naked hollywood

naked hollywood

in 1947 the tabloid photographer weegee moved from new york to los angeles. when he left his home of 38 years, he also left behind his penchant for crime scene photographs of murder victims, focusing instead on the underbelly of LA. here he found inspiration in strippers, starlets, carnival performers, theater audiences and the down and out. when he turned his attention to the big names of hollywood, he went out of his way to take them down a peg or two: shooting them at unflattering angles, during inopportune moments and occasionally using infra-red film and flash that emphasized facial veins and dental caps.

naked hollywood