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  • How a celebrated image marking V-J Day in Times Square has taken on a sinister shade

    09/02/2016 6:46:19 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 106 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Friday, September 2, 2016, 5:00 AM | BY ANDY MARTINO
    An American sailor named George Mendonsa spontaneously takes hold of a complete stranger, 21-year-old Austrian-Jewish refugee Greta Zimmer, bends her backward, plants a kiss on her mouth and continues on his way. Unbeknown to either, famed photojournalist Alfred Eisenstaedt has captured the encounter. The resulting image, published soon after in Life magazine, came to symbolize the exuberance of that moment, in a country overflowing with vigor and youth, at a time when anything seemed possible.....In 2012, a London-based blogger who uses the pseudonym Leopard wrote a provocative post on Crates and Ribbons titled “The Kissing Sailor, or ‘The Selective Blindness...
  • VJ Day Kiss - 70 years ago

    08/12/2015 1:20:54 PM PDT · by NEWwoman · 18 replies
    smithsk.blogspot.com ^ | 10 August 2014 | smithsk
    VJ Day Kiss - 70 years ago 70 years ago ... August 14, 1945 was the dawn, ending those dark days from 1939 - 1945 which were marked by a horrific world war. World War II left no continent untouched and a devastating body count. With causalities approaching 70 million, it may have been the worst war in recorded human history, such seen in this interactive video: The Fallen of World War II on Vimeo But as the Psalmist wrote: "... weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning." Psalm 30:5 (KJV) Finally the night of...
  • Physicist discovers fascinating detail about iconic WWII photo ["The Kiss" NY's Times Sq]

    07/10/2015 12:50:42 PM PDT · by ETL · 74 replies
    FoxNews ^ | July 08, 2015 | Elizabeth Armstrong Moore
    The party started early on VJ Day. Though the official announcement that World War II ended wasn't made until closer to 7pm on Aug. 14, 1945, a scientific assessment of the famous photo of the couple kissing in celebration, called "VJ Day in Times Square" and widely known as "The Kiss," reveals the duo actually locked lips before then—at 5:51pm Eastern, to be precise. So reports a team of scientists that includes a physicist and astronomer in the August issue of Sky & Telescope magazine. While they can't say with certainty who the couple is, they've used clues in the...
  • kiss immortalized in August 14, 1945

    08/11/2011 7:20:25 AM PDT · by NEWwoman · 10 replies
    smithsk.blogspot.com ^ | August 9, 2010 | smithsk
    Photo: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Kissing_the_War_Goodbye.jpg Above is the lesser known photo taken by Lt. Victor Jorgensen of a sailor kissing a passing nurse on VJ Day in Times Square. The most famous and iconic picture of this same subject - VJ Day in Times Square - taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt, was published in LIFE in 1945 with the caption, In New York's Times Square a white-clad girl clutches her purse and skirt as an uninhibited sailor plants his lips squarely on hers. August 14, 1945 in New York City was a magical moment - a confluence of history, a place, and everyday people....
  • Houston's WWII sailor in famous kissing photo dies at 86

    03/14/2014 6:04:18 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 39 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 3-14-14 | Craig Hlavaty
    Glenn Edward McDuffie, the young sailor from Houston who can be seen in one of the most iconic photos from the end of World War II, has died, according to family members. The Navy veteran was 86. McDuffie was 18 when he said he was captured in the famous kiss photo with nurse Edith Shain. “I heard someone running and stopping right in front of us. I raised my head up, and it was a photographer,” McDuffie told the Houston Chronicle in 2007. “I tried to get my hand out of the way so I wouldn’t block her face, and...
  • Sailor in Iconic WWII Kissing Photo Dies at 86

    03/15/2014 5:27:09 PM PDT · by lbryce · 14 replies
    Mashable ^ | March 14, 2014 | Staff
    Glenn McDuffie was 18 years old the day World War II ended. Having just exited a New York subway station at Times Square, McDuffie, a sailor, heard the news, grabbed a nurse and kissed her. Photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt captured the the moment, which became synonymous with V-J day—August 14, 1945. McDuffie died March 9 in Dallas. He was 86 years old, according to the Associated Press.
  • The true story behind the iconic V-J Day sailor and 'nurse' smooch

