It all began in Toulon one day in 1930, according to how Émile Savitry remembers it. He met Django Reinhardt in a seaside café as he, Savitry, was coming back from a long trip in Polynesia, which coincided with the beginning of his career as a photographer. Savitry had been a painter and close to Surrealists like Robert Desnos and Georges Malkine.
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