Photos of the Day: Famous and Prominent People Taking a Big Leap of Faith!

Photos of the Day: Famous and Prominent People Taking a Big Leap of Faith!

Photography by:  Philippe Halsman

This is a series of quirky, fun-filled vintage photographs taken by Philippe Halsman five decades ago of movie stars, politicians, royalty, entertainers, artists and authors.  Halsman had the bold and unconventional idea back in the 1950’s to ask the famous and prominent people he was commissioned to photograph once the formal sessions were over, to jump!  The results were amazing, as each subject interpreted this bizarre request in their own unique way, often defying their typical public image.  Marilyn Monroe, Lena Horne, Merce Cunningham, Salvador Dali, Weegee, Richard Nixon, and even the Duke and Duchess of Windsor agreed to take the leap of faith.

The Photography of Philippe Halsman

Slide Show: Famous and Prominent People Taking a Big Leap of Faith!

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