You’ve only 2 days left to catch Philippe Halsman’s Jump at the Laurence Miller Gallery.  The photographer hit on a unique way to make his subjects drop their inhibitions, and the results are a marvel.  The show biz types don’t surprise nearly as much as folks like the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Richard Nixon or J. Robert Oppenheimer.  They, and others (Ed Sullivan, Aldous Huxley, etc.), make these images to savor, and contemplate.

above, Richard Nixon (I would have killed to be in the room)