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5 edition of Josephine Baker found in the catalog.

Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker

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Published by Little, Brown in Boston, Mass .
Written in English

    Places:
  • France
    • Subjects:
    • Baker, Josephine, 1906-1975,
    • Dancers -- France -- Biography,
    • African American entertainers -- France -- Biography

    • Edition Notes

      Statementcompilation by Bryan Hammond based on his personal collection ; theatrical biography by Patrick O"Connor.
      GenreBiography.
      ContributionsHammond, Bryan., O"Connor, Patrick, 1949-
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsGV1785.B3 J67 1991
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxv, 304 p. :
      Number of Pages304
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1899103M
      ISBN 100821218603
      LC Control Number90086208


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Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker (Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Books) by Patricia Hruby Powell and Christian Robinson | out of 5 stars   That book, written inalso said Josephine had to go to Paris to become famous.

Later, I discovered the other books, some filled with myths Josephine had. "I opened this picture book and was completely amazed."—ReaderTotz "Honors the colorful exuberance of both the Jazz era and Baker's life."—Booklist.

From the Publisher ★ 02/01/ Gr 5–8—This charming biography invites readers to step inside the vibrant and spirited world of performer and civil rights advocate, Josephine : Chronicle Books LLC. Josephine Baker Love Alone People Together I remember when Lindbergh arrived in Paris, I was one of the first persons to know about his landing, because as the French people know that I was born in St.

Louis, thinking I would be very proud to announce it to the public, they gave me the news :   Josephine Baker, American-born French dancer and singer who symbolized the beauty and vitality of black American culture, which took Paris by storm in the s.

Baker grew up fatherless and in poverty. Between the ages of 8 and 10 she was out. Early Life. Baker was born Freda Josephine McDonald on June 3,in St.

Louis, Missouri. Her mother, Carrie McDonald, was a washerwoman who had Born: World renowned performer, World War II spy, and activist are few of the titles used to describe Josephine Baker. One of the most successful African American performers in French history, Baker’s career illustrates the ways entertainers can use their platforms to change the world.

On June 3,Freda Josephine McDonald was born in St. Louis. Josephine Baker sought to live a life outside the color line, in a world where her superb talent and spirited, superior heart could triumph.

She got her break in segregated Vaudeville and made it to the big time, but criticism grounded in the color of her skin was common. Sara Josephine Baker (Novem – Febru ) was an American physician notable for making contributions to public health, especially in the immigrant communities of New York fight against the damage that widespread urban poverty and ignorance caused to children, especially newborns, is perhaps her most lasting legacy.

Inshe noted that babies born in the United Born: NovemPoughkeepsie, New York. Josephine Baker () Queen of the Stage.

Rose from dire poverty and violence to become the greatest black entertainer of all time – Michael Jackson, Madonna, and Angelina Jolie all rolled into one. If you own the book, you get access to over 5, images of concept art, reference imagery, and alternate version illustrations.

Josephine Baker's cultural legacy is still alive beyond the hundredth anniversary of her birth in It exists in live performances, art, photography, fashion, film, literature, and social Author: Bennetta Jules-Rosette.

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Based on twenty years of research and thousands of interviews, this authoritative biography of performer Josephine Baker () provides a candid look at her Free shipping over $ Josephine Baker belonged onstage: vibrant, volcanic, fearless.

She shimmied and shook from East St. Louis to Broadway—the only black dancer ever to front the Ziegfeld Follies—barred from the white performers’ entrance. In France she experienced integration and became an international sensation. Biography: Where did Josephine Baker grow up.

Josephine Baker was born Freda Josephine McDonald on June 3, in St. Louis, Missouri. Her father was a vaudeville drummer named Eddie Carson who abandoned Josephine and her mother, Carrie McDonald, at an early age. With her father gone, Josephine had a difficult childhood.

Josephine Baker’s Rainbow Tribe To prove that racial harmony was possible, the dancer adopted 12 children from around the globe—and charged admission to watch them : Rebecca Onion. Josephine Baker was born Freda Josephine McDonald in St.

Louis, MO, in to Carrie McDonald, a laundress, and Eddie Carson, a musician. Her early life hinted at her future career. She first danced for the public on the streets of St.

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Enhance Your Book Club 1. Josephine Baker’s emergence as a black ingénue in Paris came about at the height of the flapper movement, a time in history when young women were repudiating conservative Victorian culture by listening to jazz, smoking, and embracing their newfound liberation through short skirts, cropped hair, and cosmetics Brand: Gale, A Cengage Company.

Josephine Baker on stage in Berlin. Baker was born Freda Josephine McDonald in in the Mill Creek valley, west of Union Station. She was a. Josephine Baker Tour. Review of Ricki Stevenson's Black Paris Tours. Reviewed Ap I so enjoyed the education about General Alexandre Dumas,Richard Wright and the trip to Josephine Bakers first mansion where we allowed to walk the grounds was absolutely magical.

