This item includes a 14 x 10,5 cm / 5.51 x 4.13 inches page from an autograph album with a note signed by Josephine Baker in 1933. Attached on the album page an original ticket from the show of Ms. Baker in Stockholm, Sweden in November 18, 1933. Her career was centered primarily in Europe, mostly in her adopted France. Baker was the first African-American to star in a major motion picture, the 1927 silent film Siren of the Tropics, directed by Mario Nalpas and Henri Étiévant.During her early career Baker was renowned as a dancer, and was among the most celebrated performers to headline the revues of the Folies Bergère in Paris. Her performance in the revue Un vent de folie in 1927 caused a sensation in Paris. Her costume, consisting of only a girdle of artificial bananas, became an iconic image and a symbol of the Jazz Age and the 1920s. Baker was celebrated by artists and intellectuals of the era, who variously dubbed her the Black Venus, the "Black Pearl", the "Bronze Venus", and the "Creole Goddess".
Louis, Missouri, she renounced her U. Citizenship and became a French national after her marriage to French industrialist Jean Lion in 1937. She raised her children in France."I have two loves, my country and Paris", Baker once said, and she sang: «J'ai deux amours, mon pays et Paris». She was known for aiding the French Resistance during World War II. After the war, she was awarded the Croix de guerre by the French military, and was named a Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur by General Charles de Gaulle. Baker refused to perform for segregated audiences in the United States and is noted for her contributions to the Civil Rights Movement. In 1968 she was offered unofficial leadership in the movement in the United States by Coretta Scott King, following Martin Luther King Jr. After thinking it over, Baker declined the offer out of concern for the welfare of her children. Provenance: This item comes from a collection of a past Swedish lady who met many famous artists, politicians and other notable people in the 1920's-1950's and collected their autographs. In Europe you can also pay directly to my bank account with IBAN and BIC numbers. I'm also giving a life-time guarantee to each and every item bought from me with a certification of authenticity. Please, take a look at my other items. Don't hesitate to contact me with any possible matters related to this item. You are also free to give your Best Offers. The item "Josephine Baker (1906-1975) / AUTOGRAPHED NOTE IN 1933 / ENTERTAINER / ACTRESS" is in sale since Friday, December 20, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Autographs\Historical". The seller is "00700-1" and is located in Helsinki, Finland. This item can be shipped worldwide.