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The most beautiful suicide I`v ever seen Pic included Edit with poll More info on pg. 41

Posted by on Jan. 9, 2011 at 12:04 AM
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Question: Can you see the haunting beauty of this picture?

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Yes I can...

No, dead bodies have absolutely no appeal to me

I find this pic offensive

I don`t feel one way or the other about it


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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 determination she leaped clear of the setbacks and hit a United Nations limousine parked at the curb. Across the street photography student Robert Wiles heard an explosive crash. Just four minutes after Evelyn McHale’s death Wiles got this picture of death’s violence and its composure. The serenity of McHale’s body amidst the crumpled wreckage it caused is astounding. Years later, Andy Warhol appropriated Wiles’ photography for a print called Suicide (Fallen Body).

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paganbaby
by Ruby Member on Jan. 9, 2011 at 12:05 AM

I was looking around and came across this pic.

It`s breath taking...


maciymommieof3
by Ruby Member on Jan. 9, 2011 at 12:05 AM

Is this a "fiction novel"

RaynesMommy07
by on Jan. 9, 2011 at 12:06 AM
It's weird.
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Mandie81907
by on Jan. 9, 2011 at 12:06 AM
Idk if its possible for a person's body to have fallen 86 stories and still be intact...but the pic is interesting
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Cymbeline
by Spock's 2nd Cousin on Jan. 9, 2011 at 12:06 AM

Sad, but beautiful. Do you know what year this was taken?

kiernansmom08
by on Jan. 9, 2011 at 12:08 AM

someone posted this a couple months ago on here.  I don't find dead bodies beautiful.

davisn1106
by on Jan. 9, 2011 at 12:08 AM
Hunh
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NoR_CaL_MoMmY
by on Jan. 9, 2011 at 12:08 AM
And there's no blood. And she landed too perfectly.


Quoting Mandie81907:

Idk if its possible for a person's body to have fallen 86 stories and still be intact...but the pic is interesting

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-Riches-
by on Jan. 9, 2011 at 12:08 AM

 

Quoting Mandie81907:

Idk if its possible for a person's body to have fallen 86 stories and still be intact...but the pic is interesting

 That's what I was wondering. I'd imagine it'd be a bloody mess.


Stac~ Riches

paganbaby
by Ruby Member on Jan. 9, 2011 at 12:09 AM

1947

Quoting Cymbeline:

Sad, but beautiful. Do you know what year this was taken?



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