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I am looking for a poster print of the famous "Lunch on top of a SkyScraper", and the men sitting on the skyscraper are famos actors. Can anyone help me? Thank you.

-- Dhewlett (, April 04, 2001


I am sure you can get an copy from, I did a search on "lunch" and found a couple of the shots you describe. Or you can contact the TimeWarner/AOL/Getty Foundation, I believe they own the rights.

hope this helps. db

-- dawn (, April 12, 2001.

Glad you found it. Took me a while to find it too. Just hung a 3' by 4' poster size in my office. Thought you might like to know that the photogapher was Lewis Heinz, and the building is the Rockefeller Center.

-- Doug MacAdam (, April 25, 2002.

The men in the picture are not famous actors. They were actually men who built the building. Lewis did in some of the pictures use acrobats to do some poses but none were actual prominant stars. Lewis liked to use "regular" people in his pictures to give you a sense of the reality that would make the viewer seem like they were there. He was the photographer that took most of the pictures, that influenced congress to enact child labor laws. I believe that once his pictures of all the sweatshops and the conditions that these children worked in, made it to congress, they asked him to testify in congressional hearings to what he saw and what he thought should be done about it. Consequently congress made the child labor law act that abolished these conditions and practices. We have a lot to thank this gentleman for.

-- CP (, September 04, 2002.

There is actually one that has famous actors in it. I found it on searching for Bruce Willis.

-- melro (, December 17, 2002.

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