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Monday, August 27, 2012

Priorities! It Was Always Thus

You may be shocked to learn that the issue of Life magazine dated 67 years ago today which contained one of the most famous and iconic American photos ever--Eisenstadt's sailor's kiss in Times Square on VJ Day--did not feature that shot on the cover (quite the opposite). Actual cover at left.  It's titled "Ballet Swimmer."  The Times Square photo was taken on August 14, 1945, of course, the afternoon of Japan's surrender.  In other words:  the media cover-up of images from Hiroshima and Nagasaki had begun. 

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