Josephine Baker

Category: Entertainment
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Ref: 13883
Price: £125.00
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Josephine Baker
Josephine Baker

American-born entertainer and singer who became a French citizen in 1937.

Baker was most noted as a singer, while in her early career she was a celebrated dancer. She was given the nicknames the "Black Venus" or the "Black Pearl", as well as the "Créole Goddess" in English-speaking nations, while in France she has always been known in the old theatrical tradition as "La Baker".

Josephine Baker is remarkable for being the first woman of African descent to star in a major motion picture, the first to integrate an American concert hall, and the first to become a world famous entertainer. She is also noted for her contributions to the Civil Rights Movement in the United States, and for being an inspiration to generations of African-American female entertainers.

This is a superb signature ("Aug 24, 1974, kind and friendly regards, Josephine Baker") in blue ink on a 5" x 5" sheet of blue notepaper. One very light horizontal correspondence fold but otherwise in very good condition. (Baker, very sadly, died less than 8 months after sending this to the fan.)

(J/S)