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The Resource Wartime kiss : visions of the moment in the 1940s, Alexander Nemerov, (electronic resource)

Wartime kiss : visions of the moment in the 1940s, Alexander Nemerov, (electronic resource)

Label
Wartime kiss : visions of the moment in the 1940s
Title
Wartime kiss
Title remainder
visions of the moment in the 1940s
Statement of responsibility
Alexander Nemerov
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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 episodes--from a photo of Jimmy Stewart and Olivia de Havilland lying on a picnic blanket in the Santa Barbara hills to scenes from such films as Twelve O'Clock High and Hold Back the Dawn. Erotically charged and bearing traces of trauma even when they seem far removed from the war, these photos and scenes seem to hold out the promise of a palpable and emotional connection to those years. Through a series of fascinating stories, Nemerov reveals the surprising background of these bits of film and discovers unexpected connections between the war and Hollywood, from an obsession with aviation to Anne Frank's love of the movies. Beautifully written and illustrated, Wartime Kiss vividly evokes a world in which Margaret Bourke-White could follow a heroic assignment photographing a B-17 bombing mission over Tunis with a job in Hollywood documenting the filming of a war movie. Ultimately this is a book about history as a sensuous experience, a work as mysterious, indescribable, and affecting as a novel by W. G. Sebald"--
  • "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 episodes--from a photo of Jimmy Stewart and Olivia de Havilland lying on a picnic blanket in the Santa Barbara hills to scenes from such films as Twelve O'Clock High and Hold Back the Dawn. Erotically charged and bearing traces of trauma even when they seem far removed from the war, these photos and scenes seem to hold out the promise of a palpable and emotional connection to those years. Through a series of fascinating stories, Nemerov reveals the surprising background of these bits of film and discovers unexpected connections between the war and Hollywood, from an obsession with aviation to Anne Frank's love of the movies. Beautifully written and illustrated, Wartime Kiss vividly evokes a world in which Margaret Bourke-White could follow a heroic assignment photographing a B-17 bombing mission over Tunis with a job in Hollywood documenting the filming of a war movie. Ultimately this is a book about history as a sensuous experience, a work as mysterious, indescribable, and affecting as a novel by W. G. Sebald"--
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DLC
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Nemerov, Alexander
Dewey number
940.53/73
LC call number
D810.P4
LC item number
N46 2013
Series statement
Essays in the arts
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Historiography and photography
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Art and history
  • Collective memory
  • Nineteen forties
  • ART / American / General
  • PHOTOGRAPHY / History
  • HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
  • ART / History / General
Label
Wartime kiss : visions of the moment in the 1940s, Alexander Nemerov, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000760090
Dimensions
25 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
175 p.
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780691145785
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012026332
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000760090
Label
Wartime kiss : visions of the moment in the 1940s, Alexander Nemerov, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000760090
Dimensions
25 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
175 p.
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780691145785
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012026332
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000760090

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