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Post by Syl on Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:07 pm

The nurse who was grabbed by sailor and kissed in this iconic pic dies aged 92. Eisenstaedt_alfred_m2_vj_day_lasiter_16x20_l

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3783454/Woman-iconic-V-J-Day-Times-Square-photograph-died-aged-92.html


Woman who was pictured being kissed by an ecstatic sailor in an iconic photograph celebrating the end of WWII dies aged 92
•The woman kissed in the famous V-J Day in Time Square photo has died
•Greta Friedman passed away in a care facility in Virginia at the age of 92
•Friedman was photographed kissing George Mendonsa on August 14, 1945
•Picture became one of the most iconic photographs of the 20th century

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Post by Syl on Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:08 pm

Aww...RIP lovely lady. x

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Post by eddie on Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:09 pm

That's a long arse way to describe someone!

I always liked that picture. What lady doesn't want to be thrown down and kissed like that?

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Post by Syl on Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:25 pm

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/sailor-nurse-from-iconic-vj-day-photo-reunited/

They met again decades later and gave this interview 67 years after the pic was taken.
The sailor George Mendonsa was on a date with another woman and says he had had a few drinks.
He married his date....they are still happily together. I love you

Until just recently, their identities remained a mystery, but with the 67th anniversary of VJ Day coming up Tuesday, the time seemed right for CBS News to reunite them.

The photo is one of the most famous from the 20th century -- a moment filled with such spontaneous euphoria it seemed to last forever.

"It was the moment. You come back from the Pacific, and finally, the war ends," reflects 89-year-old George Mendonsa, who says he's the sailor in the photograph that would come to symbolize the end of the war. The sailor, in uniform, is seen with Greta Friedman, a nurse, in her white uniform.

As the perfect strangers embraced and kissed, world famous photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt snapped four pictures, taking only ten seconds to do so.



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Post by Syl on Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:32 pm

eddie wrote:That's a long arse way to describe someone!

I always liked that picture.  What lady doesn't want to be thrown down and kissed like that?
Well if I had titled the thread' Greta Friedman dies' no one would have known who I was on about. Laughing

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Post by eddie on Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:50 pm

Syl wrote:
eddice wrote:That's a long arse way to describe someone!

I always liked that picture.  What lady doesn't want to be thrown down and kissed like that?
Well if I had titled the thread' Greta Friedman dies' no one would have known who I was on about. Laughing


Point taken. It's an iconic and sexy picture...and no flesh on show!

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Post by Ben Reilly on Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:54 pm

Having seen nurses patch up his friends, and just hearing the news he wouldn't have to ship out again, he planted one on the first nurse he found.

I've just always wondered what was going on with his left arm, looks like he's putting her into a choke hold Smile

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Post by eddie on Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:53 am

Ben Reilly wrote:Having seen nurses patch up his friends, and just hearing the news he wouldn't have to ship out again, he planted one on the first nurse he found.

I've just always wondered what was going on with his left arm, looks like he's putting her into a choke hold Smile

She's not complaining Razz

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Post by Syl on Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:33 pm

It's interesting to read about the people in iconic images....for eg the sailors date is smiling in the background of the picture....she says she didn't mind at all that he grabbed the nurse, I suppose feelings were so joyous back then trivialities didn't matter.
They went on to wed though....which is lovely.

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Post by magica on Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:53 pm

Syl wrote:The nurse who was grabbed by sailor and kissed in this iconic pic dies aged 92. Eisenstaedt_alfred_m2_vj_day_lasiter_16x20_l

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3783454/Woman-iconic-V-J-Day-Times-Square-photograph-died-aged-92.html


Woman who was pictured being kissed by an ecstatic sailor in an iconic photograph celebrating the end of WWII dies aged 92
•The woman kissed in the famous V-J Day in Time Square photo has died
•Greta Friedman passed away in a care facility in Virginia at the age of 92
•Friedman was photographed kissing George Mendonsa on August 14, 1945
•Picture became one of the most iconic photographs of the 20th century

Love this picture. War over and everyone was happy, so he grabbed the girl and kissed her. She looks like she swooned lol.
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Post by magica on Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:53 pm

Today though, he would be done for assort - how times change eh.
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Post by Syl on Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:43 pm

magica wrote:Today though, he would be done for assort - how times change eh.

True Mags....I knew one lovely man who was given a written warning because he called some female 'love' in the office.
Some women are VERY touchy nowadays.

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Post by Syl on Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:53 pm

But as this thread is about iconic pictures....this one always touches me. I read  that the man was never identied. Somewhere else I read he was a student and killed shortly after this pic was taken.

Unidentified man stands in front of tanks in Tiananmen Square....1989.

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