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NY statue remembers THAT kiss

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#1 The_Historian



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Posted 13 August 2010 - 04:45 PM

"A 26ft statue depicting a famous New York Times Square kiss that celebrated the end of World War II has been unveiled to mark the 65th anniversary of the U.S. victory over Japan.

The towering colour sculpture immortalises Alfred Eisenstaedt's black-and-white photograph of an unidentified sailor kissing nurse Edith Shain in 1945.

The image captured an epic moment in U.S. history and became an iconic photo marking the end of the war after being published in Life magazine."
Statue of Alfred Eisenstaedt's WWII kiss unveiled in Times Square to mark VJ-Day | Mail Online






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Posted 13 August 2010 - 04:54 PM

Thanks for posting!! I did not even know about the statue. Shows you how I have my head in the clouds I guess.

Its sad that Mrs. Shain will not be around for this one. :(
Have a good one,

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 12:16 AM

Here's a link to a brief video from this morning's news about the statue and its dedication. Appropriate for VJ Day.
A Kiss to Remember - ABC News

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 12:26 AM

...I did not even know about the statue. Shows you how I have my head in the clouds I guess.

I had no clue about the statue either...i used the pic with my WWII dedication video, but never heard of that statue...

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 01:39 AM

They even held a "kiss-in" to commemorate the event. Only wish Ms. Shain had lived to see it.

U.S. to commemorate WWII with "kiss-in" - Yahoo! News

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