Daily Archives: March 29, 2011

                                              THE KISS



Most people don’t realize that Thomas Edison was the 19th century’s version of Hugh Hefner.  Yes indeed, the famous inventor was the man behind The Kiss, an 1896 short featuring the first kiss in cinematic history.  Buxom May Irwin and frisky John C. Rice – the Brad and Angelina of their day – share a brazen smooch in this 30-second film.  Predictably, this outrageous public display of sex prompted another cinematic first – angry calls for censorship.  Watch it for free by clicking here … and then be prepared to take a cold shower.


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