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Lovers, Palace Theater, New York City

Accession Number
2013/2.187

Title
Lovers, Palace Theater, New York City

Artist(s)
Weegee

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1945

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
8 in x 10 in (20.32 cm x 25.4 cm)

Credit Line
Gift from the Collection of David S. Rosen MD, MPH

Subject matter
Weegee photographed New York City’s night: crimes, fires, accidents, sleep, and as seen in this photograph, love. As a witness, he looked for uninhibited and sensational events. Here a couple passionately kisses among a crowd in a theater as a 3-D film plays in a public theater. Weegee uses infrared light to capture these lovers in an embrace, unaware of the photographer.

Physical Description
A photograph of a couple wearing 3-D glasses and kissing inside of a movie theater. 

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
couples
embracing
female
love (emotion)
lovers
lust
male
motion picture theaters
people (agents)
theaters (buildings)

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