reproduces several magazine articles based on Weegee's California output. The photo distortions of the stars and celebrities snaps were perfect material for the down-market pulp magazines. The last few pages have a detailed Chronology of Weegee's life and an excellent listing and short analysis of the movies he worked on.
The book was produced in collaboration with an exhibition at the LA based Museum of Contemporary Art and is certainly a handsome production. Printed on a matt art with a three hundred screen with the Naked Hollywood facsimile section printed in four color (to retain the cheap paper look of the original) and I think the black and white photos throughout the book are printed four color too. As I said though the book is really for his fans, others should stick to his New York work.
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Lots of material I had never seen before. In a previous review Robin gives you a good rundown of the photos in the book. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Daniel D. Teoli Jr.
I have known and been a close friend of M------- for over 63 years. Actually I only bought this book for her photo when she informed me that she only found out about this recently... Read morePublished 16 months ago by manley