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Things you should know about Evelyn McHale, the most famous suicide ever

Things you should know about Evelyn McHale, the most famous suicide ever

1943

On May 12, 1947, LIFE magazine came out with a photo of Evelyn McHale destined to make a lot of talk about itself. It was shot on May 1 of the same year by Robert C. Wiles, a novice photographer and portrays a woman, Evelyn McHale, who had just committed suicide, jumping from the panoramic terrace of the Empire State Building, the symbol of New York. We are on 33rd Street, the morning is calm and quiet, people are walking in a hurry, each heading towards their destination, when, in front of the Empire State Building, the sound of twisted metal was heard. People looked towards the street, imagining they were seeing an accident, but instead everyone's attention was drawn to a dark limousine, parked under the Empire Stata Building, and on its roof, which appeared... Read More