When I was about 13, I noticed an ad in the local paper saying that the great Weegee would be at a local department store on Saturday. As I was already interested in photography I went along to meet him. When I got there, I was the only one there and he was smoking a big cigar, was very talkative and spent some time showing me a Zenith camera with something like a 500mm focal length telephoto lens on a tripod, which was pointed on a view out the window. At the time I was too young to appreciate his work, but to this day I am quite proud of the fact that I had the opportunity of talking to such an accomplished photographer. Many years later I went to a Weegee photographic exhibition in Oxford and although the prints were just put up with something like drawing pins, it is the best exhibition I have ever seen.