Josephine Baker in Banana Skirt from the Folies Bergère production “Un Vent de Folie” (1927). Photograph by Lucien Walery.
Her performing career enabled her to travel around Europe without attracting suspicion, and she attended numerous parties at embassies, gleaning whatever military and political information she could that might aid the Resistance, often smuggling intelligence secrets on invisible ink on her sheet music. She also used her chateau in southern France to hide Jewish refugees as well as weapons for the cause.
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"I like Frenchmen very much, because even when they insult you they do it so nicely." - Josephine Baker