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Weegee – Arthur Fellig, photographer

What comes to mind when you’re in gotham on a wet and chilly night? Do you fantasize that your hands are dug deep into the pockets of a trench coat while you walk down deserted rain-slicked streets alone? If this appeals to you I’m going to guess that you are a fan of sci-fi, pulp fiction, film noir,  and true crime drama – the kind that Weegee the Famous locked his peepers on through the viewfinder of his camera while tailing the cops from one bloody scene to the next. Weegee was Arthur Fellig (June 12, 1899 – December 26, 1968), a photographer and photojournalist, known for his stark black and white street photography. He worked the Lower East Side of New York City in the 1930s and ’40s. I’ve got a tip for you, books like Raymond Chandler’s, The Big Sleep, 1939,  and movies old and new, (Dark City, 1998) can really make a person nostalgic, but if you really want to experience the gritty side of life circa 1930s – 1940s America then what are you waiting for?  Sign on to Second Life and visit Seraph City Sim.  It’s a free user created 3-D virtual world that brings this era to life.

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