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Wartime kiss : visions of the moment in the 1940s

Author: Alexander Nemerov
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 2013.
Series: Essays in the arts.
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"Wartime Kiss is a personal meditation on the haunting power of American photographs and films from World War II and the later 1940s. Starting with a powerful reinterpretation of one of the most famous photos of all time, Alfred Eisenstaedt's image of a sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square on V-J Day, Alexander Nemerov goes on to examine an idiosyncratic collection of mostly obscure or unknown images and movie  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Nemerov
ISBN: 9780691145785 0691145784
OCLC Number: 788265472
Awards: Commended for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2013.
Description: 175 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Kissing in August 1945 : Belita Jepson-Turner --
Sleeping Beauty : Olivia de Havilland --
When the world smiled : Margaret Bourke-White --
Sentimental mysticism : Stovall at Archbury --
Hold back the dawn : Olivia de Havilland.
Series Title: Essays in the arts.
Responsibility: Alexander Nemerov.

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