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Baker, Josephine 1906-1975

Works: 791 works in 1,590 publications in 11 languages and 28,921 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Drama  Juvenile works  Biographies  Musical films  Documentary films  History  Comedy films  Silent films  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Singer, Dancer, Contributor, Dedicatee, Instrumentalist, Narrator, Composer, Conductor, Honoree, Creator, Interviewee, Other, Costume designer
Classifications: GV1785.B3, B
Publication Timeline
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Second skin : Josephine Baker and the modern surface by Anne Anlin Cheng( )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What does a black burlesque star have to do with some of the most enduring and passionate ideas in modern aesthetic theory? The spectacular Josephine Baker emerges in this fascinating untold story as a principal figure in the drama behind the making of Euro-American Modernism. Instead of seeing her nude performances as a Primitivist given, the author argues that Baker's famous skin was central to the debates about and desire for "pure surface" that crystallized at the convergence of modern art, architecture, machinery, and philosophy. Taking the reader across the Atlantic, through real stages and imagined houses; banana plantations and ocean liners; metallic bodies and radiant cities, this study tracks the ardent and protean conversation between the making of a Modernist style and the staging of a new black visuality. In this account, the author and the Modernists known to have adored and objectified her in fact shared a common dream: the fantasy of remaking and wearing the skin of the other
Zouzou by Marc Allégret( Visual )

25 editions published between 1934 and 2008 in French and English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Warner Brothers style backstage musical, in which a talented laundress takes the place of the lead on opening night and saves the show
Princesse Tam Tam by Edmond T Gréville( Visual )

21 editions published between 1935 and 2005 in French and English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buoyed by the success of Zou Zou a year earlier, Josephine Baker's manager produced this Pygmalion-like fantasy/comedy of a shepherd girl's rise to pretend princess. The story concerns a French nobleman, Max de Mirecourt who, after a dispute with his wife, leaves Paris for Tunisia hoping to find inspiration for a novel he is trying to complete. Josephine Baker stars as the Bedouin Alwina who serves as his much needed muse. Together with his collaborator, M. Coton, Mirecourt concocts a scheme to polish Alwina's charm and bring her to Paris in the guise of an Indian princess. The two major songs sung by Baker are "Le Chemin de Bonheur" and Sans Le Ciel d'Afrique." (Circulates)
Siren of the tropics by Henri Etiévant( Visual )

8 editions published between 1927 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papitou is a free-spirited, animal-loving native girl who falls in love with Andre, a sophisticated young man who has been sent to the Parisian Antilles as a prospector. She is unaware that he is betrothed to another, or that his work assignment is actually a perilous ruse concocted by his scheming boss. As the truth becomes known, Papitou finds herself pursuing Andre back to Paris
Saved from the flames : 54 rare and restored films 1896-1944( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A unique and wonderful collection of 54 rare and restored short films from the inflammable years of cinema. Movies were once made on nitrate film stock, which has a chemical composition similar to gunpowder and is highly vulnerable to fire and decay. This remarkable seven-hour anthology, organized in eight thematic groups over three DVDs, presents amazing treasures from the vaults of Lobster Films in Paris and from the Blackhawk Films Collection, rescued during half a century of gathering movies from the nitrate era."--Container
La revue des revues : a comedy in 8 parts by Joe Francis( Visual )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gabrielle (Helene Hallier), an ambitious by innocent would-be young dancer, trumps a music hall publicity stunt to become the new Parisian nightclub Cinderella."--Back of container
Josephine Baker by Josephine Baker( Recording )

52 editions published between 1954 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fabulous Josephine Baker by Josephine Baker( Recording )

13 editions published between 1960 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carmen & Geoffrey( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intimate and revealing documentary that follows the careers of Carmen de Lavallade, a dynamic dancer and choreographer from California, and her husband Geoffrey Holder, an actor, dancer, choreographer, and theater director. Filmed in the United States, Trinidad, and Paris, and featuring interviews and dance performances with legends such as Alvin Alley, Herbert Ross, Lester Horton, Joe Layton, Duke Ellington, and Josephine Baker
Martin Scorsese's World Cinema Project( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in Wolof and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Housemaid: "The story of the devastating effect an unstable housemaid has on the domestic cocoon of a bourgeois, morally dubious music teacher, his devoted wife, and their precocious young children"--Container
Midnight in Paris : music from the motion picture( Recording )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A romantic comedy about a family traveling to the French capital for business. The party includes a young engaged couple forced to confront the illusion that a life different from their own is better
J'ai deux amours by Josephine Baker( Recording )

