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THAT ELEVATOR GIRL

10/07/2009

“And I say: That little ole lonely elevator girl looking up sighing in an elevator full of blurred demons, what’s her name and address?”
-Jack Kerouac, from the introduction to The Americans

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Robert Frank, Elevator — Miami Beach, 1955

“I stood in front of this particular photograph for probably a full five minutes, not knowing why I was staring at it,” she says. “And then it really dawned on me that the girl in the picture was me.”

Read and listen to the story of Sharon Collins, the elevator girl of Robert Frank’s famous image “Elevator — Miami Beach, 1955,” on NPR HERE.

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