New York exposed: photographs from the Daily News

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Harry N. Abrams, Nov 1, 2001 - History - 319 pages
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With these words, Pete Hamill introduces this marvelous collection of photographs from the unparalleled archives of the New York Daily News. This American newspaper, the first to truly understand and use the power of photography, has created an unforgettable and indelible portrait of New York and New Yorkers.

Here -- spanning the years 1920 to 1999 -- are images that capture the heart and guts of the city: crammed sports stadiums, glamorous nightclubs, celebrities, and mean streets. Including a keen text by best-selling author Pete Hamill, who has tabloid journalism in his blood, New York Exposed is an incomparable visual record of the city over eight decades -- full of surprise, drama, and sheer unalloyed fun.

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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 ... Read full review



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Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. to Irish immigrant parents in 1935, Pete Hamill attended Mexico City College, Pratt Institute, and The School of Visual Arts before starting a career in journalism. In 1960, Hamill accepted an entry-level job at the New York Post, becoming a columnist five years later. Hamill subsequently worked as a columnist for the New York Daily News and the Village Voice. Later working as a contributing editor at Esquire, Hamill has written articles for the New York Times magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, Vanity Fair, and Playboy magazine, among others. He is also an accomplished novelist, having written more than a dozen books, including his national best-selling memoir, A Drinking Life, and the novels Snow in August; Why Sinatra Matters; and Lost Cities, Vanished Friends.

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