Josephine Baker posing with the military awards granted to her for her work for the French Resistance, ca. 1960, France.
(It is this researcher’s belief that Chiquita was not simply Josephine Baker’s pet, but that he was her actual daemon, an extension of her soul that shared her bed, car and holidays and accesorised as glam as the woman herself with a diamond collar to the chagrin of her lovers. – a discarded paragraph from my dissertation because apparently we don’t live in the world of Philip Pullman)
josephine baker civil rights march
Josephine Baker, 1930′s
Josephine Baker by Murray Korman (1930′s)
FIRE COSTUME Josephine Baker illustrations by Pietri