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How lovely! Supposedly she spoke in English with a French accent, and when she ate dinner at the White House, one of the black maids brought up the accent thing and said that she should talk the way she was born to talk. But Josephine just said that that was how she talked in English.

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great new photos!

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I live in St Louis, which is where Josephine Baker was born, and this summer a gallery here is having a Josephine Baker exhibit!!!!! A local university is also having a Josephine Baker film festival. I can't wait!

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I live in St Louis, which is where Josephine Baker was born, and this summer a gallery here is having a Josephine Baker exhibit!!!!! A local university is also having a Josephine Baker film festival. I can't wait!
Lucky! I've only seen "Princesse Tam Tam", she's so beautiful in it! I also want to see "La Sirene des Tropiques". Has anyone else seen any of her movies?

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New photos....

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I also found this vintage Josephine Baker letter holder on ebay...
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More new photos....last ones I could find

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What an incredible and inspirational woman!
She is far more worthy of celebrity status than anyone in Hollywood today...

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Brace yourselves!! I have found over 200 new photos!! I'll try and post in chronological order over the next few days...

One night Caroline Dudley, a wealthy black producer, visited the club in an effort to recruit singer Ethel Waters, who was featured there, for La Revue Negre, a black revue Dudley wanted to take to Paris. But Waters declined, so Dudley took Baker instead. She had admired Baker in Shuffle Along. For the new group that Dudley was organizing, Baker wanted to sing, but Dudley wanted her as a comic. After persuading Dudley to raise her weekly salary from $125 to $200 (a considerable sum in 1925) Baker agreed. The troupe set sail for France on September 22. La Revue Negre opened at the Theatre des Champs Elysees in Paris (on October 2nd, 1925) and was received with enthusiasm. French audiences' fascination with black culture was apparently based on dubious impressions (Baker remarked that "the white imagination sure is something when it comes to blacks") and La Revue Negre catered to that fascination with exaggerated stereotypes. When the theater owners decided that something exotic needed to be added to the tap dancing and blues singing, they hit on the idea of a more "authentic" dance and called it the "Danse Sauvage" (the Savage Dance). Baker was featured in the "Danse Sauvage" with a male partner, Joe Alex. Their costumes consisted of feathers and not much else; Baker wore only a feather skirt. She became an overnight sensation.

Photo of Baker and Joe Alex in their "Danse Sauvage" costumes (so basically the photo of what started her success). Also posting the first poster that was made for this show...Josephine posed for the artist Paul Colin for this poster.

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So her first show was in early October 1925, but she was already posing for lots of photos, as these are also from 1925.

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More from 1925...

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By the fall of 1926 ''there were Josephine Baker dolls, costumes, perfumes, pomades.''

Photos from 1926: Dressed: costume for a comedy skit; Nude: more posing for artist Paul Colin.

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