Josephine Baker Framed Photo W/ Quote

Josephine Baker Framed Photo W/ Quote Josephine Baker (born Freda Josephine McDonald , naturalised French Josephine Baker ; 3 June 1906 – 12 April 1975) was an American-born French entertainer,  French Resistance agent, and civil rights activist. Her career was centered primarily in Europe, mostly in her adopted France. She was the first Black woman to star in a major motion picture, the 1927 silent film Siren of the Tropics.

During her early career, Baker was renowned as a dancer, and was among the most celebrated performers to headline the revues of the Folies Bergere in Paris. Her performance in the revue Un vent de folie in 1927 caused a sensation in the city. Her costume, consisting of only a short skirt of artificial bananas and a beaded necklace, became an iconic image and a symbol both of the Jazz Age and the Roaring Twenties.

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Josephine Baker Framed Photo W/ Quote: “I want to live in Peace surrounded by children and animals.”