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Title
Josephine Baker Costume
Date Created and/or Issued
1975-12-15T08:00:00Z
Publication Information
Chapman University Digital Commons
Contributing Institution
Chapman University, Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives
Collection
UPI - The African American Experience 1930-1980
Rights Information
copyrighted
UPI retains the copyright on all photographs. Permission to use photographs must be obtained from United Press International.
Description
New York: Entertainer Josephine Baker's costumes tickled her audiences and - along with her talent - helped make her the toast of Paris in the 1920s. This is one of the late entertainer's costumes that is included in the Metropolitan Museum of Art's exhibition, American Women of Style, that opens December 13 and runs through next August. Clothes and likenesses of 10 American women who demonstrated imagination, invention and flair in creating a personal look" are included in the show. Miss Baker wore this costume in the Folies-Bergère. It features butterfly wings studded with brilliants and there is a matching headdress.
Type
Image
Format
image/jpeg
Identifier
http://digitalcommons.chapman.edu/upi_african_american/31
Subject
African Americans
History
United States
Prejudice
Desegregation
Civil rights movement
Black Panthers
African American Studies
United States History
Source
UPI - The African American Experience 1930-1980

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