Sunday, April 19, 2009

Radio Interview with Weegee

I was poking around looking for information on Speed Graphic cameras, the camera synonymous with one of my fave photographers Weegee. Anyways, I stumbled upon this really great site dedicated to preserving sound interviews with notable Americans, among them a 1945 radio interview with Weegee just after Naked City came out (and unearthed in 2000). The site, called Sound Portrait, is pretty neat in it's scope - I like it's emphasis on the everyperson's document - Weegee is one of the few 'famous' people on there. Most, I like to hear the voices, the accents, the lingo and slang of the era. Seems like no one's got an accent anymore...

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