The Josephine Baker Story
In the excellently filmed, dynamic telefilm "The Josephine Baker Story" developed by HBO - and now on a Blu- ray disc-- we follow the life of the incomparable African American celebrity .
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Since: Oct 09
#1 Feb 8, 2012
Incomparable Black woman that's true and still very popular in the country, mine but also hers, that made her famous which was not the USA but France.
She lived for the most part in France, got the French citizenship and was a spy during WWII for the French Resistance under de Gaulle.
When coming back to segregation Amerikkka, she had to face open racism : she was very badly treated in Manhattan when in her new country she was acclaimed and revered.
Her residence, château des Milandes, dedicated to kids of all continents, has been transformed into a museum dedicated to her and is attracting a good quantity of tourists. She has been a key illustration of the tight links between France and African Americans from 1920 to the 1960's. A positive bond that should be revived ...
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