Miscellany: Jun. 27, 1927

TIME brings all things.

Skirt

In Paris, one Renée Valette, 18, leaped from the Eiffel Tower to die, as many another had done successfully. After twirling down 35 feet, her skirt caught on a projection, where she dangled until workmen, scolding, hauled her to security.

Lenses

In Chicago, one Burton Parquette, 23, arrested last week, pleaded with policemen: "Let me run. If you shoot me, all well and good. If I get away, that's my good luck. I can't stand being locked up." They jailed him. Later they found him writhing. He had pulverized the lenses of his...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!