Ceremonial kick-off by Marilyn Monroe at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn before a soccer game between Israel and the US. The Boston Globe reported that she scored a “direct hit, smack on the head of United Press photographer Joel Landau.” May 12, 1957.
Charles Ebbets preparing for his “Lunch atop a Skyscraper” photograph in 1932. He is perched on the 69th floor of the GE building. During this era, the face of New York city was changing like never before. High-paying and almost glamorous jobs building the enormous buildings were plentiful and easy to get. But there was a downside to working on top of the world.