• Created Date
  • 1939-01-23
  • Publisher
  • Springfield College
  • Description
  • An article from the Life Magazine that focuses on the "Men of Muscle"published January 23, 1939. The article includes various photographs of Springfield College gymnasts in tableaux. There is a photograph of Dr. Peter Karpovich outline the position of muscles in India ink on student Harold LeMaistre. The Tableaux in Gymnastics was originated by Leslie J. Judd, graduate, Class of 1920, and famous gymnastics coach, 1921 to 1956, of Springfield C... more
    An article from the Life Magazine that focuses on the "Men of Muscle"published January 23, 1939. The article includes various photographs of Springfield College gymnasts in tableaux. There is a photograph of Dr. Peter Karpovich outline the position of muscles in India ink on student Harold LeMaistre. The Tableaux in Gymnastics was originated by Leslie J. Judd, graduate, Class of 1920, and famous gymnastics coach, 1921 to 1956, of Springfield College. Tableaux, essentially, means living picture. It is a scene performed by costumed actors who remain silent and motionless as if in a picture. The Tableaux has been used throughout theatrical history, but was transformed by Judd to use by gymnasts during performances. The Tableaux as performed by Gymnasts at Springfield College, cover their bodies in a silver formula make-up. Each tableaux expresses an ideal or commemorates a moment. The tableaux is still performed by SC Gymnasts. Copies of this can also be found in the rare book collection at LC5171 .S51k M45 1939. less
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  • Photographs
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