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- The Josephine Baker Story
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Bohaterk filmu jest Josephine Baker , znana czarnoskóra tancerka lat 20. i 30. Jako nastolatka wystpowaa w przedstawieniach rewiowych. Szybko zyskaa pozycj najlepiej opacanej czarnej chórzystki Ameryki. W 1925 roku wraz z grup tancerzy wyjechaa do Parya. W latach trzydziestych wystpia w dwóch filmach, wówczas te sprowadzia rodzin do posiadoci we Francji. Zwizaa si z Pepito de Abotino , który namówi j do powrotu do ojczyzny. Ale spoeczestwo za oceanem nie mogo znie, e Murzynka zrobia karier w europejskim stylu…
Josephine Bakerstory Of An Awakening
How did a poor little black girl from Missouri become the Queen of Paris, before joining the French Resistance and finally creating her dream family The Rainbow Tribe, adopting twelve children from four corners of the world? This is the fabulous story of the first black superstar, Josephine Baker. Rare and unprecedented archives will resolve the puzzle of Josephines fascinating fifty-year-long headline-grabbing career. Josephine Baker made three trips back home , each time she experienced everyday racism, despite her worldwide fame. Each tragic experience triggered her life-changing decisions. Gradually the battle for Civil Rights became her own, up until 1963, when she was the only woman who spoke on stage besides Martin Luther King during the famous March in Washington. From then on, she uses her fame to serve her political utopia until the end of her life. This is the journey of a superstars awakening from the banana dancer to a humanist fighter. But can fame change the world?
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- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer :No
- MPAA rating :R
- Product Dimensions :5.6 x 0.52 x 7.48 inches 1.6 Ounces
- Item model number :Relay Time: 129 min
- Director :Various
- Media Format :Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Full Screen, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
- Run time :1 hour and 35 minutes
- Release date :January 25, 2005
- Actors :Various
- Language :English , Unqualified
- Studio :HBO Studios
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The Josephine Baker Story
Born poor in St. Louis, Missouri, Josephine Baker achieved fame and fortune through her sizzlingly exotic, erotic performances. Starting life on the American Vaudeville circuit, success take…Born poor in St. Louis, Missouri, Josephine Baker achieved fame and fortune through her sizzlingly exotic, erotic performances. Starting life on the American Vaudeville circuit, success takes Josephine to Paris where her semi-nude dancing causes an international sensation. Throug…Born poor in St. Louis, Missouri, Josephine Baker achieved fame and fortune through her sizzlingly exotic, erotic performances. Starting life on the American Vaudeville circuit, success takes Josephine to Paris where her semi-nude dancing causes an international sensation. Through her marriages to an Italian pseudo-count and an orchestra leader, to her bond with army …
- The scene starting at about 1 hour the film which has Josephine Baker appearing at a US military show, during World War II, has many 46 Star US flags as stage dressing. The 46 star flag was used from 1908 to 1912, it was replaced with the 48 star flag in 1913 after New Mexico and Arizona entered the Union in 1912. The 46 star flags are over 30 years out of date in this scene.
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Later Years And Death
Baker was back on stage at the Olympia in Paris in 1968, in Belgrade and at Carnegie Hall in 1973 and at the Royal Variety Performance at the London Palladium and at the Gala du Cirque in Paris in 1974. On 8 April 1975 Baker starred in a retrospective revue at the Bobino in Paris, Joséphine à Bobino 1975, celebrating her 50 years in show business. The revue, financed by Prince Rainier, Princess Grace, and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, opened to rave reviews. Demand for seating was such that fold-out chairs had to be added to accommodate spectators. The opening-night audience included Sophia Loren, Mick Jagger, Shirley Bassey, Diana Ross and Liza Minnelli.
Four days later Baker was found lying peacefully in her bed surrounded by newspapers with glowing reviews of her performance. She was in a coma after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage. She was taken to Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, where she died, aged 68, on 12 April 1975.
Baker received a full Catholic funeral at L’Église de la Madeleine, attracting more than 20,000 mourners. The only American-born woman to receive full French military honors at her funeral, Baker’s funeral was the occasion of a huge procession. After a family service at Saint-Charles Church in Monte Carlo, Baker was interred at Monaco’s Cimetière de Monaco.
Pre War Paris And Rise To Fame
Baker sailed to Paris in 1925, and opened on 2 October in La Revue Nègre at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées. Baker was aged 19 at the time. In a 1974 interview with The Guardian, Baker explained that she obtained her first big break in the bustling city. “No, I didn’t get my first break on Broadway. I was only in the chorus in Shuffle Along and Chocolate Dandies. I became famous first in France in the twenties. I just couldn’t stand America and I was one of the first colored Americans to move to Paris. Oh yes, Bricktop was there as well. Me and her were the only two, and we had a marvelous time. Of course, everyone who was anyone knew Bricky. And they got to know Miss Baker as well.”
In Paris, she became an instant success for her erotic dancing, and for appearing practically nude onstage. After a successful tour of Europe, she broke her contract and returned to France in 1926 to star at the Folies Bergère, setting the standard for her future acts.
After a while, Baker was the most successful American entertainer working in France. Ernest Hemingway called her “the most sensational woman anyone ever saw”. The author spent hours talking with her in Paris bars. Picasso drew paintings depicting her alluring beauty. Jean Cocteau became friendly with her and helped vault her to international stardom. Baker endorsed a “Bakerfix” hair gel, bananas, shoes, and cosmetics amongst other products.
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