Monday, November 10, 2008

One of the all-time greatest vintage kisses


Although we can't see the faces of the kissers in this iconic photo, Edith Shain has long claimed to be the woman. Shain, now 90, is scheduled to be the grand marshal of New York's Veterans Day parade tomorrow.

She describes this moment, caught by the photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt, as a spontaneous kiss with a total stranger in Times Square on VJ Day in August of 1945, the day WWII ended.

Miss Shain, when pressed by a BBC interviewer, described the kiss as "wonderful."

6 comments:

Darlene said...

This was a superb moment caught on film. I wonder if such a kiss was felt almost a week ago in Chicago at the election party in Chi-town? Man, what a place to have been then!

denisebrain said...

Amen Sister!

Darlene said...

What a great photo of you in your pinkish wool dress and the barrette gift I sent you currently in your eBay auctions! You are a cover girl, M!

denisebrain said...

Thank you D, I love that barrette and will make good use of it. Speaking of great photos...look at YOU in your blogger photo. FAB-u-lous!

Darlene said...

P.S. Doll, did you want anything from my etsy store? 50% off for you! If not, no worries, but I had to offer...

I love thee!

denisebrain said...

RIP Edith Shain, June 20, 2010

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/23/AR2010062305311.html