Baker, Josephine, 1906-1975
- Existence: 1906 - 1975
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Copied from dealer description: [Erotic Art] A Set of 8 1920s French or German Naughty 'Hold-to-the-Light' Cards. An interesting set of 8 'hold-to-the-light' cards with French & German instructions stamped at the top, featuring ladies in various states of undress doing various things with various props. One features Josephine Baker in her banana dress. The effect of the hold to the light feature is oddly unimpressive. 8 cards. 3.5"x5.5". Minor soil, light wear.
Josephine Baker (1906-1975) was an American-born French dancer, singer, and actress who came to be known in various circles as the "Black Pearl," "Bronze Venus" and even the "Creole Goddess". Baker was the first Black woman to star in a major motion picture, Zouzou (1934) and to become a world-famous entertainer. The materials span from 1926 to circa 1970 and contain photographs, promotional flyers, and ephemeral books.