funny celebrity jump shots

Marilyn Monroe

I never thought that the oh-so-famous jump shots were already a hit years ago. Will you look at that very joyful Marilyn Monroe jumping like a little cute kid.

This photo and all the others featured in this post were taken by Philippe Halsman, a Latvian photographer born in 1906 who 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 (Source: Wikipedia).

I really like what Halsman said about his view on jump shots. He commented that:

“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.”

Jump shots show the real YOU2

Audrey Hepburn

Jump shots show the real YOU3

Sophia Loren

Jump shots show the real YOU4

Grace Kelly

Jump shots show the real YOU5

Richard Nixon

Jump shots show the real YOU6

Duke & Dutchess of Windsor

funny celebrity jump shots

Lena Horne

Jump shots show the real YOU8

Benny Goodman

Jump shots show the real YOU9

Brigitte Bardot

Jump shots show the real YOU10

Salvador Dali


And now everyone, let me show you the not-so-famous “landing shot.” This happens when the photographer is not that experienced with taking jump shots.

As it turns out, the photo looks really hilarious and can’t help but laugh so hard whenever I see it.

Check it out! 🙂

funny celebrity jump shots


Try this and you’ll surely find a great smile on your face!

Ha! 🙂


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