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Baker, Josephine 1906-1975

Works: 822 works in 1,645 publications in 11 languages and 29,818 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Juvenile works  Biographies  Drama  Musical films  Documentary films  Comedy films  History  Silent films  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Singer, Dancer, Contributor, Instrumentalist, Dedicatee, Composer, Vocalist, Narrator, Creator, Interviewee, Conductor, Honoree, Other, Costume designer
Classifications: GV1785.B3, B
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Second skin : Josephine Baker and the modern surface by Anne Anlin Cheng( )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,607 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 )

27 editions published between 1934 and 2018 in French and English and held by 590 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 )

22 editions published between 1935 and 2005 in French and English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A French aristocrat discovers a young girl and falls in love with her. He polishes her in order to present her as an Indian princess
Siren of the tropics by Henri Etiévant( Visual )

8 editions published between 1927 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the only surviving fragment of Josephine Baker's first feature film. It is a fictionalized replay of Baker's biography of the girl from a St. Louis ghetto who becomes the toast of Paris. In the film a black plantation woman from the French Antilles is brought to France by the man whose life she saves and becomes a famous dancer. Baker was ahead of her time in terms of creating a positive and stylish image for black American women and dealing with interracial sex
Josephine Baker by Josephine Baker( Recording )

54 editions published between 1954 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La revue des revues : a comedy in 8 parts by Joe Francis( Visual )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 214 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
Saved from the flames : 54 rare and restored films 1896-1944( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 and held by 214 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
Carmen & Geoffrey( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 172 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 )

4 editions published in 2013 in Wolof and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trances: "The ... Moroccan band Nass El Ghiwane is the ... subject of this ... musical documentary"--Container
Midnight in Paris : music from the motion picture( Recording )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 132 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
The fabulous Josephine Baker( Recording )

1 edition published in 1995 in French and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

J'ai deux amours by Josephine Baker( Recording )

27 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 128 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 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calvin the sinner by Josephine Baker( Book )

7 editions published between 1879 and 1970 in English and held by 106 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 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les mémoires de Joséphine Baker by Josephine Baker( Book )

18 editions published between 1927 and 2006 in French and held by 74 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
The French way( Visual )

5 editions published between 1952 and 2018 in French and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Josephine Baker stars in this rare wartime musical comedy. Ms. Baker plays cupid to a would-be Rome & Juliet while trying to re-open her nightclub
Black Europe by Jeffrey P Green( Recording )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 71 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
A good year : original motion picture soundtrack( Recording )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.23 (from 0.02 for Into the s ... to 0.75 for Les mémoi ...)

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Alternative Names
Baker, Joséphine

Baker, Joséphine 1906-1975

Baker Josephine Miss

Baker, Józefina

Bakerová, Josefiná 1906-1975

Becker Žozefina

Dodd, Dorothy.

Džozefīne Beikere

Freda Josephine McDonald

Giüsepina Baker

Iosephina Baker

Joséphine 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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