Wednesday, November 25, 2015


According to this Jamaica Observer article, "it has now been documented that the world's earliest public example of an inter-racial kiss was in a Granada Television Play of the Week broadcast in June 1962, titled You in Your Small Corner. The kiss was between Jamaican actor Lloyd Reckord and Elizabeth MacLennan. The film was based on the play written by the Cambridge educated Jamaican Barry Reckord, brother of the lead actor."

However... "In 1955, the Stanley Kubrick film Killer's Kiss featured a kiss between a white woman, Irene Kane and Jamaican-born Frank Silvera who had very light skin and was not actually playing a black character in the film. It is doubtful much of the audience at the time would have been aware he was of African descent."

Interesting, no?

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