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Arthur 'Weegee' Fellig (1899–1968)

Arthur 'Weegee' Fellig was born on June 12, 1899 in Lemberg, Galicia, Austria-Hungary as Usher Fellig. He is known for his work on The 'Imp'probable Mr. Wee Gee (1966), The James Dean Story (1957) and Windjammer: The Voyage of the Christian Radich (1958). He was married to Wilma Wilcox and Margaret Atwood. He died on December 26, 1968 in New York ... See full bio »

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 1966 The 'Imp'probable Mr. Wee Gee
Mr. Wee Gee
 1963 My Seven Little Bares
Beauty Contest Judge (uncredited)
 1961 Shangri-La
Man in wax museum (uncredited)
 1950 The Yellow Cab Man
Cab Driver (uncredited)
 1949 The Set-Up
Timekeeper (uncredited)
 1948 Every Girl Should Be Married
Street Photographer (uncredited)
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 1962 Here's Edie (TV Series) (photographs - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1962) ... (photographs - as Weegee)
 1958 Windjammer: The Voyage of the Christian Radich (Documentary) (special photographer: New York footage - as Weegee)
 1957 The James Dean Story (Documentary) (contributing photographer - as Weegee)
 1948 The Naked City (still photographer - uncredited)
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 1961 Shangri-La (special photography - as Weegee)
 1950 The Yellow Cab Man (effects: distortion effects sequence - as Weegee)
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 1964 Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (special effects advisor - uncredited)
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 1961 The Magic Fountain (additional effects)
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 1958 The Ben Hecht Show (TV Series)
Himself - Photographer
- Episode #1.58 (1958) ... Himself - Photographer
- Episode #1.14 (1958) ... Himself - Photographer
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 2012 Bettie Page Reveals All (Documentary)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Books of photographs: "Naked City" (1945); "Weegee's People" (1946); "Naked Hollywood" (1953), featuring distorted photos; posthumous collections "Weegee's New York: Photographs 1935-1960" (1982) and "Weegee" (c.1986).

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Personal Quote:

I sort of circle around the scene not showing a lot of blood, I take corpses from an angle that makes 'em look comfortable. (from a 1968 interview in the New York Times)


Long-time photojournalist specializing in crime subjects; the lead character Bernzy of The Public Eye (1992) was based on him. See more »



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