Josephine Baker c. 1920s
When the same people who complain about the lack of knowledge about old film stars don’t know who Dorothy Dandridge, Lena Horne, or Josephine Baker are. imagine how it feels to know that even people who appreciate old movies don’t give black actors any consideration….Submitted by: Anonymous
Hairstyles of the 1920s created more controversy in hair fashion than in any other period of American culture. And one hairstyle, known simply as 3/4 ‘the bob’, would be at the center of this great debate. First introduced during the Great War, the bob haircut would eventually cause a revolution in the way women would wear their hair 3/4 forevermore.(x)
From left to right: Gloria Swanson, Joan Crawford, Jessie Matthews, Clara Bow, Yvonne Printemps, Pauline Stark, Constance Talmadge, Josephine Baker, Madame Lucien Lelong.
Josephine Baker takes her pet cheetah, Chiquita, for a walk (1931).
Josephine Baker, better known as a dancer, singer and comedienne from the 1920s, was a French citizen after emigrated from the less-welcoming United States. During World War II, Baker worked with the Red Cross and fed intelligence to the French Resistance. In this photograph, she looks back at wartime memorabilia collected during that time.
“I have never really been a great artist. I have been a human being that has loved art, which is not the same thing. But I have loved and believed in art and the idea of universal brotherhood so much, that I have put everything I have into them, and I have been blessed.”
-Josephine Baker (via pictopia)
Josephine Baker in the dressing room of the Johann Strauss Theatre in Vienna. 1928.
josephine. the superior.