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Leaper on Wilshire
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Chinn, Paul
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph caption dated January 20, 1981 reads, "Former boxing champ Muhammad Ali talked a would-be leaper from a threatened suicide attempt, coaxing the distraught vet from a ninth-floor perch outside a building on Wilshire Boulevard. Ali invited the man to come home with him. 'We both cried a few tears, me because I felt sorry for him. I showed him I loved him' as a brother, Ali said."; See images 00148606-00148607 & 00148632 for all photographs in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;36 x 22 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box Ali, Muhammad
Ali, Muhammad,--1942-2016
Suicidal behavior--California--Los Angeles
Veterans--United States
Boxers (Sports)--United States
Men--California--Los Angeles
Buildings--California--Los Angeles
Wilshire Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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