Published October 1943
Dick Haymes singing.
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Philippe Halsman rejuvenated celebrity photography, pioneering experimental photography. Arriving in America with only a suitcase and camera after fleeing the Paris Nazi invasion, Halsman (1906 – 1979) soon shot a record 101 covers for “Life” magazine. He was known for provoking celebrities and photographing them jumping to reveal their spontaneous selves. Also collaborating with artist Salvador Dali for 30 years, Halsman created a famous image of Dali, water, cats and furniture frozen in midair.