The Josephine Baker Story

The Josephine Baker Story From her personal life deprived childhood in racist St Louis her early marriages and her adoption of twelve children to her remarkable professional life her move to Harlem aged and into the chorus

Josephine Baker Josephine Baker born Freda Josephine McDonald, naturalised French Josphine Baker June April was an American born French entertainer, activist, and French Resistance agent.Her career was centered primarily in Europe, mostly in her adopted France During her early career she was renowned as a dancer, and was among the most celebrated performers to headline the revues of Josephine Baker Biography Biography Josephine Baker was a dancer and singer who became wildly popular in France during the s She also devoted much of her life to fighting racism Born Freda Josephine McDonald on June , Josephine Baker Josephine Baker of Josphine Baker, artiestennaam van Freda Josephine McDonald Saint Louis Missouri , juni Parijs, april was een Amerikaans Franse danseres, zangeres en actrice Josephine Baker Jose Luis Bocquet, Catel Muller Josephine Baker was nineteen years old when she found herself in Paris for the first time in Overnight, the young American dancer became the idol of the Roaring Twenties, captivating Picasso, Cocteau, Le Corbusier, and Simenon. Josphine Baker Wikipdia Josphine Baker, ne Freda Josephine McDonald le juin Saint Louis et morte le avril dans le e arrondissement de Paris, est une chanteuse, danseuse, actrice, meneuse de revue et rsistante amricaine naturalise franaise. D origine mtisse afro amricaine et amrindienne des Appalaches, elle est souvent considre comme la premire clbrit noire. Josephine Baker Josephine Baker gebrtig Freda Josephine McDonald .Juni in St Louis, Missouri April in Paris war eine US amerikanisch franzsische Tnzerin, Sngerin und Schauspielerin nahm die gebrtige Amerikanerin die franzsische Staatsbrgerschaft an. The Josephine Baker Story Various Movies TV Josephine Baker Story, The DVD Outrageous, shocking, sensational Josephine Baker Lynn Whitfield was born poor, but achieved fame and fortune through her Josphine Baker Freda Josphine Baker nata McDonald St Louis, giugno Parigi, aprile stata una cantante e danzatrice statunitense naturalizzata francese. Di origine meticcia afroamericana e amerinda degli Appalachi, sovente considerata come la prima star di colore e tra le pi acclamate vedette di Parigi.Ottenne la nazionalit francese nel , e nel corso della Seconda Josephine Baker Biography life, name, school, mother Josephine Baker was born in a poor, black ghetto of St Louis, Missouri, on June , , to twenty one year old Carrie MacDonald Her mother hoped to be a music hall dancer but was forced to make a living as a laundress Olive skinned Eddie Carson, her father, was a drummer for vaudeville shows Chez Josephine Where the Legend of Josephine Baker Lives Ideally located on West nd Street along Theatre Row, Chez Josephine is a magnet for dining before or after the theater as well as a Hell s Kitchen haven for a leisurely dinner or quick drink at the zinc bar.

  • Title: The Josephine Baker Story
  • Author: Ean Wood
  • ISBN: 9781860743948
  • Page: 127
  • Format: Paperback
  • From her personal life deprived childhood in racist St Louis, her early marriages and her adoption of twelve children to her remarkable professional life her move to Harlem aged 15 and into the chorus of Shuffle Along, her huge success on Broadway and her move to Paris in the 1920s.

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    1. Possibly the worst sentences in the book are the last two, which I will now quote: "She brought a lot of joy and excitement to a lot of people. She was a Star." So yeah, the writing is not stellar. Also, I was completely turned off any interest in Josephine Baker herself based on the awful things she did late in life (go way into debt and have the audacity to get her rich friends to pay them off for her, collect children as if completing a set--here's the black one, here's the Jew, here's the In [...]

    2. Well it was an all right book. Never quite sure how much of her own fiction came into play for actuality and what wasn't entirely. However, it doesn't really matter. A good yarn is a good yarn no matter how it is laid out. The Josephine Baker Story is a good yarn. Mind you it would be well deserved that the role she played in human rights was more publicised than it is. She was a remarkable woman, she lived in extraordinary times, that was a mixture of madness in harshness and exhilaration. The [...]

    3. This is one of the best of the many Josephine Baker biographies I've read in researching my forthcoming novel about her. However, the author gets her name wrong off the bat -- it wasn't Josephine Freda MacDonald, but Freda Josephine McDonald. Yet Ean Wood has done a fine job of synthesizing the other biographies into a single narrative, complete with exact dates of important events and detailed descriptions of Josephine's shows.

    4. I knew Josephine Baker when I was a child. She was (and is) my hero. I HAD to read this book. It is interesting and well written, but I missed details and more aspects of her personality. Maybe I read it with wrong expectations.

    5. I am really enjoyed the book. I'm not sure how much of it was actually true but if nothing else, the woman wanted to give LOVE.

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