To mark the passing of Leona Helmsley, New York’s “Queen of Mean,” society photographer Patrick McMullan rounded up some of his favorite pictures from her life. We couldn’t help but stop at this one, which shows Helmsley posing with Imelda “Steel Butterfly” Marcos, the wife of former Filipino dictator Ferdinand Marcos. Also pictured is Rick “Loins of Doom” Hilton, father of Paris. To have three people who have unleashed such hardship on the world gathered in one photograph is a rare sight indeed.
LEONA HELMSLEY 1920–2007, In Memoriam [Patrick McMullan]