1940s Guide Shows How To Kiss Correctly

Published 8 years ago

Back in 1942 LIFE magazine had just about enough with bad kissers, so they’ve decided to educate the public by releasing this “How to kiss” guide and teach kissers how to do it “correctly”.

Intended to educate actors, the photo guide shows “wrong” and “right” ways of kissing. It wouldn’t be 40’s if it didn’t have tips like how to look classy while kissing on an armchair or how to choose the right distance between each other so it wouldn’t look juvenile.

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(h/t: vintag.es)

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“WRONG: They look too juvenile if they are so stand-offish”


“RIGHT: Boy and girl should stand close together and not hold each other too tightly”


“WRONG: Sprawling all over the chair is considered ungraceful”


“RIGHT: Girl should sit on arm of the chair and boy should hold her firmly but lightly”


For unstaged kisses check out these girls kissing their men goodbye as they go to war.


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