Weegee was the pseudonym of Arthur Fellig (June 12, 1899 – December 26, 1968), a photographer and photojournalist, known for his stark black and white street photography.
Weegee worked in the Lower East Side of New York City as a press photographer during the 1930s and '40s, and he developed his signature style by following the city's emergency services and documenting their activity. Much of his work depicted unflinchingly realistic scenes of urban life, crime, injury and death. Weegee published photographic books and also worked in cinema, initially making his own short films and later collaborating with film directors such as Jack Donohue and Stanley Kubrick.
Weegee by Photographer Leigh Wiener
Nude distortion, 1955
The Gold Painted Stripper, New York City 1950
Weegee self Portrait, in his apartment.
Weegee with Stanley Kubrick
Marilyn Monroe photographed by WeeGee in 1949
Hollywood romanticized Weegee's story with the film The Public Eye. I think Weegee's real life story would have been interesting enough.
Weegee got the shot no matter what. I'm not sure if he tried this trick but ya never know...