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And, #JosephineBaker was born 111 years ago today. Most people know Baker as a performer, but she was also a civil rights activist, worked for the NAACP, was a spy(!) during the war and adopted 12(!) orphans from all over the world. She was a "one-woman multitude," a monicker Erykah Badu uses to describe herself. Way ahead of her time. Oh, she was also bisexual, even though she rejected any affiliation with the queer community… #BlackHistoryEveryday #BlackHistory365 #LGBTHistoryMonth

#JosephineBaker was an entertainer, activist, and French Resistance agent. Her initial break into show business came when she was featured in “Shuffle Along,” Broadway's first Black musical, in 1921. She played the comic "end girl" in the chorus and wound up stealing the show. Four years later, she was offered the opportunity to go to Paris and perform in La Revue Nègre. Christian Dior designed her clothing and her admirers included Ernest Hemingway and Pablo Picasso. During World War II, she served as an intelligence liaison and an ambulance driver for the French Resistance and was awarded the Medal of the Resistance and the Legion of Honor. Soon after the war, Baker toured the United States again, and this time she won respect and praise from African-Americans for her support of the Civil Rights Movement. In 1951, she refused to play to segregated audiences and, as a result, the NAACP named her its Most Outstanding Woman of the Year. She gave a benefit concert at Carnegie Hall for the NAACP, the SNCC, and CORE in 1963. Baker never had biological children, but she adopted ten sons and two daughters of various races and nationalities. She passed away on April 12, 1975 at the age of 68. On the day of her funeral, more than 20,000 people lined the streets of Paris to witness the procession, and the French government honored her with a 21-gun salute, making Baker the first American woman in history to be buried in France with military honors. (Quotes taken from www.aaregistry.org www.wikipedia.org and www.biography.com)💎💎💎 "Surely the day will come when color means nothing more than the skin tone, when religion is seen uniquely as a way to speak one's soul; when birth places have the weight of a throw of the dice and all men are born free, when understanding breeds love and brotherhood." #wcw

Réveil d opium dans un aquarium au rouge fumée Tonkinoise ⛩ #ilmappellesapetitechîoise #satonkikisatonkîoise #josephinebaker

Welcoming committee for Civil Rights activist and performer #JosephineBaker on a 1957 visit to Africa.

"The Honeysuckle And The Bee/Honeysuckle Rose" by Josephine Baker & Erik Bye (1971)

Honoring the iconic singer and entertainer Josephine Baker (1906 - 1975) on her birthday. Happy Birthday Josephine! 🎂 #osabirfdayz #josephinebaker #blackpearl #bronzevenus #creolegoddess

MUSE WITH VIOLIN SCREEN, 1930
This is a Muse with Violin Screen. It was designed by Paul Fehér and manufactured by Rose Iron Works Collections, LLC. and on loan to the @CooperHewitt as part of "The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s" exhibit.

This wrought iron, brass; silver and gold plated screen features a stylized figure of entertainer Josephine Baker, based loosely on widely publicized photos of her dancing nude on the Parisian stage. This screen is a tour de force of the melding of accessible modernist design elements with the technique of master craftsmen. Its foliate decoration and repetition of decorative elements recall the influence of Viennese motifs in the hands of Austro-Hungarian-trained designer Paul Fehér, who had worked in Paris. #jazzageamerica

Josephine Baker made waves when she moved to Paris in the 1920s and danced in her signature grass (and banana!) skirts. Her lover, Paul Colin, made a vibrant portfolio dedicated to the craze, titled "Le Tumulte Noir." The extremely rare volume consists of 42 original lithographs by the artist. Coming to auction in our May 25 sale of Graphic Design.
#paulcolin #josephinebaker #jazzage #letumultenoir

Josephine Baker giving you feathers, full-length gloves, and ruffles in 1968. #JosephineBaker #vintageblackglamour

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Josephine Baker as Alwina in Princess Tam Tam, 1935. ♡

La belle #josephinebaker la reine de la nuit franç aise qui etait#americaine

Divine #josephinebaker e ses bananes #bananawasherbusiness

J'ai deux amours mon pays et @paris #josephinebaker.the frenchie#chouchou

Another from our Josephine Baker inspired photo shoot. Photo by Edward De Leon. Fashion and styling by Moonshine Baby Designs. #JosephineBaker #cabaret #ArtDeco #1920sfashion #ChorusGirl #MoonshineBaby

Josephine Baker inspired shoot with enchanting @arielunderthesea00 . Photo by Edward De Leon and fashions by #MoonshineBaby ✨🌙 #JosephineBaker #ArtDecoRevival #1920sfashion #cabaret #flapper #silentfilm

#Repost @luiz_mendonca_estilista (@get_repost)
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Em crepe de seda com aplicação de resina dourada
E um bubu modelado para trazer certa dramaticidade, a transparência do tecido traz sensualidade e esta peça foi pensada em Billie Holiday e também em Michele Mara. E uma peça tamanho único veste os mais diversos manequins.

Estilista: Luiz Mendonça @luiz_mendonca_estilista
Modelo: Luciana Carolina Pereira @lucarolbad
Fotografia : Niceli da silva
@niceliphotography
Produção : Fabiano da Silva
@dasilvafabiano

#fashion #style #stylish #beauty #beautiful #instagood #instafashion #girl #girls #model #styles #estilistasindependentes#estilistasfamosos#estilistasbrasileiros#angolafashion#luiz_mendonca_estilista#nicelisilvafotografia#niceliphotography#modelo#afrofashion#moda#kiandas#josephinebaker

... be cuz she was a baddie and very much WOKE! ❤️💃🏾👑 #josephinebaker #aspire #luvher #bananaskirt

#atthebeach with #josephinebaker known as the #blackvenus #scentonsaturday Did you know #jaquesguerlain created #guerlain #souslevent a #chypre very green ( his introduction of green notes into his #fragrance) for her in #1933?🙌🏼

"A violinist had a violin, a painter his palette. All I had was myself. I was the instrument that I must care for." - #JosephineBaker

#tbt on a saturday...before I performed in #paris channelling my inner #josephinebaker playing the #french Maise in The Boyfriend #musical #tapdance #stage #love #arts in #school #lights #waves #france #sing #dance #act

@themichaelealy
I was so good at managing my household, career, and community goals that I made enough to go my own vacations, take our kids to #musuems #art #galleries #zoo #CapitolHill #CityHall #GovernorsManision
#library
I volunterred in the school and was #Godmother #Mentor to lots of kids.
I saw a lot of hurt kids,like me and you know I always,want to take in kids like Im #JosephineBaker

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