    06/17/2012 7:27:17 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 17, 2012 | MAUREEN CALLAHAN
    As first dates go, Rita Petry thought this one was pretty great: a beautiful summer afternoon in the city, a matinee at Radio City Music Hall, drinks after, followed by a passionate, soon-to-be-iconic kiss. Well, maybe not the kiss: Her handsome young suitor, it turns out, planted that on another woman. Such is the incredible story behind one of the most romantic and enduring photos of the 20th century — and one of our most compelling mysteries. Since Aug. 14, 1945, the identities of the smooching sailor and the nurse in Alfred Eisenstaedt’s Times Square V-J Day photograph have never...
  • VJ Day, Honolulu Hawaii, August 14, 1945

    05/26/2012 7:46:49 AM PDT · by Doogle · 32 replies
    vimeo.com ^ | 05/20/10 | Richard Sullivan
    How it was 1945, on VJ Day. Kodachrome 16mm film. Honolulu.
  • VJ Day, Honolulu Hawaii, August 14, 1945

    09/27/2011 3:07:52 AM PDT · by freejohn · 38 replies
    65 Years Ago my Dad shot this film along Kalakaua Ave. in Waikiki capturing spontaneous celebrations that broke out upon first hearing news of the Japanese surrender. Kodachrome 16mm film: God Bless Kodachrome, right? I was able to find an outfit (mymovietransfer.com) to do a much superior scan of this footage to what I had previously posted, so I re-did this film and replaced the older version There are more still images from this amazing day, in color, at discoveringhawaii.com
  • VJ Day, Honolulu Hawaii, August 14, 1945

    08/14/2011 4:59:01 PM PDT · by BfloGuy · 18 replies
    Vimeo ^ | 8/14/2009 | Richard Sullivan
    65 Years Ago my Dad shot this film along Kalakaua Ave. in Waikiki capturing spontaneous celebrations that broke out upon first hearing news of the Japanese surrender. Kodachrome 16mm film: God Bless Kodachrome, right?
  • Home video of VJ Day, August 16, 1945, in Honolulu, HI

    05/27/2011 12:35:48 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 31 replies
    Vimeo ^ | August 14, 1945 | Home Video of Richard Sullivan's dad
    Richard Sullivan: 65 Years Ago my Dad shot this film along Kalakaua Ave. in Waikiki capturing spontaneous celebrations that broke out upon first hearing news of the Japanese surrender.
  • VJ Day, Honolulu Hawaii, August 14, 1945 (Magnificent short video)

    04/25/2011 11:14:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Vimeo ^ | July 17, 2009 | Richard Sullivan
    VJ Day, Honolulu Hawaii, August 14, 1945 from Richard Sullivan on Vimeo.65 Years Ago my Dad shot this film along Kalakaua Ave. in Waikiki capturing spontaneous celebrations that broke out upon first hearing news of the Japanese surrender. Kodachrome 16mm film: God Bless Kodachrome, right? I was able to find an outfit (mymovietransfer.com) to do a much superior scan of this footage to what I had previously posted, so I re-did this film and replaced the older version There are more still images from this amazing day, in color, at discoveringhawaii.com
  • Japan surrendered 65 years ago today. Here are 10 Japanese war films about why they lost (w/video)

    09/02/2010 2:25:45 PM PDT · by Saint X · 27 replies · 1+ views
    United States Naval Institute ^ | September 2, 2010 | United States Naval Institute
    Any Japanese film concerning WWII is going to be closely scrutinized by Japanese and international audiences alike. Most Japanese films produced in the first few decades following the war focus on human tragedy while keeping away from anything that could be construed as glorifying combat or defending Japan’s military adventurism. To avoid possible offense, American and Allied Forces in Japanese productions have usually been faceless, instead being represented by their machines of war (as opposed to contemporary Hollywood productions that often include rather negative stereotypes of Japanese soldiers). Americans and the Allied Forces are also rarely even named, usually referred...
  • Japan Surrenders - This day in History, September 2, 1945

