Flash: The Making of Weegee the Famous

Flash: The Making of Weegee the Famous

The first comprehensive biography of Weegee?photographer, ?psychic,? ultimate New Yorker?from Christopher Bonanos, author of Instant: The Story of Polaroid. Arthur Fellig?s ability to arrive at a crime scene just as the cops did was so uncanny that he renamed himself ?Weegee,? claiming that he functioned as a human Ouija board. Weegee documented better than any other photog The first comprehensive biography of Weegee?photographer, ?psychic,? ultimate New Yorker?from C...

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Title:Flash: The Making of Weegee the Famous
Author:Christopher Bonanos
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Genres:Biography
ISBN:B074ZR3ZLK
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:385 pages pages

Flash: The Making of Weegee the Famous Reviews

  • Elisabeth
    Oct 27, 2018
    It was surprising to see so few photographs in a biography of a photographer, but the descriptions of the ones that weren't pictured were very vivid. Being familiar with Weegee's work, I could imagine them easily. You should absolutely look at the archives here while you're reading thi...
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    Mar 06, 2018
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    Jul 10, 2018
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    Aug 25, 2018
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    Sep 11, 2018
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  • John
    Oct 13, 2018
    As someone who loves film noir, hard boiled detective and crime fiction, and midcentury jazz, it's no surprise I love Weegee's photography, and have for years. I never new a lot about Weegee (born Usher Felig, Americanized to Arthur Fellig) until now -- and I have to say, what I've lea...
  • Don Gorman
    Aug 05, 2018
    (1 1/2). Sometimes it is a fine line between a one and two star book. This is one of those occasions. The writing in this book is fairly methodical, kind of a journal of events with some facts and situations embellished to make it more readable. The subject of the book, however, is ver...
  • Leigh
    Oct 18, 2018
    Extremely well researched, this is an interesting look at a news photographer who helped create news photojournalism. Personally, Weegee was an obnoxious skirt chaser, but professionally, he was a workaholic who used his talents to make remarkable photographs of early and mid 20th cent...
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    Oct 22, 2018
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  • Mark Lamster
    May 04, 2018
    super fun and intelligent read on a hilariously brilliant man. like a giant tabloid story come to life. ...
  • Rich Mulvey
    Jul 17, 2018
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  • Cflack
    Jun 26, 2018
    I read this in conjunction with "Weegee Serial Photographer" the graphic memoir by Max De Radigues and Wauter Mannaert and they were fantastic companion pieces. This fascinating biography is a extremely detailed telling of the life and work of one of the best known 20th century Ame...
  • Mike
    Jul 24, 2018
    Terrifically researched, well-written, vivid portrayal of Weegee, warts and all. Many laughs. Notes: 2014's Nightcrawler was inspired by him. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nightcr... 69...tear sheets covered his walls 75... more material could be mined from the faces of the onlo...
  • Lee Woodruff
    Jun 16, 2018
    Christopher Bonanos is an excellent reporter and writer and this book is a fascinating look at how we got where are we with the papparazzi and the creation of this celebrity culture from the most famous one ever! ...
  • Jason
    Jul 02, 2018
    As a biography of Weegee's work, this book was fascinating, revealing the stories behind the photos, as well as interesting connections I didn't know (Kubrick), or had forgotten (Arbus). But the book jacket claims to provide a portrait of the man himself, and I found that portrait lack...
  • Kristine
    Jun 08, 2018
    Flash: The Making of Weegee the Famous by Christopher Bonanos is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early June. Usher/Arthur Fellig aka Weegee, a name that represents a kind of male Sasha Fierce persona who is the greatest photographer and can hold a conversation with anyone. Tha...
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    Jun 29, 2018
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    Jul 18, 2018
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  • Bonnye Reed
    Jan 02, 2018
    GNab Flash: The Making of Weegee the Famous is an excellent biography of the life and times of Arthur Fellig. Arriving in New York City in 1910 from Eastern Europe, Arthur was one of seven children. And though he was hungry, frightened, unable to speak English and only ten years old...
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    Oct 11, 2018
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  • SundayAtDusk
    May 14, 2018
    It took me forever to finish this book. That was definitely not due to readability problems, or lack of interest in photography, but due to only being able to take Mr. Weegee The Famous in small doses. During the 1930s and 1940s, Weegee (aka Arthur Fellig) was at the top of the heap of...
  • Adam Swift
    Jun 09, 2018
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  • Lisabeth
    May 10, 2018
    Thanks to Netgalley, the publisher. and the author for allowing me to read and review a digital copy of this book. Flash is a well-written and thoughtful biographical work. Admittedly, prior to reading this book, I was not familiar with Weegee the Famous. As a writer who dabbles into ...
  • Adele S.
    Aug 04, 2018
    My star rating?s pretty uncertain on this one, so I?m thinking about changing it. Biographies aren?t usually my thing. I prefer my nonfiction in the form of essay collections or autobiographies because to me, they better connect with the material because they?ve experienced...
  • Bruce Most
    Jun 23, 2018
    A fascinating portrait of the 1930s and 40s New York City freelance photographer whose stark nighttime photos of murder victims, fires, and auto accidents?and their spectators?brought spot news photographer into the light. It?s also the classic story of a lonely immigrant reinven...
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    Aug 06, 2018
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    Sep 13, 2018
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    Sep 17, 2018
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    Aug 19, 2018
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  • Ted
    Jul 22, 2018
    What a picture of NYC through the eyes of its most dedicated night crawler! On call all the time for gangland murders, 2AM fires, 5AM roof jumpings with a practiced hand at 6 and 10 feet for rapid fire focus. Tooling around in his office on wheels, his Chevy with a police radio and tru...