Josephine Baker

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Nothing Ever Just Disappears by Diarmuid Hester review – room with a view
Hester underlines the importance of place in this study of seven queer lives, from EM Forster to Josephine Baker

Brian Dillon

25, Aug, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Dior revives the spirit of Josephine Baker as its catwalk guiding light
The performer, civil rights icon and Dior devotee is restored to the fashion pantheon in Maria Grazia Chiuri’s Paris show

Jess Cartner-Morley in Paris

23, Jan, 2023 @5:50 PM

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How can a country that hails Josephine Baker take the racist Zemmour seriously? | Kenan Malik
France prides itself on ‘universalism’. But bigotry festers in its ‘colour blind’ pose

Kenan Malik

05, Dec, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Josephine Baker, music hall star and civil rights activist, enters Panthéon
French-American war hero is first Black woman inducted into Paris mausoleum for revered figures

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris

30, Nov, 2021 @6:16 PM

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The Guardian view on Josephine Baker: a timely addition to the Panthéon | Editorial
Editorial: President Macron’s decision to honour a consummate black artist and civil rights activist sends an important message


28, Nov, 2021 @6:25 PM

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Dancer, singer … spy: France’s Panthéon to honour Josephine Baker
The performer will be the first Black woman to enter the mausoleum, in recognition of her wartime work

Jon Henleyin Paris

28, Nov, 2021 @2:09 PM

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Josephine review – Baker’s story packed with rhythm and blues
With a brilliantly physical performance from Ebony Feare, this toe-tapping show for over-sevens doesn’t shy away from the stage star’s tough times

Chris Wiegand

09, Nov, 2021 @1:14 PM

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Pansy Craze: the wild 1930s drag parties that kickstarted gay nightlife
Early drag queens like Jean Malin helped bohemian gay culture thrive – before mob violence, Nazism and Hollywood homophobia drove it back underground

Darryl W Bullock

14, Sep, 2017 @1:00 PM

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Women in France's Pantheon? I propose Josephine Baker
Two women are joining the 71 men in the republic’s temple of achievement. But there could be no better example of French values than welcoming an American

Jessica Reed

27, May, 2015 @3:46 PM

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Josephine and I review – one-woman show goes deeper than hero-worship
Cush Jumbo performs Jospehine Baker with such passion that it comes to seem less like homage and more like invocation

Alexis Soloski

11, Mar, 2015 @4:01 AM

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Everyday racism: how to be a black ballet dancer in a white world

Michaela DePrince proudly declares herself a 'poppy among the daffodils', as Precious Adams reveals she was advised by a teacher to lighten her skin, writes Judith Mackrell

Judith Mackrell

28, Nov, 2013 @5:15 PM

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Josephine and I; Barnum; The Hush – review
Cush Jumbo is superb as 20s entertainer Josephine Baker, while Barnum returns in style, writes Clare Brennan

Clare Brennan

27, Jul, 2013 @11:05 PM

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