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  • Some multitasking is inevitable during the nearly five-day "Great Kiss Off" kissing contest at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg in June 1974.

      Some multitasking is inevitable during the nearly five-day "Great Kiss Off" kissing contest at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg in June 1974.
    Daily Herald File Photo / June, 1974

  • A clock shows "The Great Kiss Off" kissing contest at Woodfield Mall in June 1974 is closing in on the then record of 100 hours.

      A clock shows "The Great Kiss Off" kissing contest at Woodfield Mall in June 1974 is closing in on the then record of 100 hours.
    Daily Herald File Photo / June, 1974

  • Shoppers at Woodfield Mall gawk at the days-long "Great Kiss Off" kissing contest in the center court during June 1974.

      Shoppers at Woodfield Mall gawk at the days-long "Great Kiss Off" kissing contest in the center court during June 1974.
    Daily Herald File Photo / June, 1974

  • Eleven couples from across the nation won radio station promotions to represent their regions in "The Great Kiss Off" finale at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg in June 1974.

      Eleven couples from across the nation won radio station promotions to represent their regions in "The Great Kiss Off" finale at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg in June 1974.
    Daily Herald File Photo / June, 1974

  • Eleven couples are watched by thousands of people as they compete in "The Great Kiss Off" kissing contest at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, which lasted for nearly five days in June 1974.

      Eleven couples are watched by thousands of people as they compete in "The Great Kiss Off" kissing contest at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, which lasted for nearly five days in June 1974.
    Daily Herald File Photo / June, 1974

  • Vinnie Toro and Louise Heath of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. ended up beating the 10 other couples in "The Great Kiss Off" at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg with their record-breaking time of 114 hours and 1 minute in June 1974.

      Vinnie Toro and Louise Heath of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. ended up beating the 10 other couples in "The Great Kiss Off" at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg with their record-breaking time of 114 hours and 1 minute in June 1974.
    Daily Herald File Photo / June, 1974

  • Vinnie Toro of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., half of the winning couple, stretches during a 5-minute break at "The Great Kiss Off" at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg in June 1974.

      Vinnie Toro of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., half of the winning couple, stretches during a 5-minute break at "The Great Kiss Off" at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg in June 1974.
    Daily Herald File Photo / June, 1974

  • Couples in the heat of competition during "The Great Kiss Off" contest at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg in June 1974.

      Couples in the heat of competition during "The Great Kiss Off" contest at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg in June 1974.
    Daily Herald File Photo / June, 1974

  • Eleven couples began the five-day-long "Great Kiss Off" kissing contest at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg in June 1974.

      Eleven couples began the five-day-long "Great Kiss Off" kissing contest at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg in June 1974.
    Daily Herald File Photo / June, 1974

  • Eleven couples began the five-day-long "Great Kiss Off" kissing contest at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg in June 1974.

      Eleven couples began the five-day-long "Great Kiss Off" kissing contest at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg in June 1974.
    Daily Herald File Photo / June, 1974

  • One couple rehydrates while not letting their lips part during "The Great Kiss Off" kissing contest at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg in June 1974.

      One couple rehydrates while not letting their lips part during "The Great Kiss Off" kissing contest at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg in June 1974.
    Daily Herald File Photo / June, 1974

  • Couples don't have a second to spare during one of the hourly 5-minute breaks of "The Great Kiss Off" kissing contest at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg in June 1974.

      Couples don't have a second to spare during one of the hourly 5-minute breaks of "The Great Kiss Off" kissing contest at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg in June 1974.
    Daily Herald File Photo / June, 1974

  • Eleven couples started the five-day-long "Great Kiss Off" kissing contest at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg in June 1974.

      Eleven couples started the five-day-long "Great Kiss Off" kissing contest at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg in June 1974.
    Daily Herald File Photo / June, 1974

  • Louise Heath and Vinnie Toro of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. were the ultimate winners of "The Great Kiss Off" at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg after 114 hours and 1 minute.

      Louise Heath and Vinnie Toro of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. were the ultimate winners of "The Great Kiss Off" at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg after 114 hours and 1 minute.
    Daily Herald File Photo / June, 1974

  • An apparently intimate moment is witnessed by thousands during "The Great Kiss Off" kissing contest at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg in June 1974.

      An apparently intimate moment is witnessed by thousands during "The Great Kiss Off" kissing contest at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg in June 1974.
    Daily Herald File Photo / June, 1974

  • An apparently intimate moment is witnessed by thousands during "The Great Kiss Off" kissing contest at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg in June 1974.

      An apparently intimate moment is witnessed by thousands during "The Great Kiss Off" kissing contest at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg in June 1974.
    Daily Herald File Photo / June, 1974

  • Eleven couples began "The Great Kiss Off" kissing contest at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg in June 1974, but only one ultimately held out for 114 hours and 1 minute.

      Eleven couples began "The Great Kiss Off" kissing contest at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg in June 1974, but only one ultimately held out for 114 hours and 1 minute.
    Daily Herald File Photo / June, 1974

 

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