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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. Photography is stupid and BORING i hate this class!!!!!!!😦


    January 5, 2011 at 12:57 pm

  2. […] 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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  5. Huxley, Dali…:) Köszönöm Edit!🙂

    Gabriella Vincze

    March 26, 2012 at 8:08 pm

  6. […] 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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  8. Seems like Philippe Halsman’s Jump was the inspiration 4 Robert Longo?????

    Michael Falasco

    December 16, 2014 at 10:43 pm

  9. […] a side note, I love Halsman’s jump photos and think that the next time you take someone’s picture, you should require them to […]

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