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Joe H
08-15-2012, 05:40 AM
This has to be one of my favorite vintage uke photos. Does any one have any info on it? I would also like to know if there is somewhere I could get copy of it large enough to frame.

Thanks
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chrimess
08-15-2012, 05:45 AM
If I could tell you who she is, will you promise you won't come down upon her as the reaper?


This has to be one of my favorite vintage uke photos. Does any one have any info on it? I would also like to know if there is somewhere I could get copy of it large enough to frame.

Thanks
41750

Joe H
08-15-2012, 05:46 AM
If I could tell you who she is, will you promise you won't come down upon her as the reaper?

I promise.

The Big Kahuna
08-15-2012, 05:51 AM
http://pribek.net/2011/03/22/you-cant-make-this-stuff-up/

That's the biggest copy on the net at 250 x 608



<edit>

I lied, I found one at 279 x 700

http://www.flickr.com/photos/confetta/2731374000/in/set-72157606786349750/lightbox/



If you can persuade Gillian Anderson to pose naked with a Ukulele, I can bring my camera and see if I can recreate it for you...eventually.

The Big Kahuna
08-15-2012, 06:03 AM
Ok, I've thrown it into Photoshop and resampled it at 300 DPI instead of 100. That makes it a fair bit bigger without suffering too much. It would be possible to really tidy it up quite a bit, but that would take a couple of hours. Let me know if you want it any larger and I'll have a fettle tomorrow. It's about time I got my graphics tablet warmed up again.

Oh, if you're going to print it out, don't forget the picture is 300 DPI.

http://www.thebigkahuna.co.uk/ukebabe.jpg

seeso
08-15-2012, 06:21 AM
She really is beautiful, isn't she? Gosh.

The Big Kahuna
08-15-2012, 06:22 AM
She really is beautiful, isn't she? Gosh.

Yep. Really reminds me of Ms Anderson for some reason.

Trinimon
08-15-2012, 06:29 AM
Haha you're right, she does look like Gillian Anderson!

janeray1940
08-15-2012, 06:30 AM
I'm pretty sure this is Annette Hanshaw (http://www.jazzage1920s.com/annettehanshaw/annettehanshaw.php)... or at least a look-alike? I've seen this image used countless times to promote the uke, but for some reason the model is never identified.

The Big Kahuna
08-15-2012, 06:31 AM
Most of the problem with the picture is artefacting from a shockingly bad original scan and enlarging. I can get rid of all that and sharpen it without too much work. Having just obtained the "Extended Evaluation Version" of Photoshop CS6, I could do with trying out the new features and engine.

sim4lin
08-15-2012, 06:48 AM
It's Dorothy Sebastian.
There is a reasonable image here (http://www.doctormacro.com/Movie%20Star%20Pages/Sebastian,%20Dorothy-Annex.htm).

janeray1940
08-15-2012, 06:54 AM
It's Dorothy Sebastian.
There is a reasonable image here (http://www.doctormacro.com/Movie%20Star%20Pages/Sebastian,%20Dorothy-Annex.htm).

Mahalo for solving the mystery of who the ukulele lady is! I've been curious about this for a long, long time.

Joe H
08-15-2012, 06:54 AM
Most of the problem with the picture is artefacting from a shockingly bad original scan and enlarging. I can get rid of all that and sharpen it without too much work. Having just obtained the "Extended Evaluation Version" of Photoshop CS6, I could do with trying out the new features and engine.


Thanks for the help. If you could clean it up that would be great but don't bother if it's gonna be to much trouble. I'll just call Gillian Anderson. I don't think she's too busy.:D

Joe H
08-15-2012, 06:57 AM
It's Dorothy Sebastian.
There is a reasonable image here (http://www.doctormacro.com/Movie%20Star%20Pages/Sebastian,%20Dorothy-Annex.htm).

Hooray! She now has a name! Thanks

The Big Kahuna
08-15-2012, 07:02 AM
It's Dorothy Sebastian.
There is a reasonable image here (http://www.doctormacro.com/Movie%20Star%20Pages/Sebastian,%20Dorothy-Annex.htm).

Genius. Well done that person :)

If you want it bigger Joe, I can work with that image.

sim4lin
08-15-2012, 07:57 AM
You're welcome to all, though admittedly I lean towards Bettie Page.

seeso
08-15-2012, 08:03 AM
It's Dorothy Sebastian.
There is a reasonable image here (http://www.doctormacro.com/Movie%20Star%20Pages/Sebastian,%20Dorothy-Annex.htm).

Hooray! Thanks! :shaka:

seeso
08-15-2012, 08:06 AM
Fun Fact: Ms. Sebastian is credited as co-writer of the bluegrass standard, "The Leaves Mustn't Fall."


http://youtu.be/BkUFVW5GnZ8

Joe H
08-15-2012, 08:09 AM
If you want it bigger Joe, I can work with that image.

I think this should do, but I'll let you know if there's a problem. Thanks

Thanks also to sim4lin. I'm really surprised how quickly an answer was found.

The Big Kahuna
08-15-2012, 08:24 AM
Hooray! Thanks! :shaka:

Rather unfortunate hand movement, considering your excitement at finding a higher resolution image of the young lady ;)

seeso
08-15-2012, 08:56 AM
Rather unfortunate hand movement, considering your excitement at finding a higher resolution image of the young lady ;)

Unfortunate or apropos? :D

nelly
08-15-2012, 09:18 AM
Wow what a babe ;)

coolkayaker1
08-15-2012, 09:19 AM
It's Dorothy Sebastian.
There is a reasonable image here (http://www.doctormacro.com/Movie%20Star%20Pages/Sebastian,%20Dorothy-Annex.htm).

I'm curious now, was she married to Sebastian Cabot, who played Mr. French on A Family Affair?

chrimess
08-15-2012, 09:28 AM
Check out ukulelehunt.com- Alistair has a seperate section on uke girls.

Pippin
08-15-2012, 10:13 AM
http://www.doctormacro.com/Images/Sebastian,%20Dorothy/Annex/Annex%20-%20Sebastian,%20Dorothy_02.jpg

garyg
08-15-2012, 10:50 AM
And is that a Martin she's holding?????

Ronnie Aloha
08-15-2012, 11:00 AM
Darn, I thought it was Mrs. Bill Tapia!

Reichpapers
10-04-2012, 11:50 AM
Wait, are we talking about the girl or the uke?