R.I.P EDITH SHAIN

 
R.I.P EDITH SHAIN
On Aug. 14, 1945, more than 750,000 people gathered in New York City’s Times Square, to celebrate the Japanese surrender and the end of World War II. Among the excited crowd was Edith Shain, a nursing school student, along with her roommate who had taken the subway to Times Square when they heard the war was over. “We ran to Times Square because that’s where celebrations happen in New York City,” Shain said. According to historical documents, the Times news ticker in Times Square went dark at 7 p.m. and then at 7:03 p.m., the crowd roared in jubilation as the words “OFFICIAL—TRUMAN ANNOUNCES JAPANESE SURRENDER” blazed across the news scroll. Elated by the news, people in the crowd were hugging and crying tears of joy, but it was a far different experience for Shain. >>>>>>>>>>>>>> “This sailor just grabbed me and kissed me,” she said. “Any female closes her eyes when she’s about to kiss so I never saw the guy, and then I walked away. I was kind of embarrassed. I didn’t say anything about it to anyone.” What Shain didn’t realize, until a week later, was that her “indiscretion” was caught on film. While browsing a copy of a Life magazine, Shain, then 27-years-old, recognized herself in what has became an iconic photo titled “V-J Day” (Victory over Japan) of a sailor slightly dipping a nurse in a white uniform and kissing her. Of the kiss, Shain said, “It was very nice, and of course, it was in the days before you’d scream and go to an attorney. It was the best of times.” >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The famous photo was taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt, a photojournalist for Life Magazine. In his memoirs, Eisenstaedt explained that when he saw a sailor running along kissing any girl in sight, he ran ahead of the sailor while making sure to look back so that he wouldn’t miss anything. “Then suddenly, in a flash, I saw something white being grabbed,” Eisenstaedt said. “I turned around and clicked the moment the sailor kissed the nurse….People tell me that when I am in heaven they will remember this picture.” Though Eisenstaedt died in 1995 at the age of 96, the celebrated picture has not lost its significance. In celebration of the 60th anniversary of V-J Day, Shain flew to New York City where a slightly larger-than-life-size statue titled “Unconditional Soldier” by J. Seward Johnson based on the Life photograph was unveiled on Aug. 11, in Times Square. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Though the sailor has never been identified, Carl Muscarello, 78, from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, who is one of about 20 men who believes he is the sailor in the famed photo, was also in attendance. He gave Shain a hug and a kiss (this time on the cheek) for nostalgia’s sake. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> R.I.P EDITH SHAIN - July 29, 1918 - June 20, 2010 ............... Tuckahoe1 ... 6-23-10 ...
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bottle75 says:

3627 days ago
rip is beautiful
toolinn

toolinn says:

3627 days ago
wonderfull!
sylviebing

sylviebing says:

3628 days ago
RIP and excellent tribute ! xxx
Nanoue53

Nanoue53 says:

3628 days ago
great tribute Jodie! 
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coracora2008 says:

3628 days ago
great homage! super!5*+++++
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punky7 says:

3628 days ago
SO BEAUTIFUL AND AMAZING! 5 STARS

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