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Josephine Baker and the Rainbow Tribe

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ISBN-10: 0674047559

ISBN-13: 9780674047556

Edition: 2014

Authors: Matthew Pratt Guterl

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Creating a sensation with her risqué nightclub act and strolls down the Champs Elysées, pet cheetah in tow, Josephine Baker lives on in popular memory as the banana-skirted siren of Jazz Age Paris. In Josephine Baker and the Rainbow Tribe, Matthew Pratt Guterl brings out a little known side of the celebrated personality, showing how her ambitions of later years were even more daring and subversive than the youthful exploits that made her the first African American superstar.Her performing days numbered, Baker settled down in a sixteenth-century chateau she named Les Milandes, in the south of France. Then, in 1953, she did something completely unexpected and, in the context of racially…    
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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 4/14/2014
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.85" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Matthew Pratt Guterl is Professor of Africana Studies and American Studies at Brown University.