Friday, August 22, 2014
Alfred Eisenstaedt's Famous Photograph Of The Times Square Kiss That Celebrated The End Of World War Two...
Said to star US Navy sailor Glenn McDiffie and Nurse Edith Shain, photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt just happened to be in the right place at the right time and managed to shoot four frames of the two kissing as they, with many thousands of others, euphorically celebrated
the end of the second world war
sixty nine years ago.
He's seen here signing the photo many years later at his holiday home at Martha's Vineyard.
Seizing the moment just recently, ninety year old Sydnor Thompson, with the ardor of a much younger self, kisses his wife Harriette
to re-enact the famous photo.
Comedian Chico Marx, commenting on Alfred's iconic image said the sailor wasn't kissing the nurse, he was whispering in her mouth...