History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days. ~Winston Churchill

14 February, 2013

Love and LIFE

Kisses from the LIFE archives for Valentine's Day. 

Ed Clark, LIFE © Time Inc.

Actress Ava Gardner kisses a man, North Carolina, 1949. Source

Alfred Eisenstaedt, LIFE  © Time Inc.

A couple kissing in side Sammy's Bowery Follies, NYC, 1942. Source

Eliot Elisofon, LIFE © Time Inc.

Sailor kissing a girl at a Navy luau, Hawaii, 1945. Source

 Frank Scherschel, LIFE © Time Inc.

A couple at a kissing booth during a fair at the University of Wisconsin, 1946. Source

Allan Grant, LIFE  © Time Inc.

An officer kisses his date at a nightclub, NYC, 1945. Source

Alfred Eisenstaedt, LIFE © Time Inc.

Associated caption: "Couple kissing in front of the Delta Tau Delta mummy at the University of the South. Girls are told: 'Kiss mummy or kiss me.' " Sewanee, TN, 1940. Source

Stan Wayman, LIFE © Time Inc.

A couple in the Netherlands, 1961. Source

Lisa Larsen, LIFE © Time Inc.

Actress Helen Hayes kisses a man at a party, 1955. Source

 LIFE © Time Inc.

A kiss between model Donyale Luna and her fiance George Willings, wearing identical coats and sunglasses, Sydney, 1967.  Source

LIFE © Time Inc.

Director Roger Vadim kisses his wife, actress Annette Stroyberg, while filming "Les Liasons Dangeureuses," 1959. Source

Loomis Dean, LIFE © Time Inc.

Albert Camus kisses actress Dominique Blanchar after rehearsal of one of his plays, Paris, 1957. Source

Ralph Morse, LIFE © Time Inc.

An American soldier kissing a French girl on the hood of a truck, Chartes, 1944. Source

Robert W. Kelley, LIFE Time Inc.

Elvis kisses the cheek of a fan who won the chance to meet him, 1956. Source

Leonard Mccombe, LIFE © Time Inc.
Horst Haechler kissing his wife, actress Maria Schell on an MGM backlot, Hollywood, 1957.  Source

Gjon Mili, LIFE © Time Inc.

 Violinist Alexander Schneider kisses his wife shortly after their wedding, at a party in Gjon Mili's studio, NYC, 1960. Source

Ralph Morse, LIFE © Time Inc.

Newlyweds kiss, US, 1953. Source

Bill Eppridge, LIFE © Time Inc.

A couple kissing at Woodstock, 1969. Source

Alfred Eisenstaedt, LIFE © Time Inc.

A kiss at Monticello Jr. College during commencement, Illinois, 1946. Source

Bill Ray, LIFE © Time Inc.

College students kiss, Oberlin College, Ohio, 1970. Source

Allan Grant, LIFE © Time Inc.

Actor Russ Tamblyn (Riff in West Side Story) kisses actress Venetia Stevenson on a swingset, 1955. Source


Helena Drive said...

Awwww! This is so lovely! Thanks for share, honey!

Saludos de Una Pin Up Frustrada,
Helena Drive

Unknown said...

This is a lovely post indeed! The only picture I'd kind of not put in the passion bracet is the one titled "Helen Hayes kissing a man at a party", because the man is actually her son, James MacArthur...
Here's another picture from the same night - at least she has the same dress: http://jnpickens.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/charles-helen-james.jpg

Anna said...

Haha, thanks for catching that, Karin! I might transfer that image to a different post with a more general view of love... :)

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