Pictured: A Skyscraper Beam of Lies


Brace yourself. Today may mark the 80th anniversary of the famous shot of the world’s most terrifying lunch, but everything you know about the picture (assuming you think you know something about it) is wrong. This iconic image may not have been a candid shot at all, but instead an elaborate publicity stunt by the Rockefeller Center. Of course. There can be no magically nerve-wracking moment that is just honest without the Rockefellers getting involved. Next thing you know, we’ll be hearing that Paul Revere was just trying to sell lanterns …

2 thoughts on “Pictured: A Skyscraper Beam of Lies

  1. I was going to comment on how much I dislike this photo for its overuse and general cheap-student-poster-in-black-and-white-makes-me-look-sophisticated-look. However after reading how much it means to Steve here I can’t quite bring myself to do it.
    On the story itself I’m not surprised, I wouldn’t be surprised if they weren’t even workers….probably a rabble of “models” and a full day of shooting to get the perfect shot.

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