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Josephine Baker in her famous banana skirt

Josephine Baker in her famous banana skirt

The fabulous and controversial 1920s cabaret dancer Josephine Baker in her famous Banana Skirt from the Folies Bergère production “Un Vent de Folie” 1927 

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2 thoughts on “Josephine Baker in her famous banana skirt

  1. ladymiss22

    She was fabulous, just watched her 1st talkie, Zou Zou … Had a fascinating life, adopted 12 kids from different countries that she called her “Rainbow Tribe” and did intelligence work for The Allies during WWII … Coretta Scott King asked her to take over her husband Martin Luther King’s position in The Civil Rights Movement after he was assassinated … It’s sad she had to leave her own country for success and freedom …

    • vilvintage Post author

      She was an incredible woman wasn’t she, and yet most people only know her because of the banana skirt! I haven’t seen that movie, I’ll check it out thanks!


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