The First Screen Kiss, 1896

“An osculatory performance by May Irwin and John Rice,” a scene from the New York stage comedy, The Widow Jones, in which Irwin and Rice starred. According to Edison film historian C. Musser, the actors staged their kiss for the camera at the request of the New York world newspaper, and the resulting film was the most popular Edison Vitascope film in 1896. The first ever kiss to be caught on film.

Via The Public Domain Review

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