About

I found it hard to write in first person and my life is nothing exceptional but these are:

Django Reinhardt

Born in Liberchies, Pont-à-Celles, Belgium, Reinhardt spent most of his youth in gypsy encampments close to Paris, playing banjo, guitar and violin from an early age professionally at Bal-musette halls in Paris. He started first on the violin and eventually moved on to a banjo-guitar that had been given to him and his first known recordings (in 1928) were of him playing the banjo (a banjo guitar has six strings tuned in standard guitar tuning).
At the age of 18 Reinhardt was injured in a fire that ravaged the caravan he shared with Bella, his first wife. They were very poor, and to supplement their income Bella made imitation flowers out of celluloid and paper. Consequently, their home was full of this highly flammable material. Returning from a performance late one night, Django apparently knocked over a candle on his way to bed. While his family and neighbors were quick to pull him to safety, he received first- and second-degree burns over half his body. His right leg was paralyzed and the third and fourth fingers of his left hand were badly burnt. Doctors believed that he would never play guitar again and intended to amputate one of his legs. Reinhardt refused to have the surgery and left the hospital after a short time; he was able to walk within a year with the aid of a cane.

His brother Joseph Reinhardt, an accomplished guitarist himself, bought Django a new guitar. With painful rehabilitation and practice Django relearned his craft in a completely new way, even as his third and fourth fingers remained partially paralyzed. Hence, he played all of his guitar solos with only two fingers, and managed to use the two injured digits only for chord work.

Bobby Fisher

Robert James “Bobby” Fischer (March 9, 1943January 17, 2008) was an American-born chess Grandmaster, and the eleventh World Chess Champion.

Fischer became famous as a teenager as a chess prodigy. In 1972, he became the first, and so far the only, American to win the official World Chess Championship,[1] defeating defending champion Boris Spassky in a match held in Reykjavík, Iceland. The match was widely publicized as a Cold War battle. He is often referred to as one of the greatest chess players of all time.

In 1975, Fischer failed to defend his title when he could not come to agreement with the international chess federation FIDE over the conditions for the match. He became more reclusive and played no more competitive chess until 1992, when he had a rematch with Spassky. The competition was held in Yugoslavia, which was then under a strict United Nations embargo. This led to a conflict with the US government, and he never returned to his native country.

In his later years, Fischer lived in Hungary, Germany, the Philippines and Japan. During this time he made increasingly anti-American and antisemitic statements. During the 2004–2005 time period, after his US passport was revoked, he was detained by Japanese authorities for nine months under threat of extradition. He was then granted Icelandic citizenship and released to Iceland by the Japanese authorities. He lived in Iceland from 2005 until his death in 2008.[2]

Carlo Mollino

carlo mollino (1905-1973 turin, italy)
was an professor/practitioner of architecture who could
make anything …and was an expert in all fields.
his career was highly diversified:
he was a designer of furniture and interiors, of fashion, theater
and film sets, he loved photography, writing, skiing and he liked
to play daredevil. he designed the ‘bisiluro’ racecar, which he
drove at the leman’s 24 hour race in 1954.
he redesigned the ‘osca 1100’ car series, project never went
in production.
he designed part of aeroplanes and risky acrobatic maneuvers.
women were another of the architect’s passions.

the spiritual interiorization not only of the world, but of the
ultimate reason for the existence has been the nutrient of mollino’s
entire work.
he was a student of the occult, and guided by the past, in particular,
he was fascinated by the tomb of the egyptian royal architect ’kha’
(ca. 1390-1352 B.C.E).
mollino, a lively and highly creative person loved life so much that
he wanted to replicate every aspect of it and carry it to the
kingdom of the dead.
it was known to him that ‘kha’ decorated his own future tomb
in his spare time, and that’s what mollino did with his 18th
century apartment.
in 1960, on the po river in turin, mollino took possession of
a villa, the ‘warrior’s house of rest’. he never spent a single night there.
casa mollino was his private pyramid.
an eclectic space, carefully created by his own aesthetic sense,
made up of reminiscences of his life that appear among mirrors,
lace curtains and velvet. mollino’s physical space of eternity,
decorated only with things to be taken along.

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  1. bibomedia says:

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