Jump!

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According to Life photographer Philippe Halsman when you asked a person to Jump they revealed more of who they really were. So he set out to do a series of portraits under the title ‘Jump’
The book is long out of print but the images of iconic stars of the fifties from Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis to Marilyn Monroe is still fresh and fun.
Anyone who can persuade a future President like Richard Nixon or a literary colossus like Aldous Huxley to jump in the air must have also had a lot of personal charm.

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