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Mademoiselle Baker in the Forties!!

Josephine served France during World War II in several ways. She performed for the troops, and was an honorable correspondent for the French Resistance (undercover work included smuggling secret messages written on her music sheets) and a sub-lieutenant in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force. She was later awarded the Medal of the Resistance with Rosette and named a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor by the French government for hard work and dedication.

First up are Josephine in uniform, 1940-1945.

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Performing for the troops...

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With her children in 1940...

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Marrying Jo Bouillon in 1947...

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Mlle Baker in 1948...

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I was just thinking of Josephine, mentally replacing the lyrics to "Jockey Full of Bourbon" with:

Flamingo drinking from a cocktail glass, I'm on the lawn with Willie Baker's wife


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Josephine in the 1920s by James Abbe. Photo Source:scanned by me

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She was trully a modern woman. Her marriage her choices were things that today are a little taboo

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One of her classic 1920s shots(larger version of it). Photo Credit:Bettmann

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Source of photo: Hermès

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I was at the wax museum in new york last week and to my surprise i ran into this!!

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Cool thread. Her life was very interesting but very underrated by Hollywood standards.

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because it is totally racist and demeaning, besides being a bit glamorous...

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^I have to agree seen it too many times back than,even some to this day.
"America never liked Josephine Baker,above all they resented that she'd left America. What,was she supposed to do stay here and become a maid?!"-Dorothy Dandridge

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Some favs of her. Photo Credit:Bettmann


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