Jane Ritchie

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I remember this picture in our "best of Life" book... so beautiful and so tragic. The Most Beautiful Suicide On May Day, just after leaving her fiancé, 23-year-old Evelyn McHale wrote a note. ‘He is much better off without me … I wouldn’t make a good wife for anybody,’ … Then she crossed it out. She went to the observation platform of the Empire State Building. Through the mist she gazed at the street, 86 floors below. Then she jumped. In her desperate ...

A most beautiful suicide – 23 year old Evelyn McHale leapt to her death from an observation deck floor) of the Empire State Building, May She landed on a United Nations limousine… Photography by Weegee ( Robert Wiles)

Max Factor and his beauty-measuring mask, 1934 - a picture from the past | Art and design | theguardian.com

Keystone-France :: Max Factor takes precise measurements of the actress Marjorie Reynolds’s head and face with his ‘Beauty Micrometer' – a measuring device he developed to aid makeup artists, 1934