- CHARITY BENEFIT
When you think iconic Times Square, you think of the famous World War Two poster depicting a sailor kissing a random nurse. Today, one of the subjects of that classic image is gone, although she will live on through that infamous Time Life photo. Photographed in 1945, the V-J Day picture of a white-clad Edith Shain captured an epic moment in history. Shot by photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt, the identity of the nurse was not known until the late 1970s when Shain admitted in writing that she was the woman in the picture taken on Aug. 14th. She had been working at the Doctor’s Hospital in New York City.
The identity of the sailor remains a mystery to this day. Shain passed away, not in New York, but at her home in Los Angeles on Sunday June 20th…Father’s Day. She leaves behind three sons, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was 91.