Black history; Civil rights
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."
BW photograph, 8" x 10"
United Press International
African Americans, history, United States, prejudice, desegregation, civil rights movement, Black Panthers