I found this in an old filing cabinet in my basement. Click on the photos for max resolution!
Personell, left to right: Leonard Feather, Les Paul, Django Reinhardt, Lionel Hampton.
The original photo is 8x10 inch and is from the Leonard Feather Archives.
Nah, just kidding. I found it at: http://contentdm.lib.uidaho.edu/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/lfc&CISOPTR=273&CISOBOX=1&REC=2
You can see all the photos from Café Society they have at: http://contentdm.lib.uidaho.edu/cdm4/results.php?CISOOP1=any&CISOFIELD1=CISOSEARCHALL&CISOROOT=/lfc&CISOBOX1=8x10
Go to the website and you can zoom in the photo for max resolution. Grab the photo everywhere while zoomed in on max resolution and then put it together in photoshop and we'll all have a super-high resolution version of the photo!
When you try to download it'll say "getimage.exe", just rename it to "getimage.jpg" before downloading. Who's up to this task?
Another good question is if there are any footage or tape recordings from Django's time in Café Society Uptown, 1 Sheridian Square, Greenwich Village, NY.
Its owner was Barney Josephson.
"Mr. Josephson died in 1988. Two decades later, his widow, Terry Trilling-Josephson, has cobbled together a posthumous memoir. Her husband’s tape-recorded recollections and capsule oral histories from other eyewitnesses recall a cultural phenomenon that helped promote Billie Holiday, Alberta Hunter, Lena Horne, Sarah Vaughan, Big Joe Turner, Art Tatum, Mary Lou Williams, Jack Gilford, Zero Mostel, Imogene Coca, Carol Channing and more."
If he had tape-recorded recollections, there is a chance he owned a tape recorder during that time. Consumer magnetic tape recorders started production in 1948, but they existed before that.
"Free Humanities Component @ 6pm
Prior to each concert, TRIBECA will screen historic film clips of some of Cafe Society's most prominent artists. The footage is taken from the famed Dave Chertok collection, and the evenings will be narrated by his son, Michael."
The Dave Chertok Collection has 600 hours of nightclub footage and television appearances. Does it include performances from Café Society? Django Reinhardt? Who knows. Make TRIBECA has it.
Dave Chertok died in 1988.