Tuesday, September 25, 2012

5 Iconic Kisses Immotalized by History That Are Worth Sharing

The Kiss
They say a kiss can spread millions of germs. It's so dirty that Kristen Dunst was so afraid to acquire some "cooty" from Brad Pitt when they kissed on the movie Interview with the Vampire. For those of you who didn't know, cooty was a slang for a very communicable disease that the Americans were so scared of during World War II. And it originated from our local "kuto". American soldiers used Philippines as their base during that time, so I guess you get the picture now.

But enough of that disgusting talk and lets proceed with the real topic. I have listed here five iconic kissing scenes in history that I could relate with or that have become a part of my earlier years. These images have become so wide-spread and unforgettable that I guess even you could relate, or could claim you've seen them at least once.

Choose the kissing couples that is your favorite:

When World War II ended in 1945, this couple, a sailor and a nurse, shared a passionate and unforgettable kiss. The catch: they don't really know each other. Later on after so many years of dispute, this couple where revealed to be George Mendonsa and Greta Zimmer Friedman.

Well, anyone who might have seen the very first full-length animated feature may have seen this one. The only kiss that could wake Snow White from the slumber caused by the poisoned apple is a kiss of love from her Prince Charming. This was the very first animated movie that I have watched as a child. So, there is no wonder why I liked this one.

This one was taken around the same time as the first picture as a celebration when the war ended. This photo was taken also in New York, and it showcases a stylized smooching between German actress and signer, Marlene Dietrich, and a soldier who returned home from war. Thankfully, photographer Irving Haberman was in the right moment to capture this scene.

Think of The Beatles and John Lennon, who was its founder, would always come to mind. A few hours before John Lennon was assasinated, he and his wife Yoko Ono shared this intimate moment that was captured by Annie Leibovitz for Rolling Stone. It was taken on the 8th of December, 1980, in New York.

Take a closer look:

I used to collect classical movies, especially the ones where Audrey Hepburn is part of. This of course includes Breakfast at Tiffany's, where Audrey played the highly sophisticated Holly Golightly. In this movie, she shared a steamy kiss - even if it's raining and they're soaking wet - with George Peppard. The movie was released in 1961.