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    $1 million Dollars + for that...?
    Replacement 'Kiss' Statue Set Up At San Diego Waterfront | KPBS.org

    I wonder if any of those two people from the original 1945 photograph, or any of thier offsprings are getting any royalty from any of that waste of money hoopla...
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    There have been a few different men (at least 11) who have claimed to be the sailor in Alfred Eisenstaedt's iconic photograph, most notably George Mendonsa and Glenn McDuffie, but that identity was never verified. However, the nurse was Edith Shain, who died at age 91 in 2010. She spent most of her life following WW II as an elementary school teacher in Los Angeles, and my best friend of the past 50 years had had her as his 1st grade teacher. He and his wife re-connected with her years later and often spent time with her up to the time of her death. In fact, they attended the unveiling of the original statue with her in 2007. And no, she never received any royalties.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AffiliateHound View Post
    In fact, they attended the unveiling of the original statue with her in 2007. And no, she never received any royalties.
    Thanks for that extra info AffiliateHound.

    That sucks, and to me that's wrong!

    You don't mention if she had any kids, but even if she had none, I think that from all of the money someone else is still making from that iconic photograph, that at least they should have some kind of donation to any worthwhile charity.

    Wasting one million dollars on that thing while there is more than one million people going to bed hungry everyday, I don't think is a good idea.

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    Her obituary said she was survived by three sons, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

    Much more is wasted on far worse things, such as $4.6 Billion per year on oil subsidies, to companies that make as much as $40 Billion per year in profits (and pay 0 to 12% or so in taxes).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Convergence View Post
    Hey wise guy..........

    Elaborate, or hide!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Sal View Post
    Hey wise guy..........

    Elaborate, or hide!
    LOL - well, ME hiding is out of the question.

    The kissing statue was paid for out of donations - but yet the convo went political - I was just refraining from adding my "slant"...
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