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Weegee's People
New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1946. New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1946. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/fair. Weegee [Fellig, Arthur]. Inscribed by Weegee [Arthur Fellig] (1899-1968) to Eliot Elisofon (1911-1973) on the title page in year of publication, "To Eliot Elisofon the master of the camera, I am second best, which is something. Weegee 1946." Also laid in is a small 3x5" notepad page from a spiral notebook in Weegee's hand giving his address and telephone number at that time, "Weegee 250 W 47th st C1 6-0721" Elisofon was active as a photographer from 1935 through his death in 1973 and was a staff photographer/correspondent for LIFE Magazine from 1942 through 1972. During his time with LIFE Elisofon pursued freelance projects including a deep interest in Africa and developed an interest and expertise in African Art. Elisofon also spent time as a color consultant in Hollywood. Major collections of his work are held by the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin and the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art. First Printing. Unpag. 8vo. Photo illustrated dust jacket with numerous tears, chips, and losses, now in mylar cover. Rust cloth covered boards with dark brown title rectangle on front board, spine, bumping to corners, scuffing from shelf wear. Endpapers reproduce two photographs, one front and one rear. Light musty smell to the book overall.
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