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The Owsley Moment

Vivid descriptions of art on display in our part of the state

S02 E36 – Philippe Halsman – Marilyn Jumping – 1959

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This photographer asked all of his subjects to jump at the very end of a photo session, as he believed that photographs of people jumping revealed their true personality.

Research by Ruthie Shellabarger
Voiced by Gwyn Burton
Produced by Sean Ashcraft in cooperation with the David Owsley Museum of Art and the Ball State School of Art.

Music used in this episode:
Saxa – Woogie
Composed and performed by Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five

Philippe Halsman – Marilyn Jumping – 1959 – Photo by Steve Talley

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