It is amazing how the picture “American Girl” still creates the debate: was it posed.? It decidedly was not, and I am still alive and ready to describe that day, that moment in August l951 when Ruth Orkin and I were in Florence, and the photograph was taken. It was not staged, nor was it posed. Period. Ruth and I were literally fooling around, thinking of ways to show what it was like as a single American woman, traveling in Europe at that period. We had met the night before, and thought it would be a caper. I was not, and am not a professional model. We were walking toward the Piazza della Republica at l0:30 in the monring. Ruth ahead of me. She turned around to see the l5 men looking at me. Delighted, she asked that I stop, turn around, go back a few paces, and walk forward again. That was literally it. And I am still here to tell the story. Two shots, in two minutes, that captured the spirit of Florence on that August mornig. Jinx Allen (Ninalee Allen Craig)
Hunter S. Thompson 's Fear and Loathing in America: The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist , which contains hundreds of private letters written by Thompson over the years, contains a letter in which he uses A Modest Proposal' s satire technique against the Vietnam War . Thompson writes a letter to a local Aspen newspaper informing them that, on Christmas Eve, he was going to use napalm to burn a number of dogs and hopefully any humans they find. This letter protests against the burning of Vietnamese people occurring overseas.
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