“Forgotten Hollywood”- WWII Tribute Sculpture Now in France

Posted on September 24, 2014 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here… sculpture   A sculpture honoring a famous snapshot of a kiss in Times Square, which brought to life New York’s impromptu celebration as World War II ended, has gone up in Normandy for a one-year visit. Cranes and construction crews in the French hamlet of Caen, this week, hoisted and locked pieces of Unconditional Surrender, a 25-foot cast-bronze statue of a sailor and nurse in a lip-locked embrace.

   This grand tribute by Seward Johnson is based on a Navy photographer’s black-and-white picture taken August 15th, 1945, according to the Sculpture Foundation, a US-based nonprofit organization that owns the work. It also resembles a famous photograph taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt of Life Magazine on that day.

   The sculpture is to spend an entire year outside the Caen Memorial, a museum focusing on the global event of the 1940s. This somber repository could use this moment in time, which was so uplifting and positive. And socially, it’s quite a cute moment in history.

   It remains a symbol and hope for a free people.


The LA Word: Exploded Guns

They put the verse in controversy

The LA Word is back for a second year at the LitCrawl in North Hollywood on Wednesday, October 22nd. Join four terrific LA writers as they read stories and poetry about guns. It all happens at 9p in the lobby of the Laemmle NoHo 7.


This year’s LitCrawl features 170 local writers at 30 events across the NoHo Arts District from 7p to 11p.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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