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LIFE's Stroboscopic Portraits by Gjon Mili

Drummer Gene Krupa at Gjon Mili's studio, 1941.

It's About Time: Mili's Marvelous Photos

In honor of the idea of Daylight Savings Time — a practice that, in effect, adds a bit more daylight into most everyone’s routine — and fully aware that the true nature of time remains, and will likely always remain, an unknowable mystery, LIFE.com offers a selection of marvelous photographs, stroboscopic and otherwise, by the great Gjon Mili.