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Title
Celebrating in Hollywood on V-J Day
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
1945
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Title supplied by cataloger.; Photograph was edited for publication purposes.
On August 6, 1945 the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima and on August 9, 1945 on the city of Nagasaki. These actions shocked the country and prompted Emperor Hirohito to order the Supreme Council for the Direction of the War to accept the terms the Allies had set down in the Potsdam Declaration for ending the war. On August 14, 1945, it was announced that Japan had surrendered unconditionally. Both August 14 and 15 have been known as "V-J Day" or "Victory over Japan Day." The term has also been used for September 2, 1945, when Japan formally surrendered aboard the U.S.S. Missouri, anchored in Tokyo Bay.
Pictured are two couples kissing, celebrating V-J Day. The men are in military uniforms. Photograph dated August 15, 1945.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00106108
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 10985
CARL0005350325
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/32222
Subject
World War, 1939-1945
V-J Day, 1945
Couples--California--Los Angeles
Celebrations--California--Los Angeles
Military uniforms
Kissing
Men--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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