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A Kiss Cam View of Vintage Los Angeles

Tina Lerno, Librarian, Digital Content Team,
Kiss cam hearts around a couple kissing

Ah Valentine's Day! The day to celebrate romantic love.

For some, it's a day of love and kisses to look forward to with your sweetheart, for others, well, not so much.

So whether you are on the side of "Team Valentine" or "Team, Just a Thursday", Here are some amazing pictures of kisses from our photo collection—a historic kiss cam!

80-year-old Ella Mae Carter of Santa Monica and 89-year-old Domenick Covolo of Venice
A Big Kiss. "If all the world loves lovers, our Olympic visitors no doubt smile at welcome-to-L.A. billboard featuring 80-year-old Ella Mae Carter of Santa Monica and 89-year-old Domenick Covolo of Venice," [March 8, 1984]. Photo credit: Mike Sergieff, Herald Examiner Collection
Jimmie Fox kisses Kathy Donovan
Obviously, Jimmie Fox thinks his Northridge neighbor Kathy Donovan is pretty and sweet as he hands her his St. Valentine's Day remembrance, [February 14, 1961]. Photo credit, Alan Hyde, Valley Times Collection
 Newlyweds, Shirley Temple and Sgt. John Agar, Jr.
Shirley Temple, idol of millions as former child film star, kissing her new husband, Sgt. John Agar Jr. It was estimated that more than 12,000 people gathered in the street to catch a glimpse of the star and her bridegroom, bringing the traffic to a standstill, [September 20, 1945]. Herald Examiner Collection
Isabella Horton receives kiss from son Edward Everett Horton
Birthday Kiss. Mrs. Isabella Horton received a kiss from actor son Edward Everett Horton, [October 28, 1949]. Valley Times Collection
Man with parakeet
A man kisses a parakeet, [ca. 1940]. Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Race car driver Carroll Shelby gets a kiss from his wife
Race car driver Carroll Shelby gets a kiss from his wife after another win, [February 28, 1956]. Herald Examiner Collection
Furillo kisses 'lucky' bat
Dodger hero Carl Furillo busses the bat that hit the ball that knocked in two runs that won Sunday's Series game for his team. Furillo was pinch-hitting for outfielder Don Demeter when he hit the fast centerfield grounder, [October 5, 1959]. Herald Examiner Collection
Howard Durst plants a kiss on his wife of 50 years at the couple's golden wedding anniversary yesterday in Sherman Oaks
Howard Durst plants a kiss on his wife of 50 years at the couple's golden wedding anniversary yesterday in Sherman Oaks. More than 85 guests were present to honor the couple. The Dursts came to California in 1957, [April 20, 1964]. Photo credit: George Brich, Valley Times Collection
Ruby Keeler kissing her husband, Al Jolson
Ruby Keeler kissing her husband, Al Jolson, good-by [sic] when he took off by plane for New York today and revealed he may never come back to Hollywood. Meanwhile, relations between the Jolsons and Walter Winchell, columnist, apparently still were phftt. Jolson 'socked' Winchell because he thought a scenario by Winchell portrayed Jolson's romance with Miss Keeler, [July 24, 1933]. Herald Examiner Collection
Lucille Ball and Milton Berle
Milton Berle kissing Lucille Ball at a Friar's Club Life Achievement award dinner at the Beverly Hilton honoring Lucy, [November 7, 1977]. Herald Examiner Collection
Bennie the deer kissing a women on a bench
 A young woman sits on a couch on a deck receiving a kiss from "Bennie" the deer in Beverly Hills in 1927. Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Four-year-old's first birthday
Four-year-old Glen Croson finally got to celebrate a birthday today, [March 3, 1960]. Photo credit: William H. Wilde, Valley Times Collection
Cupid and Psyche at Hollywood Cemetery
Cupid and Psyche at Hollywood Cemetery, [ca.1937]. Photo credit: Herman J Schultheis, Security Pacific National Bank Collection


 

 

 

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