Vintage Monday Dance Moves | The Amazing Josephine Baker

Monday, July 30, 2012

How cute is Josephine Baker? Now, there was a gal who could dance!!! *wink*

Josephine Baker (June 3, 1906 – April 12, 1975) was an American-born French dancer, singer, and actress. Born Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, Missouri, she became a citizen of France in 1937. Fluent in both English and French, Baker became an international musical and political icon. She was given such nicknames as the "Bronze Venus", the "Black Pearl", and the "Créole Goddess".
Baker was the first African American female to star in a major motion picture, Zouzou, to integrate an American concert hall, and to become a world-famous entertainer.
She became a muse for contemporary authors, painters, designers, and sculptors including Langston HughesErnest HemingwayF. Scott FitzgeraldPablo Picasso, and Christian Dior!!! via

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