Sunday, September 25

Joséphine Baker - Folies Bergère - Paris

Joséphine Baker - Folies Bergère - Paris

Joséphine Baker, née Freda Josephine McDonald (1906 - 1975) était une chanteuse, danseuse, actrice, meneuse de revue et résistante française.

Josephine Baker (1906 - 1975) was an American-born French dancer, jazz and pop music singer, and actress, who came to be known in various circles as the "Black Pearl," "Bronze Venus" "Jazz Cleopatra", and even the "Creole Goddess". Born Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, Missouri, Baker became a citizen of France in 1937. She was fluent in both English and French.

Le théâtre des Folies Bergère est une célèbre salle de spectacles parisienne inaugurée le 2 mai 1869 et toujours en activité.

The Folies Bergère is a cabaret music hall, located in Paris, France. Established in 1869, the house was at the height of its fame and popularity from the 1890s' Belle Époque through the 1920s' Années folles. The institution is still in business, and is always a strong symbol of French and Parisian life.