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An Evening with Josephine Baker - 1973 - Broadway

Josephine Baker starred for a week, performing all of her hits.

Josephine Baker sashayed onto a Paris stage during the 1920s with a comic, yet sensual appeal that took Europe by storm. Famous for barely-there dresses and no-holds-barred dance routines, her exotic beauty generated nicknames "Black Venus," "Black Pearl" and "Creole Goddess." Admirers bestowed a plethora of gifts, including diamonds and cars, and she received approximately 1,500 marriage proposals. She maintained energetic performances and a celebrity status for 50 years until her death in 1975. Unfortunately, racism prevented her talents from being wholly accepted in the United States until 1973.


Palace Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
1564 Broadway
by Ben Strothmann - Jun 2, 2006
On Thursday June 1st, Josephine Baker's adopted son Jean-Claude Baker held a celebratory birthday luncheon in the late chanteuse's honor, and BroadwayWorld was there to capture the festivities!