Friday, September 4, 2009

Thumbs Up: Robert Frank's Elevator Girl Now Has A Name

"That little ole lonely elevator girl looking up sighing in an elevator full of blurred demons, what's her name & address?"

That was a line from Jack Karouac's introduction in the book of photos by photographer Robert frank, "The Americans" which the photo you see above was included. It was a photo of a young woman working as an elevator girl which was taken by the famous photographer Robert Frank in Miami Beach, Florida, in 1955. Now she has a name. She is Sharon Goldstein Collins. Read more about the photo, "Elevator Girl" by Robert Frank and listen to the interview of Sharon Collins on All Things Considered at NPR (National Public Radio).

Listen to Sharon Goldstein Collins Interview on NPR