If you subscribe to the pulp version of the Times, Journal or Post, do NOT throw out this weekend’s papers. There is a special advertising supplement—the 30th anniversary issue of Best Lawyers—that is destined to become a collector’s item. And unlike Playboy, this isn’t about the articles, it’s about the pictures. Of the 23 group photos of law firm partners, 19 of them are what you would expect: the standard two white guys, one white or Asian woman, and one African American (either gender); the grey-haired, hypertensive old guy and his three chubby sons; and the five impeccably dressed, white-toothed, suntanned models, who couldn’t possibly be lawyers because how fair is that?
But the other four? That’s gold, Jerry. Gold!
Meet Jack Olender, “The King of Medical Malpractice,” his associates … and what appears to be a plastic fetus about to be tonged out of its plastic womb by Lesley Zork, “Nurse/Attorney.”
And as fascinating as the staging is, what makes the photo is the expressions grave concern on the faces of Zork’s coworkers as she performs this delicate Barbie-dectomy. You can tell they really care.
There are three other shots (including a bonus fake fetus photo), but I don’t to wreck the surprise for you. Run and grab your own copy today!
Try the newspaper box … on the corner, over by the phone booth … and bring change. No, change! Quarters! No, there’s no app for that. You know what, forget it. Here, take mine.