Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Remembering a classic moment

The famed kissing nurse in the iconic 1945 Times Square photograph is back in New York to serve as a grand marshal in Tuesday's Veterans Day Parade.

More than six decades after her image thrilled a nation, 90-year-old Edith Shain even got a kiss from another young man in uniform Sunday.

Nurse in iconic V-J Day Times Square photo still kissing

Nick Mayo, 25, who plays sailor Richard West in the Lincoln Center production of "South Pacific," gave Shain a smooch - and a long dip backstage.

Remembering that celebratory kiss, Shain, who was a nurse in the now-demolished Doctors Hospital on the East Side, said she regretted never getting the dashing sailor's number.

"In retrospect, I should have said, 'Hey, wait a minute!'" the spry woman laughed.

Well, Edith, it's not too late. Turns out the guy who kissed you is Carl Muscarello, at the time a Middle Village boy. He lives in Florida now.


italian girl said...

Those two were strangers in that 1945 photo? Wow. That's really sweet. It must have been an amazing time.

Real News Report said...

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Joe said...

The old lady is the Doctors Hospital nurse in the original 1945 photo

georgetheatheist said...

I love this new photo: a gay actor/singer caressing a nonagenarian woman.

Anonymous said...

time was not kind to her

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said time was not kind to her. Let's see how YOU look at 90, if you even make it that long.