Weegee plays “The Dirty Old Man”

Weegee plays “The Dirty Old Man”

Ralph Toporoff

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Weegee plays “The Dirty Old Man”, Weegee, Monique and Monsieur Louis, cast of Europe or Bust, Paris, 1961-Photo by Ralph Toporoff: Archival Pigment Print /2008 Photograph film negative/1961 Size: 69 cm x 101 cm.


"I was living in Paris in a hotel on the left bank and in the apartment next to me was a film writer-director named Sherman Price. Sherman was making a movie starring the famous photographer Weegee in his first and possibly only screen role. The film was called “The Imp-Probable Mister Weegee” and in it, Weegee played a dirty old man, which wasn't much of a stretch. I was hired to be the set photographer, assistant to Weegee, and bubble bath maker for the women performers who came from the Club Crazy Horse in Paris. After working with Weegee for weeks, I finally had the courage to ask him what I needed to do to succeed as a reportage photographer. He said, “Always carry a pen and paper,” which I do to this day.” Ralph Toporoff

Artist: Ralph Toporoff
Title: Weegee plays “The dirty old man”
Dimensions: 101cm x 69cm.
Year and location: Hotel La Louisiane, Paris (France) 1961
Edition: 2/10 signed on the back
Tech.: Archival Pigment Print/2008 - from photograph film negative/1961