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La Roulotte - Chez Django Reinhardt in Color.

Svanis1337Svanis1337 ✭✭✭
edited February 2015 in Photos
I thought this might be of interest to some. Photo by Frank Scherschel circa 1944. Frank Scherschel was a photographer during D-Day, and took color photos in France during its liberation, following the US Army.

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  • Andrew UlleAndrew Ulle Cleveland, OH✭✭✭ Antoine DiMauro modele Django
    Hey - who's the hot chick on the horse? Sorry, I couldn't resist... I'll delete if anyone is offended.
    :)>-
    pickitjohn
  • rimmrimm Ireland✭✭✭✭ Paul doyle D hole, washburn washington
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    I got a fever and the only prescription is more cowbell
  • Lango-DjangoLango-Django Niagara-On-The-Lake, ONModerator
    In 2013 I was at the Place Pigalle looking for the location, and I THINK I found it... but if some nice person in Paris were to take a picture of what the site looks like right now, that would be nice...
    I live in a little tourist town called Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario, Canada, which is about twenty miles north of Niagara Falls.

    If you are ever planning on visiting the beautiful Niagara area, feel free to PM me and perhaps we can get together and do some jamming.
  • MatteoMatteo Sweden✭✭✭✭ JWC Modele Jazz, Lottonen "Selmer-Maccaferri"
    The flag to the right is similar to the Corsican Flag, but not exactly the same. I wonder what the story is behind it.
    Ça ne veut rien dire si ça ne swingue pas
  • Hi,
    Thanks for this beautiful colour photo!!!

    Here it what the place looked in November 2007. The Corsican flag is probably linked to the fact that before it was sold to Django the place was run by Lulu de Montmartre (her real name was Franchi and she was corsican). It is not impossible that it was a sign that the place was Under the protection of the corsican maffia.

    Best

    François RAVEZ
    Svanis1337
  • Beautiful, François!
  • MatteoMatteo Sweden✭✭✭✭ JWC Modele Jazz, Lottonen "Selmer-Maccaferri"
    Yes François, that seems likely. Thanks for the background information!
    Ça ne veut rien dire si ça ne swingue pas
  • Hi Svanis,
    Are there other interesting Paris colour photos by Franck Scherchel available. May be a site?
    They remind me of the photos by photographer André ZUCCA, a french collaborationnist who was shooting Paris in colour for the german propaganda magazine "Signal".

    Best

    François RAVEZ
  • KarenAnnKarenAnn Virginia✭✭
    @rimm, your can of worms is too funny!
    My only problem with the hot chick, is envy, :-).
    pickitjohnBucorimm
  • AndyWAndyW Glasgow Scotland UK✭✭✭ Clarinets & Saxes- Selmer, Conn, Buescher, Leblanc et.al. // Guitars: Gerome, Musicalia, Bucolo et. al.
    62 Rue Jean Baptiste, Pigalle.
    Looks, today, like the girl is still dancing there, but the horse has gone...
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