The lovely Josephine Baker by Kingkongphoto & www.celebrity-photos.com Colourised by klimbims

The lovely Josephine Baker by Kingkongphoto & www.celebrity-photos.com Colourised by klimbims

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Dripping in pearls and not much else, stage siren Joséphine Baker, photographed here by George Hoyningen-Huene for Vanity Fair,                                                                                                                                                                                 More

Dripping in pearls and not much else, stage siren Joséphine Baker, photographed here by George Hoyningen-Huene for Vanity Fair, More

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Josephine Baker at the Folies Bergeres (Paris). Photo: Piaz.

Josephine Baker at the Folies Bergeres (Paris). Photo: Piaz.

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Inspiration: Josephine Baker,1928 | She's So RAW Spring/Summer Collection 2014

Inspiration: Josephine Baker,1928 | She's So RAW Spring/Summer Collection 2014

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Josephine Baker was known as 'Black Venus'

Josephine Baker was known as 'Black Venus'

Josephine Baker in Banana Skirt from the Folies Bergère production “Un Vent de Folie” (1927). Photograph by Lucien Walery.

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.

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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Josephine Baker, La Baker.                                                                                                                                                      Mehr

Josephine Baker, La Baker. Mehr

"I like Frenchmen very much, because even when they insult you they do it so nicely." - Josephine Baker

"I like Frenchmen very much, because even when they insult you they do it so nicely." - Josephine Baker

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