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High Quality Rare Django Steph and Joseph Photos

Postby Richieboy » Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:55 am

In this post I will try to compile some of the rarest and high quality uncommon photos of Django and C:o. They're not among the rarest, though. Not by far. And if it has a watermark, e.g DJANGOSTATION.COM it won't make the list. Also, I prefer the images unaltered. That is, no crops. If you want more, speak to Roger. He's the holy grail of Django Reinhardt memorabilia. Definately in the top 5 including Alain Antonietto. I had a dream about him last night. He's known as TeddyDupont on these forums. (Derived from the band he's in.)

I have also updated my previous posts (Django in 1953 and Rare Django Photos with more photo alternatives and some photos from some sessions that I missed.

Django - Studio Harcourt 1944 without Harcourt logo!
Shame they're not of higher resolution, alas.

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...With Django's Autograph.

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Young Stéphane Grappelli

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Studio Harcourt, 1944.

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Django Reinhardt in the US in 1946. Exact date and location?

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Django in the US with Sonia Dimitrivich, 1946, late 1946, early 1947 or September 1945 in Paris. Yeah. One source states that. It isn't impossible.

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Django, Naguine and Babik in 1945.

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Django with Babik in 1944.

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Quintet in 1947.

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Quintet in 1936.

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Django, Studio Tronchet 1939 or 1940 (Probably latter.) Why did Frémeaux edit this image? Did they get a "bad" copy?

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This image is seen on the plaque at Django's house and on his gravestone. I've never seen the full image in detail.

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Full size image of "Django's Gypsies". 1942, 1945, 1946 or 1948. TeddyDupont says 1946.

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Django Reinhardt, Studio Savitry in 1943, 1950 or 1953.

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Django Reinhardt in Rome in 1950 with André Ekyan on Clarinet and Ralph Schecrou on Bass.

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Django Reinhardt, Where, When?

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Django, Late 1946 or early 1947, WNEW studios.

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Django at an unknown date, Postcard photo. When is it and where is it? These are the largest crops I have, and I desire to see the one, true original photograph.

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Django's mother and Joseph's children. (Django's mother drove a Citroën. :D)

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Joseph Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and Eugene Vees in the 60's. Eugene looked awesome as he got older, kind of like a sibling to Angelo Debarre.

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Joseph at Cabaret Chez Genevieve in 1949.

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Stéphane Grappelli, Documentary film?

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Young Stéph.

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Old Stéph in Hamburg, 1971.

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Alix Combelle

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André Ekyan

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Charles Delaunay

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Gusti Malha

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Gus Viseur

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Hubert Rostaing

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Louis Vola. Perhaps without him, Django would never have realized his true potential. Thanks to him, we got to see Django in a 1932 movie, although nearly 80 years after making.

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Philippe Brun

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More to come...
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Re: High Quality Rare Django Steph and Joseph Photos

Postby spatzo » Thu Aug 25, 2011 3:16 pm

Hi
Teddy always told me he was number 2!!!

Old stef 1971 is better known as joe venuti
The other photo of Django is made in Chicago in november 1946

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Re: High Quality Rare Django Steph and Joseph Photos

Postby Bigfan » Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:45 pm

Thanks for the great photos. But - the photo "Old Stéph in Hamburg, 1971" is not Stéph, its Joe Venutti.
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Re: High Quality Rare Django Steph and Joseph Photos

Postby Richieboy » Tue Aug 30, 2011 4:18 pm

Here are some more and in higher resolution:

Studio Harcourt unknown date; 1934?

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Studio Harcourt, 1944. Only four issued recordings by Django from this year. I guess he was busy tending to the newly-born Babik. Unissued remains the 1944 Bal Tabarin live sessions.

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Need I say I want that suit?
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Re: High Quality Rare Django Steph and Joseph Photos

Postby Teddy Dupont » Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:42 pm

spatzo wrote:
Teddy always told me he was number 2!!!

:shock: I thought I told you I was Number 1!!!! :roll:

My internet connections keeps cutting out so I have not been able to comment on Richieboy's photos. There are now too many so if you want info on any particular ones Richie, send me a private post and I tell you what I know.

The graphic artists are always cropping, reshaping and retouching photos that appear in books, magazines, newspapers or on CD/LP/EP covers to meet some dubious artistic criteria. It drives me nuts! Many photos are bad quality because the only copies we can now find are from old newspapers/magazines where the print quality is poor. I recently managed to get hold of a copy of "Jazz Hot" from 1938 which has those two very rare photos that appear on the front of Fremeaux Vol. 6 and still the quality is crap. :cry:
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Re: High Quality Rare Django Steph and Joseph Photos

Postby Teddy Dupont » Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:57 pm

Here is an example of a photo that I have only ever seen in one publication and the print quality of that publication is dire. The original has probably long since been lost...........or perhaps not. 8)
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Re: High Quality Rare Django Steph and Joseph Photos

Postby Teddy Dupont » Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:20 pm

......and here is one of Django and Hubert Fol climbing up the steps out of Club St Germain des Pres in 1951 exactly as it appeared in a newspaper. I think the publishers should have been severely bitch-slapped.
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Re: High Quality Rare Django Steph and Joseph Photos

Postby Richieboy » Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:43 pm

Thank you! I agree on that they should be bitch-slapped. But I guess part of the bad quality is that they had no scanners back in the day. :(
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Re: High Quality Rare Django Steph and Joseph Photos

Postby Teddy Dupont » Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:28 pm

Richieboy wrote:Thank you! I agree on that they should be bitch-slapped. But I guess part of the bad quality is that they had no scanners back in the day. :(

There can be no excuses. Bitch slapping is mandatory. Just look at this! Have these publishers no self respect? :evil:
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Re: High Quality Rare Django Steph and Joseph Photos

Postby spatzo » Mon Sep 05, 2011 5:40 pm

Django "in poor quality" looks like Bix Beiderbecke ...
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Re: High Quality Rare Django Steph and Joseph Photos

Postby Richieboy » Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:06 pm

...Daniel Nevers said that photo was taken in 1949. Whoop-de-doo. :wink:
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Re: High Quality Rare Django Steph and Joseph Photos

Postby Teddy Dupont » Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:05 am

Richieboy wrote:...Daniel Nevers said that photo was taken in 1949. Whoop-de-doo. :wink:

It was taken at the same time as this one with the English composer Michael Carr. Some souces say they were taken in 1939 when the Quintette toured the UK and the suits look much more thirties than late forties to me.
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Re: High Quality Rare Django Steph and Joseph Photos

Postby Richieboy » Tue Sep 06, 2011 3:13 pm

You'd know more about that than me. I've never doubted you. :D

I was poking fun of Nevers' ability to make errors of judgment.

That Michael Carr photo is another example of photos that were edited. Poor Carr was edited out in some copies.
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