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The Kissing Sailor

The Kissing Sailor

It’s August 14, 1945, V-J Day, in Times Square. The war is finally over and everyone’s celebrating.  A sailor grabs a nurse and plants one on her.  “Life” magazine photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt happens to be nearby, and the rest is history.  Kate and Kathleen tell you all about the coincidences, mysteries, lawsuits, and controversies behind that image in this episode of ABC Gotham.
To see the alternate picture of that exact same couple at the exact same moment (by US Navy photojournalist Victor Jorgensen), photos of kisses in other cities on V-J Day, other photos by Alfred Eisenstaedt (including Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels  giving him the stink-eye), modern re-enactments of the image, and MANY other relevant pics, visit our

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