Red Skelton - Jump Book Portrait


Richard "Red" Skelton (July 18, 1913 – September 17, 1997) was an American comedy entertainer. He was best known for his national radio and television acts between 1937 and 1971, and as host of the television program The Red Skelton Show. He has stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work in radio and television, and also appeared in burlesque, vaudeville, films, nightclubs, and casinos, all while he pursued an entirely separate career as an artist.

Philippe Halsman's _Jump Book_ by Philippe Halsman, Mike Wallace (Introduction)
Where other portraitists were content to have their subjects sit for them, Philippe Halsman had his jump, an action which he felt caused the real self of his illustrious sitters to come out. Famous sitters included in the book are Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, Brigitte Bardot and Richard Nixon.

14" x 11" original silver print with Halsman's stamp on the reverse. No date noted.

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