5 October 1999
Lovers at the Palace Theater (c.1945)
Gelatin silver print. 1950s. 'Weegee The Famous' stamp on the verso.
9 x 12in. (24.2 x 30.5cm.)
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See: Barth, Weegee's World, pp. 226-27; and Schirmer/Mosel, Weegee's New York: Photographien 1935-1960, p. 163-164 for variants.
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