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. NO REASONALBLE OFFER REFUSED! PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR OFFER! THIS IS AN ORIGINAL HAND SIGNED AUTOGRAPH. We do not sell reprints or facsimile autographs. This is our 31. 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. History Makers Autographs offers one of the strongest guarantees available by any dealer. We unconditionally guarantee the authenticity of the document/artwork , without time limit, to the original purchaser. Every item we sell comes with a Certificate of Authenticity clearly stating this guarantee. International Buyers Please Note. The item “WEEGEE (ARTHUR FELLIG) HANDWRITTEN LETTER SIGNED, WORK ON FILM, SET UP PHOTO LAB” is in sale since Friday, March 22, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Other Collectible Autographs”. The seller is “stevnowli_0″ and is located in Nokomis, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Profession: PHOTOGRAPHER
- Signed by: WEEGEE (ARTHUR FELLIG)
- Autograph Authentication: HISTORY MAKERS AUTOGRAPHS