Django, eigtl. Jean Baptiste R., 1910, 1953, frz. Jazzmusiker (Gitarre).
(Jean Baptiste) (1910-1953) Belgian jazz guitarist and composer. He was coleader, with Stephane Grappelli, of the Quintet du Hot Club de France 1934–39. He had a lyrical acoustic style and individual technique, and influenced many US musicians.
Max, eigtl. M. Goldmann, 1873, 1943, östr. Schauspieler, Regisseur u. Theaterleiter; 1905–32 Direktor des Dt. Theaters in Berlin; Mitgr. der Salzburger Festspiele; emigrierte 1938 nach Amerika.
(1873-1943) Austrian producer and director. His Expressionist style was predominant in German theater and film during the 1920s and 1930s. Directors such as Murnau and Lubitsch and stars such as Dietrich worked with him. He co-directed the film A Midsummer Night’s Dream 1935, a play he directed in numerous stage productions.
In 1920 Reinhardt founded the Salzburg Festival. When the Nazis came to power, he lost his theaters and, after touring Europe as a guest director, went to the US, where he produced and directed. He founded an acting school and theater workshop in Hollywood.