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Naked Hollywood: Weegee in Los Angeles
Written by Richard Meyer and Int'l Center of Photography, Contribution by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Ange
About This Book
In 1946, the tabloid photographer known as Weegee relocated from New York City to Los Angeles. Abandoning the grisly crime scenes for which he was best known, Weegee trained his camera instead on Hollywood celebrities, starlets, autograph seekers, and shop-window mannequins, sometimes distorted through trick lenses and multiple exposures. “Now I could really photograph the subjects I liked,” said Weegee of his newfound career in Los Angeles, “I was free.”
About the Author
Richard Meyer is associate professor of art history and fine arts at the University of Southern California, where he directs The Contemporary Project, an initiative to forge new dialogues between the academy and the art world. He is the author of Outlaw Representation: Censorship and Homosexuality in Twentieth-Century American Art, which received the Charles Eldredge Prize for Outstanding Scholarship from the Smithsonian American Art Museum.