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Halsman’s Jumpology

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Phillippe Halsman had 101 Life covers to his credit when he died in 1979 by his greatest passion has been to photograph jumping people. In 1959, he published Philippe Halsman’s Jump Book (below), which contained a tongue-in-cheek discussion of jumpology and 178 photographs of celebrity jumpers.

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Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis                                                 English Actress Hattie Jacques

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Brigitte Bardot                                                                     Elenor Ford (Mrs. Edsel Ford)

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Bob Hope                                                                                    John Steinback

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Colette Marchand                                                                Salvador Dali

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Halsman with Monroe                                                      Marilyn Monroe for LIFE

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Judge Learned Hand                                                                Aldous Huxley

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The Duke and Duchess of Windsor                                                   British Labor Party Leader Hugh Gaitskell

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Dr. Robert Oppenheimer Maurice Chevalier

Written by Alex Selwyn-Holmes

May 29, 2009 at 8:23 am

Posted in Society

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  1. It is ashame that this collection didn’t include perhaps the most famouse jumper of all the inventor of the Trampoline George Nissen, who is still jumping today in his 90s

    Chris E

    October 1, 2009 at 10:17 am

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  2. This collection its important, even the missing Mr. Nissen.
    I do find the shot of Dr. Hoppenheimer describing his genius, he designs the circle of the Sky and the Earth, used most in Japanese Sword’s tradition (Ten/chin).

    susiccu

    October 5, 2009 at 1:11 pm

  3. [...] post here and here Posted by jillian Filed in Uncategorized Leave a Comment [...]

  4. [...] so love the pic below.  it reminds me of philippe halsman’s jumpology pics, one of my most fav things that ever happened in photography!!  he would show up to take pics of [...]

  5. [...] Phillippe Halsman’s Jump book at the Iconic Photos blog. [...]

  6. [...] [...]

    Anonymous

    March 18, 2010 at 10:58 am

  7. [...] devo difendere l’onore di un fotografo geniale della cricca stellare di Life degli anni 50: Philippe Halsman che ha fatto saltare [...]

  8. [...] 20, 2010 De Life-fotograaf Phillippe Halsman had een ware passie voor springende [...]

  9. [...] Philippe Halsman (1906-1979) was born in Riga, Latvia and he was one of the best portrait photographers worldwide. To have a look at a small part of his work, Jumpology, click here. [...]

  10. that is fabulous – I as looking for a picture of Hattie Jacques and that it just perfect.

    Maddy

    April 23, 2010 at 3:11 pm

  11. So rad! Thanks for posting!

    rubylee1776

    April 25, 2010 at 3:49 pm

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  13. [...] Source Related Posts :Dali's MustachePhotography by Levi Van VeluwPhotography by Sven PrimCreative photography by Koen DemuynckCreative photography by Ivo MayrBy Blogsdna Tagged as: Art, jumping celebrities, Phillippe Halsman, photography [...]

  14. [...] and see more on the art and joys of jumping here, here, and here. Email [...]

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    June 2, 2010 at 6:25 pm

  15. cool post! thanks!

    JaytheChicken

    June 6, 2010 at 1:49 pm

  16. [...] images from Halsman’s Book ~ Jumpology, and the NYT Review of the exhibition ‘Philippe Halsman: Jump’ at the Laurence Miller [...]

  17. [...] Evening Post — Halsman would take a picture for his personal portfolio, which he published as Philippe Halsman’s Jump Book in [...]

  18. [...] Invite your guests to follow suit. (You can see more jumping for joy photos, by Phillippe Halsman here.) [...]

  19. [...] fotógrafo Philippe Halsman, que morreu em 1979, tinha uma paixão por fotografar as pessoas pulando. Lançou em 1959, o livro [...]

  20. I HATE photography

    Jordan

    January 5, 2011 at 12:56 pm

  21. Photography is stupid and BORING i hate this class!!!!!!! :(

    Karlie

    January 5, 2011 at 12:57 pm

  22. [...] tratar de no controlar la expresión. Memorables fotos de la magnética Marilyn Monroe, sesiones de jumpology… con vosotros Philippe Halsman. [ ♫ floating ] 18143Commentarios [...]

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  25. Huxley, Dali…:) Köszönöm Edit! :)

    Gabriella Vincze

    March 26, 2012 at 8:08 pm

  26. [...] seen some pictures of celebrities by Philippe Halsman named “Jump”? No? Take a look here.So, I think we can make an Art of Jumpology.“When you ask a person to jump, his attention is [...]


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