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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Black Pearl

"Beautiful? It's all a question of luck. I was born with good legs. As for the rest... beautiful, no. Amusing, yes."- Josephine Baker

Look at enough pictures of her and you'll become obsessed! Her story is the kind you only see in tragic novels. Born to a mother whose parents were slaves and a father she knew nothing about, she dropped out of school at age twelve and lived in the slums of St. Louis, Missouri. By dancing on street corners she earned money and was soon put to work in New York City for vaudeville at age 15. She then moved to Paris and became an overnight sensation. She was internationally known as "Black Pearl," "Bronze Venus," and  "Creole Goddess." But in Paris she was simply "La Baker." Her story is much to epic to put onto this blog but I suggest looking her up!

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