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For Valentines Day: Stage Kisses and Musical Love Songs

Kiss Me Kate; Kiss of the Spider Woman; Stage Kiss: There sure are a lot of kisses in the theater. Below:

Elizabeth Taylor kisses John Culllum in Private Lives in 1983, and Tallulah Bankhead kisses Donald Cook in Private Lives in 1948.

Sydney Chaplin kisses Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl, 1964.

Faith Prince kisses Nathan Lane in Guys and Dolls in 1992.

Click on the photographs below, from the collections of the Museum of the City of New York and the New York Public Library, to see them enlarged, and to read the captions to learn who’s kissing who and when.

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About New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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