Josephine Baker c. 1933
Josephine Baker c. 1927
Josephine Baker by Studio Piaz (Paris, 1930s)
Josephine Baker dancing at the Folies Bergère in Paris (1927)
“Fatou” by Olivia De Berardinis
Josephine Baker - La Revue Des Revues(1927)
I love this clip - you get a sense from it what people meant when they said she could move as if she had no bones.
Our Lady of the Tropics.
Josephine Baker 1920’s
Josephine Baker was the first African American female to star in a motion picture, to integrate an American concert hall, and to become a world-famous entertainer. Not only was Josephine beautiful, but she brought incredible amounts of change to the US for African Americans. After growing up being abused by her white female employer, Josephine went to to live as a child of the streets, using street performances to support herself. She soon became the “highest paid chorus girl in vaudeville”. Josephine Baker is as timeless as her Civil Rights efforts and for that we find her as sexy as her performances are famous.
Have you had Josephine Baker yet? Lady and non-European and totally adorably sexy.
I’ve already had this photo on my dash, but as Josephine Baker is one of my all time crushes, she gets a reblog. Not just gorgeous, not just a great dancer, but also a woman of tremendous moral and physical courage.