Josephine Baker

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  • Paris, 1925. Over the course of a single evening, the Mississippi-born dancer Josephine Baker becomes the darling of the Roaring Twenties.

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Product Description

  • Artists
    Catel Muller  
    Jose-Luis Bocquet  
    Authors
    Catel Muller  
    Jose-Luis Bocquet  
    Binding
    paperback  
    Cat No.
    3855294  
    EAN
    9781910593295  
    Genre
    Fantasy  
    ISBN
    9781910593295  
    Publisher
    Selfmadehero  
    Series
    Independents  
    Type
    Graphic Novels  
  • Paris, 1925. Over the course of a single evening, the Mississippi-born dancer Josephine Baker becomes the darling of the Roaring Twenties.

    Some audience members in the Theatre des Champs-Elysees are scandalised by the African American’s performance in La Revue Negre, but the city’s discerning cultural figures - among them Picasso and Cocteau - are enchanted by her exotic, bold and uninhibited style.

    When her adopted country grants her citizenship in 1939, Josephine sees her fame as a means of helping the French resistance. She takes advantage of her globe-trotting lifestyle to pass on messages and to gather information. Years later, she is awarded the Legion d’honneur by Charles de Gaulle. In the 1950s, installed in a palatial 15th century chateau, Josephine adopts 12 children from different ethnic backgrounds.

    Her ‘Rainbow Tribe’, as she often called them, was a living, breathing symbol of a happy and harmonious multicultural society.

    In Josephine Baker, Catel and Bocquet paint a glorious portrait of a spirited, principled and thoroughly modern woman, capturing the heady glamour of 1920s Paris in beautifully expressive detail.

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