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Giant Bean Bag - The Kiss VE Day

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LIFE Print

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This Big Bertha Original™, LIFE® Collection, Large, bean bag would make a fantastic new addition to your living room and has been made with outdoor use in mind.

This collector’s edition LIFE bean bag is expected to run for a limited time only and is sure to create a strong talking point whenever used in your home or garden.

This LIFE Collection bean bag would also make an incredible and truly memorable gift for a birthday, anniversary or wedding.

Made with SmartCanvas™ Technical indoor/ outdoor fabric and containing SupremeX™ beans, this beanbag will make a fantastic addition to any home furniture collection. For maximum usability, why not use this bean bag in the home over the winter and take it out to lounge on when the sun comes out.

This Large size canvas like beanbag may be adjusted into various positions as required. Popular positions include,

  • The Slab, which is great for sunbathing on.
  • The Lounger, which wraps you up in blissful comfort, perfect for just relaxing.
  • The Gamer, which sits you in a more upright position great for watching tv, playing games or chatting to friends.

  • Features

    • Made with SmartCanvas™ Technical indoor/ outdoor fabric
    • Filled with long lasting ‘Supreme X’™ Virgin Beans
    • Collector’s edition, classic LIFE® print
    • Ideal for the house and garden
    • Seating position may be varied to create a lounger, seat or bed style
    • 5+ seating positions possible
    • Designed with children in mind
    • Water resistant
    • May be used outside
    • Fire retardant
    • Stain resistant finish
    • On trend styling
    • Designed in Britain


    *The stated measurements are approximate.

    • Large: 145cm Length x 125cm Depth

    About the Photo

    Full Title: V-J Day in Times Square or “The Kiss”

    Date: 14 August 1945

    Event: VJ Day celebrations in Times Square 1945

    Photographer: Alfred Eisenstaedt

    Story behind the Image:

    V-J Day in Times Square is a photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt that portrays an American sailor kissing a woman in a white dress on Victory over Japan Day (V-J Day) in Times Square, New York, on August 14, 1945.

    The photograph, taken with a Leica IIIa camera, was published a week later in LIFE magazine among many photographs of celebrations around the United States that were presented in a twelve-page section titled Victory Celebrations. It became a cultural icon overnight and is the world’s most famous photograph.

    Below is the story from the photographer explaining how this most iconic of images was captured:

    “I was walking through the crowds on V-J Day, looking for pictures. I noticed a sailor coming my way. He was grabbing every female he could find and kissing them all — young girls and old ladies alike. Then I noticed the nurse, standing in that enormous crowd. I focused on her, and just as I'd hoped, the sailor came along, grabbed the nurse, and bent down to kiss her. Now if this girl hadn't been a nurse, if she'd been dressed dark clothes, I wouldn't have had a picture. The contrast between her white dress and the sailor's dark uniform gives the photograph its extra impact.”

    A little about LIFE® & Big Bertha Original

    Big Bertha Original™ & Time Inc have teamed up to bring you a collection of LIFE® bean bags & dog beds.

    LIFE magazine was published almost every year between 1936 & 2007 and includes an archive of some of the most iconic images of the past century. The collection includes iconic photographs of major twentieth century historical figures such as the Kennedy's and Winston Churchill, historic moments like the moon landing and the Ali-Frasier fight, and incredible images of the world around us, ranging from shots taken in outer space to the world’s natural wonders.

    Big Bertha Original™ are one of Europe’s most established bean bag & comfort brands, with design, development & manufacturing taking place primarily in Lancashire England.


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