In 1941 Weegee had his first exhibition at the New York Photo League, called "Murder is My Business" He gained further recognition when several of his images were
included in exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in 1943. Having made the leap from lowbrow journalism to museums, Weegee had become well known in different circles. It was
the success of his first photography book, Naked City (1945) that made Arthur Fellig AKA Weegee famous. And as Lee Friedlander noted... "It is one of the great ironies of Naked City that although it established Weegee as an expressive
photographer and helped prepare the way for his work to enter and belong in art museums, it produced one of the purest forms of the tabloid as we know it today"
Director Stanley Kubrick admired Weegee’s photographs so much so
that he hired Weegee as the stills photographer of Doctor Strangelove. When Peter Sellers heard Weegee speak he apparently used Weegee’s voice for Dr Strangelove