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Josephine Baker: Image and Icon
BornFreda Josephine McDonaldin St. Louis, Missouri, in 1906,Josephine Bakerran away from home at age thirteen to join a traveling road show. Later, after touring the country as a dancer, she left the United States for Paris. There, she starred in the groundbreaking musical revue La Revue Negre and quickly became the toast of Paris and Europe. Her versatility and flair for ...more
Hardcover, 159 pages
Published April 1st 2006 by Reedy Press
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A remarkable source if you are interested in the famous African-American entertainer Josephine Baker, who took Paris, and all of Europe by storm. Baker helped to to define an era -- or did it define her? This books has excellent essays by scholars Bennetta Jules-Rosette and Tyler Stovall, as well as by Olivia Lahs-Gonzalez, director of The Sheldon Art Galleries in St. Louis, site of the Baker exhibit that inspired the book. This coffee-table books also features many famous as well as little-know ...more