    09/02/2010 8:46:42 AM PDT · by abb · 46 replies
    History.com ^ | September 2, 1945 | Staff
    Aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, Japan formally surrenders to the Allies, bringing an end to World War II. By the summer of 1945, the defeat of Japan was a foregone conclusion. The Japanese navy and air force were destroyed. The Allied naval blockade of Japan and intensive bombing of Japanese cities had left the country and its economy devastated. At the end of June, the Americans captured Okinawa, a Japanese island from which the Allies could launch an invasion of the main Japanese home islands. U.S. General Douglas MacArthur was put in charge of the invasion, which was...
  • VJ day News Article

    08/14/2010 9:06:50 PM PDT · by cucamongacrazy · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Vanity | Aug 14, 2010 | self
    Today is August 14th. In honor of VJ day, I have composed an article (satire) from 1947, published by the Japan News Agency (English version) a few years after the end of the war. --------------- August 14th, 1947 Proposed New Super-Church for Hiroshima Japan News Agency Staff Reporter Li Wei Today on the anniversary of the American cessation of hostilities with Japan, it has been announced that one of the largest Christian denominations, The Presbyterian Church USA, is building a 500 billion yen (30 million US$) church complex just two blocks from the impact point of the nuclear bomb that...
  • The World Was Happy

    08/14/2010 3:01:07 PM PDT · by radioone · 8 replies
    Iowahawk ^ | 8-14-2010 | Iowahawk
    Happy VJ Day and special thanks to all veterans of the Pacific Theater. From Richard Sullivan some amazing film shot by his father in Honolulu, August 14, 1945.
  • A kiss immortalized in August 14, 1945

    08/09/2010 12:46:14 PM PDT · by NEWwoman · 17 replies
    http://smithsk.blogspot.com ^ | August 9. 2010 | S. K. Smith
    .... August 14, 1945 in New York City was a magical moment - a confluence of history, a place, and everyday people. Soldiers were returning home from an intense four years of fighting when President Truman announced Victory in Japan (VJ Day) - the end of the American involvement in World War II. In Times Square, the sailors paraded in joy for they had won! On the street, civilians came out to the streets from their shops, the hospitals, to savor this moment of victory. Then a sailor, caught up in the passion, kissed a surprised young nurse, who was...
  • WWII Nurse in Famous Kiss Photo Dies Aged 91

    06/23/2010 9:16:04 AM PDT · by speciallybland · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/23/2010
    The white-clad nurse photographed kissing an American soldier in Times Square at the end of World War II has died at the age of 91, USA Today reported Wednesday. Edith Shain, then a nurse at Doctor's Hospital in New York City, said she was grabbed and kissed by an unknown American soldier on 14 August 1945. The picture taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt was published in Life magazine and came to symbolize America's victory over Japan. Shain died at her home in Los Angeles on Sunday, family members confirmed.
  • The Greatest Generation

    05/29/2010 1:26:18 PM PDT · by Taxman · 39 replies · 848+ views
    email ^ | UNK | UNK
    This is a 65 year old film that a man found in his dad's papers. It is perfectly appropriate for Memorial Day Weekend! Enjoy and be thankful for that generation's sacrifices on behalf of us all.
  • Arianna: Beck led 'vile and vicious smear campaign'

    Arianna Huffington, a long-time friend and one-time employer of Van Jones, thanked Fox's Glenn Beck on Monday evening for leading the charge that resulted in the environmental adviser's resignation. Confused? Well, Huffington does describe Beck's calling attention to Van Jones' past radical statements -- on televion and radio -- as a "vile and vicious smear campaign." But in the end, she claims that Jones will be more effective working outside of government. I remember going to the White House this spring for a briefing of journalists by David Axelrod. Before the meeting, Van and I met for a quick coffee...