Greg Mitchell on media, politics, film, music, TV, comedy and more. "Not here, not here the darkness, in this twittering world." -- T.S. Eliot
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.