An Evening with Josephine Baker 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)
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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!