famous kisses

Perhaps the most famous kiss of the twentieth century, this photo was taken during the victory celebration in Times Square, August 14, 1945, by journalist Alfred Eisenstaedt and was published in Life magazine.
This photograph is of nurse Edith Shain and a Navy sailor celebrating the end of World War II in August 1945. Published in Life magazine, this photo captured the euphoria of the end of war. She had been working at Doctors Hospital in New York when she heard that the Japanese had surrendered and along with thousands of other jubilant New Yorkers flooded Times Square for an impromptu celebration. “Someone grabbed me and kissed me,” Ms. Shain said. “I closed my eyes when I kissed him. I never saw him.”

Robert Doisneau – Le baiser de l’Hotel de Ville 1950
This is one of the most famous photographs taken by Robert Doisneau. He claimed to have captured it while sitting at a cafe in front of the Hotel de Ville in Paris but he actually staged the scene with models. However it was created, this is one of the great kisses ever captured on film.

“The Kiss” with Elvis Presley and a fan, 1956.
In March 1956 photographer Albert Wertheimer took on the task of taking pictures of Elvis Presley. He took some now famous, spontaneous photos of Elvis that have been celebrated ever since. This one, known as “The Kiss,” took place in a dark alcove behind the stage of the Mosque Theatre in Richmond, Virginia, about two minutes before Elvis performed on June 30, 1956. This fan said to Elvis. “I’ll bet you can’t kiss me,” and Elvis replied, “I betcha I can.” Elvis was right.

Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr in “From Here To Eternity,” 1953.
The famous kissing on the beach scene of Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr in the 1953 film, “From Here To Eternity,” is appropriately well remembered. In this classic movie Lancaster played a sergeant stationed in Hawaii in the immediate pre-World War II era who is having an affair with his commanding officer’s wife, Kerr. This is one of the best kiss scenes ever filmed.

Cary Elwes and Robin Wright in “The Princess Bride.”1987.
The narrator says: “Since the invention of the kiss there have been five kisses that were rated the most passionate, the most pure. This one left them all behind. The End.” Perhaps that says it all!

Romeo + Juliet, Shakespeare’s famous play, played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Dane, 1996.
An iconic scene of the angel and the knight.

The wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer took place on Wednesday, 29 July 1981 at St Paul’s Cathedral, London, United Kingdom.
Their marriage was widely billed as a “fairytale wedding” and the “wedding of the century”. It was watched by an estimated global TV audience of 750 million. The United Kingdom had a national holiday on that day to mark the wedding.

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Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grants ‘notorious kiss‘ in Hitchcock´s film “Notorious” (1946)


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