ABOUT GUELYLAND

"One of the smallest , independent kingdoms in the ciberuniverse. Nothing fancy. Population? Just me, myself and my jaguars, my movies and my books (and, at this very moment, YOU). Hided and secret like Skull Island or Opar, the ancients in Guelyland use to read the scrools of a minor god called Voor-Hes.
Most of the treasures of Guelyland are made of paper, plastic and vinyl.Guelyland dreams with expanding in deep more then in surface. The music of Nik Kershaw has been heard here. There are apes, lots of apes in Guelyland. Woody Allen and Bob Hope visit it quite often. Here we love books (the Kingdoms Library is both celebrated and secret) Here we are atheists but very tolerant and think of god a bit too often and much. Guelyland is, the stuff my dreams are made of..."

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Monday, January 11, 2010

HALSMAN, THE LATVIAN JUMPER

The Master and the Star

I liked his pictures since i don't remember well. One of the first photografers i care to learn his name (the first was Ansel Adams). The lot of postcards, books and old Life magazines I keep talk about my pleasure for his work. Just have to confess I didn't know about the fact that he was in jail when he was very young acussed of killing his father and that some 20th Century icons like Einstein, Freud and Mann, where on his side.
Anyway, Philippe Halsman (Riga, 1906- New York, 1979) was one the giant famous portrait photografers (other one could be Avedon but i have to say that i have a softer spot for the Latvian one). He became very popular for making jump royalty, politicians and stars and catching them in the act on the air.
So without further ado. Some classic shots of the master of some cool guys I just can't have enough here, in Guelyland.


"I drifted into photography like one drifts into prostitution. First I did it to please myself, then I did it to please my friends, and eventually I did it for the money."- Philippe Halsman



MM from and ultra famous session


Barefoot Marilyn


MM during an interview


A teen BB


Just... whistle


Paulette Godard (... Lucky Chaplin)




Perkins


Brando


Hope


Durante


Berle



And as they say in Life: "Just one more!"


11 comments:

candy for suicide. said...

like. very much.

#167 Dad said...

Jumping Jimmy Durante is awesome.

Anonymous said...

jumping Jimmy Durante is awesome.

#167 Dad said...

jumping jimmy durante is awesome...

Guely of Sweden said...

Awesome indeed! And you can almost hear him saying in his rusty voice: "Wait a minute, WAAAIT a minute!"

Gigi Peligro said...

las fotos muy bonitas!

Ana Márquez said...

No había boca más bella que la de Lauren Bacall.

A kiss, Miguel, how are you? :-) I love the mouth of Bacall and the eyes of Marilyn. El cuerpo bamboleante impidía que el expectador se fijara en esa triste y melancólica mirada que la volvía tan bella y sugerente.
Besitos.

Dave said...

Nada mi recordado amigo Mr Jones...!
En efecto, señor Guely del fallo... así hay una ENTRADA de Jose Luis Borges, sino que me confundí de espacio-tiempo, puede usted ver el TEMA en un nwe updtae in my site...!!
No te olvides de visitarlo.. gracias por la ojeada... y saludos a todos los hermanos eunucos y cenobitas!!

Guely of Sweden said...

Si las fotos son bonitas GiGia y es que el tío Halsman, era particularmente bueno. Y con qué modelos frente al lente, no?

Guely of Sweden said...

Ana y por ahi tengo una postal en que bogart está en medio de las dos en una cena o gala. Si algún día aprendo photoshop lo saco y me pongo en su lugar!

Guely of Sweden said...

David, algunos necesitan un bikini para jalar atención, a mi me mencionas al abuelo Borges y ya me tienes en camino! :)

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