Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Death Did Not Diminish Her Beauty

Stare at this picture closely, starting with the serene, composed features of the woman.
Notice she is grasping still her necklace; her feet casually crossed at the ankles. Then see
the ruined car atop which she landed after leaping from the Empire State Building....

The May 1947 edition of LIFE magazine did not include the above photo on its cover; rather, it was inside, filling an entire page. The photograph was taken serendipitously by a student photographer across the street when the woman landed atop a car, punching deep into it with her body, after leaping to her death from the Empire State Building.