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October 2005 - Josephine's Paris

Place Josephine BakerEighty years ago this month, Josephine Baker made her legendary debut in Paris in a show called La Revue Négre (The Black Revue). The show opened during an era of newfound awareness of black culture in Paris, when African art, music and dance were promoted by Frenchman Paul Guillaume and African artifacts were a source of inspiration to artists such as Picasso and Modigliani. The success of La Revue Négre not only drove that awareness to greater heights, but also made Baker an overnight sensation - a superstar.

In this month's newsletter we look at the life of Josephine Baker in Paris.

Paris Panorama Newsletters for 2005