Rare Photographs Inside Movie Theaters Circa 1943

Arthur Fellig captures a candid glimpse of moviegoers in a darkened theater in New York circa 1943 for a one-of-a-kind series of photographs. Using an infrared flash and a special film, the Austrian photojournalist was able to take pictures in a rare setting displaying a direct reflection of behavior at the time from teenagers stealing kisses to the commonality of men dressed in buttoned-up suits. Fellig, who also went by the moniker Weegee, is most notably known for his very raw and gritty black and white photos of urban life and crime scenes around the Big Apple and is claimed by many as a pioneer of tabloid photography.

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