Monthly Archives: April 2014

Philippe Halsman – Jump

Philippe Halsman (Filips Halsmans; 2 May 1906 – 25 June 1979 New York City) Philippe Halsman’s; he of the famous Marilyn Monroe portrait in a white dress, Dali’s flying cats, famous portraits of Brando, Hitchcock, and Einstein.

In the early 50’s Halsman was assigned to shoot a bunch famous comedians (Milton Berle, Sid Ceaser, Groucho, et al) He loved the way they were always moving and jumping. Halsman commented, “When you ask a person to jump, his attention is mostly directed toward the act of jumping and the mask falls so that the real person appears.”. The photographer developed a philosophy of jump photography, which he called jumpology. He published Philippe Halsman’s Jump Book in 1959, which contained a tongue-in-cheek discussion of jumpology and 178 photographs of celebrity jumpers. Here are a few of those.

Anthony Perkins

Anthony Perkins

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

Martin and Lewis

Martin and Lewis

Groucho Marx

Groucho Marx

Eva Marie Saint

Eva Marie Saint

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

Donald O'Conner

Donald O’Conner

Eartha Kitt

Eartha Kitt

André Breton

André Breton

Dali

Dali

Duke & Dutchess of Windsor

Duke & Dutchess of Windsor

Brigitte Bardot

Brigitte Bardot

Nixon

Nixon

Diana Dors

Diana Dors

J. Fred Muggs

J. Fred Muggs

Shirley McClaine

Shirley McClaine

Swedish Dance Bands – 1970’s

I blame ABBA.

The Gert Jonnys, not to be confused w/ The Gert Johnnys

The Gert Jonnys, not to be confused w/ The Gert Johnnys

Lasse Stefanz

Lasse Stefanz

Pelles

Pelles

Apells

Apells

Jan Kjellners - In your mother's housecoat

Jan Kjellners – In your mother’s housecoat

Sven-Erics

Sven-Erics

Gomaans

Gomaans

Ninnis

Ninnis

Thorliefs

Thorleifs

Gordie

Gordie

Tickies

Tickies

Saints

Saints

Flamingo

Flamingo

Zenits

Zenits

Wallonerna

Wallonerna

Tommy Elfs

Tommy Elfs

Giggens

Giggens

Giggins - Part 2, 1 ball

Giggins – Part 2, 1 ball

Teddy Boys

Teddy Boys

Wextoos

Wextoos

Zigana

Zigana

Kjell-Akes

Kjell-Akes

Gert Jonnys - Pt 2, on the links

Gert Jonnys – Pt 2, on the links

Hux-Flux

Hux-Flux