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The most beautiful suicide
Evelyn McHale is probably the most famous Empire State Building suicide victim. The young and lovely Evelyn leaped from the 86th-floor observatory in 1947 and landed on the roof of a United Nations limousine parked on the street below.
Photographer Robert Wiles happened to be nearby and took a photograph of McHale just moments after her death. The result is a haunting image that famously appeared in Life and inspired a work by Andy Warhol.
The 23-year-old McHale somehow looked serene and lovely after plummeting 86 floors. She become known as “the most beautiful suicide.”
c. early 1970s:
Rev. Jesse Jackson and Marvin Gaye playing basketball
Newspaper seller, Paris
Skinheads and Hippies, Piccadilly Circus
Picture by Terry Spencer