25 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cabaret : the great chanteuses of the inter-war years( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom's heathen by Josephine Baker( Book )

16 editions published between 1879 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calvin the sinner by Josephine Baker( Book )

7 editions published between 1879 and 1970 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Josephine Baker : complete recorded works, 1926-1927, in chronological order by Josephine Baker( )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black Europe by Jeffrey P Green( Recording )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fully indexed and lavishly illustrated with over 2000 images, mostly in colour, Black Europe includes biographies of hundreds of individuals - politicians, performers, actors and entertainers - from the United States, Africa, the Caribbean and Europe who were active in Europe. Their biographies are illustrated with a treasure trove of documents, official photos and family pictures, as well as contemporary sheet music, concert posters and promotional flyers and postcards. The majority of the rare sound recordings included with the book are made available for the first time in a modern format, and will provide fresh insights into black entertainment, the prehistory of jazz, the colonial era, and African languages and cultures. Original recording sheets and hundreds of pictures showing cylinders and gramophone record labels illustrate the beginnings of the 20th century record business--Supplied by publisher
Les mémoires de Joséphine Baker by Josephine Baker( Book )

13 editions published between 1927 and 2006 in French and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les propos de Joséphine Baker sont recueillis et retranscrits au fil d'une série d'entretiens privés survenus entre 1926 et 1949. Elle raconte la difficulté de ses premiers pas dans une société raciste, son arrivée en France, ses débuts à Paris, son triomphe aux Folies-Bergère, ses amours, son engagement dans les services de renseignement et son action aux côtés du général de Galle
A good year : original motion picture soundtrack( Recording )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Touki-bouki by Djibril Diop Mambéty( Visual )

5 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in Wolof and Undetermined and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this French new wave-influenced fantasy-drama, two young lovers long to leave Dakar for the glamour and comforts of France, but their escape plan is beset by complications both concrete and mystical
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Audience level: 0.23 (from 0.02 for Into the s ... to 0.76 for Les mémoi ...)

Second skin : Josephine Baker and the modern surface
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Alternative Names
Baker, Josephine

Baker, Joséphine 1906-1975

Baker, Józefina

Bakerová, Josefiná 1906-1975

Dodd, Dorothy.

Džozefīne Beikere

Freda Josephine McDonald

Giüsepina Baker

Iosephina Baker

Josephine Baker American-born French dancer, singer, and actress

Josephine Baker Amerikaans actrice (1906-1975)

Josephine Baker amerikai származású francia énekesnő, táncosnő, előadóművész

Joséphine Baker cantante e danzatrice statunitense

Joséphine Baker chanteuse, danseuse et meneuse de revue

Josephine Baker francuska tancerka, aktorka i piosenkarka pochodzenia amerykańskiego

Josephine Baker pemeran perempuan asal Amerika Serikat

Josephine Baker US-amerikanische Tänzerin, Sängerin und Schauspielerin

Josephine Bakerová

Josephine Bakerová francouzsko-americká herečka, zpěvačka a tanečnice

McDonald, Freda Josephine

McDonald, Freda Josephine 1906-1975

McDonald, Frida 1906-1975

Žozefina Beker

Джозефин Бейкър

Джозефин Бейкър американско-френска танцьорка и певица

Жазефіна Бейкер

Жозефина Бейкер

Жозефина Бейкер Американо-Французская танцовщица

Жозефина Бекер

Жозефіна Бейкер

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ג'וזפין בייקר

ג'וזפין בייקר שחקנית צרפתייה

جوزفين بيكر

جوزفین بیکر

জোসেফিন বেকার U.S.-born French actress, singer, dancer; World War II French Resistance volunteer

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