Monday, May 14, 2007

Josephine Baker






Josephine Baker became the toast of Paris when she danced the Charelston with her jazz review, "Le Tumulte Noir." Parisians, and American expats loved the young American and her style of dance.

The Art Deco poster is representative of the graphics of the era. It depicts the night life and cosmpolitan atmosphere of Paris in the 1920s. Art Deco took its name from the 1925 Exposition of Decorative Arts in Paris.
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21 comments:

Moi said...

beautiful poster....i have been waiting for so long for a post from u ..

Zsolt said...

hi Paul..again a great post! You bring back that ages with a great sense in your blog.

Kate said...

The poster makes me long for an entirely different period of time!

david santos said...

Madeleine, a girl of 4 years was abducts in the Village of the Light, the Algarve, Portugal in day 3 of this month, puts fhoto of it in your Blogues, goes all to look the girl

isabella said...

Lovely photos!

I wasn't aware of any connection between Baker and Hem until I saw this on Wiki: Ernest Hemingway called her "the most sensational woman anyone ever saw."
Plus she became his muse in some way - which of his characters could be modelled after her?

Icarus said...

Hey Paul. I know, I know. Me too.
And I'm going to say nothing about the Maddie situation in the Algarve. Though I am in a postion reallt to write my long-awaited book on Portugal...and England now, through this.
I was living in Paris when Josephine Baker died. In fact, I remember seeing her on TV before that, old, much adored by Le Tout Paris & I had no idea who she was then.
Her name was pronounced by the French as 'Backer', or rather, Backair. So for decades, she was that, rather than Baker. Strange what moving abroad can do.....See you soon, be up!

Nikon said...

Thanks everyone for visiting & commenting.
Isabella, I put these photos in primarily just to add a bit of "Paris in the '20s," atmosphere to the blog & a bit of a tie-in to the sidewalk-cafe/drinking 'till you drop theme.

A said...

Remember me?

Nice shot Paul!

What's new???

Miss ya but am staying really busy at the moment....

;)
xo

Ame said...

OOPS!

;)

Nikon said...

Hello Ame :)
Long time no chat - hopefully you are enjoying being busy!
Everybody misses you..........
xo

Josy said...

I've always enjoyed Josephine Baker... partly, I suspect, because we share a name. Great images, as usual!

Nikon said...

Hello Icarus - she certainly was unique - and adored by the French. I didn't know about the "Backer" - yes - travel does strange things :)

Nikon said...

Hi, Josy, I didn't know ( duh!) that you shared the name :)
She was fascinating - thanks for visiting.

Abraham Lincoln said...

When I was in business, I had a number of posters similar or like these. I remember them but do not recall what happened to them. I like the new additions to your blog. Very nice work.

And thank you, as always, for your visits to my blogs and your comments are always nice and encouraging. Thank you.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo

Fabrizio ikol22 said...

Art Deco... en réaction à l'Art Nouveau (that's that liberty style of those houses you saw on my blog). Definitely interesting as usual then that poster of M.me Baker c'est magnifique.

Sush said...

how do you periodically manage to amaze me like this!! awesome! loved the poster..brings back the golden days to life..

Shionge said...

I think that poster is gonna blend in with my furniture at home Paul :)

Sorry I've been late to swing by here

The Salems said...

yes the poster is amazing..
P.S.
thank you for your lovely comments.

isabella said...

Thanks for visiting, Paul!
Have a good weekend! Doing anything special?

Carlos said...

Hi Paul,
Great post (as usual). You can’t imagine the nostalgia those pictures make me feel.

Nikon said...

Isabella, no special plans here - you?
Carlos, I'm glad that you like it - I'm fond of the old art work myself :)