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March 14, 2021

Antiseptic Kisses in Hollywood: Stanley Morner and Betty Furness Rehearsing a Love Scene With Masks, 1937

To fool the flu, during a epidemic in 1937, movie kisses were rehearsed behind antiseptic masks. Since each kiss must be rehearsed about 20 times before the cameras turn, it was said that four out of five flu germs would be pre-vented from spreading. Of course, these masks were taken off when the camera was rolling. Stanley Morner and Betty Furness are shown here.

(Photos: Getty Images)

1 comment:

  1. it was absurd bordering on obscene then just as it is now. According to Dr.Fauci more people died from bacterial infections wearing masks during the Spanish flu than the actual Spanish flu.




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