Kiss me, Kate
Probably the most famous film spanking of all time
Kiss me, Kate (1953 film)
Fred and Lilly are a divorced pair of actors who are brought together by Cole Porter who has written a musical version of The Taming of the Shrew. Of course, the couple seem to act a great deal like the characters they play. A fight on the opening night threatens the production, as well as two thugs who have the mistaken idea that Fred owes their boss money and insist on staying next to him all night. (Musical, 109 min, colour)
Directed by: George Sidney Cast: Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ann Miller
The Action Click HERE to watch the trailer
Howard Keel puts Kathryn Grayson over his knee and spanks her bottom in front of a large audience in this stage play film. Six spanks are shown close-up on screen and several more are shown from a distance then the curtains come down. (Note the coy dress in the US poster and sexy panties in the European ones.)
Kiss me, Kate (Theatre productions)
The internet is full of stills from KMK theatre productions. Click HERE to see some samples. By any stadards, it is an enduring play. As an example, take this list of productions in 2004 just in the United Kingdom. (Click HERE for list - requires Microsoft Excel.)
Right: Posed still from the Broadway production with Alfred Drake and Patricia Morison 1958. (It is a reprise production.) If you want to see Drake and Morrison on stage in the very first onstage spanking in 1947, click HERE.
Kiss me, Kate (in the news)
The release of a spanking still for a KMK production would almost guarantee press coverage, even from the BBC! Click HERE to see just a fraction of the press coverage that the play generates.
Not surprisingly, people also exploit it in different ways. How about this message to your girlfriend? See right.