"I like Frenchmen very much, because even when they insult you they do it so nicely." - Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker - while although she was slightly exploited for who she was and her race, she was a pioneer of liberation in the shows not only a prominent female figure but also the style of movie posters/music posters/art in general

Josephine Baker in Banana Skirt from the Folies Bergère production; 1927

Josephine Baker in Banana Skirt from the Folies Bergère production “Un Vent de Folie” 1927 (I should really work harder at accurately dating all these costumes - I summer project I think!

Josephine Baker Banana Skirt  - Vintage Entertainment  Poster - Poster Paper, Sticker or Canvas Print

Josephine Baker in Banana Skirt. Paul Colin (French, Color pochoir lithographs from Le Tumulte Noir. Published by Éditions d'art, Succès: Paris, Baker wears the famous skirt of yellow bananas introduced at the Folies-Bergère music.

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