Inspiration Is: Josephine Baker

Dancer, Singer & Actress Josephine Baker (June 3, 1906 – April 12, 1975) beat the odds in the 1920s! The American entertainer found herself in France and entertained the world. Due to racism, Josephine couldn’t openly entertain in the United States until 1973. The woman had confidence! She invited people to share in her art and later in life, she invited children and animals from all walks of life to live with her as a mother. Obviously, being a dancer, Josephine Baker showcased some of the most amazing costumes in pop culture including a banana tutu and enormous headdresses (MANY entertainers today have been inspired or just fully copied her looks). You must remember, at this time, there were no stylists! Artists were truly on their own when it came to bringing out their vision. In pictures, we introduce you, or remind you, of Josephine Baker.
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Beautiful? It’s all a question of luck. I was born with good legs. As for the rest… beautiful, no. Amusing, yes.
~Josephine Baker
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