This is a tour not to be missed. Date of experience: April /5(). Author extraordinaire, Jones’s novel Josephine Baker’s Last Dance although classified as fiction, Jones wrote the book with the accomplished knowledge and precision of Josephine Baker’s life.

I specifically took notes once I was lured into the novel and held captive for the sole purpose of going back to Josephine Baker’s life and fact. 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.

Her performing days numbered, Josephine Baker did something outrageous: she transformed her chateau into a theme park whose main attraction was her Rainbow Tribe -- 12 children from around the globe, adopted as the family of the future.

Matthew Pratt Guterl concludes that Baker was a serious activist, determined to make a positive difference. Creating a floating pool on the River Seine was a daring venture.

The giant barge housing the Josephine Baker swimming pool is moored next to the Bibliothèque François Mitterrand in the 13th arrondissement. The pool is 25 metres long and 10 metres wide, with four lanes open to swimmers of all levels. Meet Josephine Baker, the world-famous entertainer, activist, and French Resistance agent in this true story of her life.

Part of the beloved Little People, BIG DREAMS series, this inspiring and informative little biography follows the incredible life of Josephine Baker, from growing up in St. Louis, Missouri, during segregation to defying expectations and performing on the stage in Paris.

As for her queer life—well, most of the biographies, including her own memoirs (ghost-written by others) and the HBO film bio The Josephine Baker Story, starring Lynn Whitfield, simply ignore it. The huge exception is Jean-Claude Baker’s book Josephine: The Hungry Heart. Jean-Claude knew Josephine well.

Josephine Baker was an American-born French dancer and actress. This biography provides detailed information about her childhood, life, career and timeline.

Born in: St. Louis, Missouri, U.S. Proclaimed to be 'the most sensational woman anyone ever saw' by Ernest Hemingway, Josephine Baker was one of the most successful entertainers in France. A new book, “Josephine Baker and the Rainbow Tribe” by Matthew Pratt Guterl, is about another irresistible part of the Baker story — her adoption of 12 children of various colors and.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Originally published: London: J. Cape, "A Bulfinch Press book." Description: xv, pages. Meet Josephine Baker, the world-famous entertainer, activist and French Resistance agent in this true story of her life. Part of the beloved Little People, BIG DREAMS series, this inspiring and informative little biography follows the incredible life of Josephine Baker, from growing up in St.

Louis, Missouri, during segregation to defying expectations and performing on the stage in Paris /5(49). In exuberant verse and stirring pictures, Patricia Hruby Powell and Christian Robinson create an extraordinary portrait for young people of the passionate performer and civil rights advocate Josephine Baker, the woman who worked her way from the slums of St.

Louis to the grandest stages in the world. Meticulously researched by both author and artist, Josephine's powerful story of struggle. A new musical Josephine premieres in April which chronicles the life and times of Josephine Baker. Inspired by Stephen Papich’s book Remembering Josephine, the musical explores the star’s life in Paris betweenincluding her time as part of the French Resistance during WWII and her affair with Swedish Crown Prince Gustav VI.

Segregated American clubs were willing to let African-American dancer Josephine Baker (–) perform, but they wouldn’t let her use the front door.

Powell (Frog Brings Rain) chooses a. The Josephine Baker Story (Book): Wood, Ean: An in-depth portrait of the legendary entertainer describes Baker's early life, her rise to success in the world of French theater, her work for the Red Cross, her battle against racism, and her difficult final years.

Discover the fascinating and singular life story of Josephine Baker actress, singer, dancer, Civil Rights activist, member of the French Resistance during WWII, and a woman dedicated to erasing prejudice and creating a more equitable world.

In this illuminating biographical novel, Sherry Jones brings to life Josephine's early years in servitude and poverty in America, her rise to fame as a. Just a few seconds of the amazing Josephine Baker performing, sans top, wearing ostrich plumes (circa ).

Looks like a variation on the Charleston. Incredibly rare clip, most likely a short-subject reel seen only in French theaters. This surfaced a few years ago as part of a rather snide British docu about fame and celebrities.

Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Author of Joséphine, Les mémoires de Joséphine Baker, Josephine, Josephine, Les mémoires, Une vie de toutes les couleurs, Josephine, Josephine Baker and her company.

In December, I read a review in the New York Times about Fighting for Life, a autobiography by Sara Josephine Baker that recently was re-released. A medical doctor and New York City public health official, Baker is said to have saved “90, babies." I was intrigued.

I’m a scholar and teacher of the medical humanities; I have a keen.Josephine Baker, an African American French expatriate dancer and singer, was born on this date in Baker was born Freda Josephine MacDonald in St.

Louis. Her father was a drummer and her mother was a washerwoman. At age eight, Baker began working as a maid and by she had left home and separated from the first of five husbands.