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New York exposed : photographs from the Daily News / edited by Shawn O'Sullivan ; introduction by Pete Hamill.

Contributor(s): O'Sullivan, Shawn.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : London : Stewart, Tabori & Chang ; Thames & Hudson, 2001Description: 320p. : color illustrations ; 31 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0810943050(hbk).Subject(s): New York (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Pictorial works | New York (N.Y.) -- Pictorial works | New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial worksDDC classification: Review: "Here - spanning the last eighty years of the twentieth century - are images that capture the heart and guts of the city: packed sports stadiums, hushed morgues, glamorous nightclubs, treacherous rooftops, and mean streets. From the famous 1927 photo of the electrocution of Ruth Snyder - who had conspired with her corset-salesman lover to murder her husband - taken with a hidden camera to such icons of the celebrity-crazed present as Kate Moss and Johnny Depp, pictured together at an exclusive party, the News knows what we want to see and produces photographs that give shape to our fantasies of life in the world's greatest metropolis."--BOOK JACKET.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

With an introduction by best-selling author Pete Hamill, this collection of more than 300 photographs of New York life from the archives of the New York Daily News spans 1920 to 2001. Here, organized chronologically by decade, are images that capture the heart and guts of the big city: sports, crime, politics, night life and classic human interest. It's all here: crammed stadiums, hushed morgues, glamorous nightclubs, treacherous rooftops and mean streets.

"Here - spanning the last eighty years of the twentieth century - are images that capture the heart and guts of the city: packed sports stadiums, hushed morgues, glamorous nightclubs, treacherous rooftops, and mean streets. From the famous 1927 photo of the electrocution of Ruth Snyder - who had conspired with her corset-salesman lover to murder her husband - taken with a hidden camera to such icons of the celebrity-crazed present as Kate Moss and Johnny Depp, pictured together at an exclusive party, the News knows what we want to see and produces photographs that give shape to our fantasies of life in the world's greatest metropolis."--BOOK JACKET.

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Six Pictures on the Way Down (p. 8)
  • The Twenties (p. 29)
  • The Thirties (p. 63)
  • The Forties (p. 111)
  • The Fifties (p. 147)
  • The Sixties (p. 185)
  • The Seventies (p. 221)
  • The Eighties (p. 253)
  • The Nineties (p. 283)
  • Photography at the Daily News (p. 316)
  • Index (p. 318)
  • Acknowledgments (p. 320)

Reviews provided by Syndetics

Library Journal Review

From the first issue, photography was paramount to the Daily News, begat by Joseph Patterson in 1919 as the Illustrated Daily News. Four score and more years later, this New York City tabloid is still a picture paper. Veteran New York newsman Hamill's introduction offers an inverted-triangle history of the Daily News. The book then segues into a decade-by-decade gallery of photos, from the days of flash-pan photography and the roving shutterbugs who had PRESS cards tucked into the bands of sweat-stained fedoras and lugged monstrous 4 5 Speed Graphics with lightsaber flashes, through the takeover of the 35mm Nikon F in the 1960s, to the camera-does-everything shooters of today. Hamill generously and rightly bestows full journalistic credit on these photographers as equals to their reporter counterparts in nailing a story, and the gallery of 320 monochrome photos proves that sentiment beyond rebuttal. The images cover all aspects of New York City life during the last 80 years, from sports, crime, celebrities, mob rub-outs, soldiers, statesmen, fires, and fashion to the everyday working-class people who are New York's news. Each photo includes an explanatory caption and the name of the photographer. New York Exposed is a tabloid treasure that delivers the history of 20th-century Gotham through stories told in 125th of a second. Recommended. Michael Rogers, "Library Journal" (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Publishers Weekly Review

J. Edgar Hoover in a Mickey Mouse mask at the Stork Club in 1937; Salvador Dali being photographed by Girl Scouts in 1960; then U.S. attorney Rudolph Giuliani with a vial of crack he purchased during a 1986 investigation these are just a few of the scenes in New York Exposed: Photographs from the Daily News, from the newspaper that calls itself "New York's Hometown Paper." Culling the archives from its inception in 1919 to New Year's 2000, Daily News picture editor Shawn O'Sullivan has come up with 320 iconic duotone shots of everyday New York, introduced by former News editor Pete Hamill (A Drinking Life), and on view at New York's AXA Gallery from November 1 to December 29. One shot from New York Harbor includes the World Trade Center. (Dec.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved