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1947 – Evelyn McHale: The Most Beautiful Suicide

While perusing back issues of Life Magazine, (May 12th, 1947 to be exact) PAGE 42!, I came across an amazing photo. An iconic photo that has somehow slipped by me. See a larger version HERE. Included with the photo in Life is the following paragraph: “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... Read More »

Commander Gatti’s Jungle Yacht and African Expedition

Italian-born explorer, author, film maker, and amateur radio operator Attilio Gatti led eleven expeditions to Africa from 1922 through 1947. Traveling extensively throughout the continent during this time period, Gatti spent a total of 15 years on African soil. Among his accomplishments is a silent movie he made in 1927, “Siliva the Zulu” considered a standalone in capturing Zulu life ... Read More »