UPI - The African American Experience 1930-1980

 

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Identifier

35160004311636

Creation Date

12-15-1975

Subject—Names

Josephine Baker

Subject—Topics

Black history; Civil rights

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."

Format

BW photograph, 8" x 10"

Source

United Press International

Keywords

African Americans, history, United States, prejudice, desegregation, civil rights movement, Black Panthers

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