JOSEPHINE BAKER The jazz singer pens her signature on this album leaf in black ink Signature: “Josephine Baker”, 3¾x2¾ album leaf. Flamboyant dancer and jazz singer Josephine Baker first attracted attention in the all-Black musical revue Shuffle Along (1921). During the early 1920s, she made regular appearances at the Cotton Club and other New York nightclubs, performing dances created by Blacks. After appearing in La revue Nègre in Paris, Baker became enormously popular in France, where the Parisians had a passion for African-American culture. Lightly soiled. Mounting remnant on verso (light show through at upper blank edge). Otherwise, fine condition. – Please contact us if you have any questions or require additional information. DOCUMENT 165975
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