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Cool people post. [Dec. 7th, 2006|11:01 pm]
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNF_P281Uu4&mode=related&search
Where the Hell is Matt? An oldie, but I like it. :)


Josephine Baker was only fifteen when she made her New York singing and dancing debut in 1921 in the all-black revue Shuffle Along. After 504 perfomances she emigrated to Paris to escape the racism of the United States.Baker achieved instant fame as huge crowds rushed to see her nude stage show called La Rebue Negre; to keep the momentum going, she also starred in the Folies Bergere wearing nothing but a G-string of bananas. By 1926, she had her own nightclub, impressing much of Paris with her beauty and grace. Becoming a French citizen in 1937, she worked tirelessly for the French Army during World War II and later for the NAACP to help end racial prejudice in the United Sates. In her later years, she adopted twelve children of all races, dubbing them her “rainbow tribe”.
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From: snoboarder7997
2006-12-08 04:54 am (UTC)
504 is alot of performances...and uh, bananas? Sounds uncomfortable.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-12-08 04:59 am (UTC)
LOL. Yeah, totally. I'm sure it was very popular at the time, and quite suggestive. ;)
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From: snoboarder7997
2006-12-08 05:02 am (UTC)
Nude dancers? Banana G-strings? Suggestive? Never.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-12-08 05:03 am (UTC)
=) Sounds like a happening party.
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[User Picture]From: skafunkmelt
2006-12-08 05:52 am (UTC)
I hadn't seen Where the Hell is Matt? Thanks for introducing me.

Also:
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more photos here: http://www.silentladies.com/PBaker.html

I thought the paragraph needed a visual. :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-12-08 05:54 am (UTC)
But of course!

And thanks SO much!!!

Lord she was gorgeous.
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[User Picture]From: skafunkmelt
2006-12-08 05:58 am (UTC)
Man, she's an interesting lady, I looked her up on wikipedia:

She was so well-known and popular that even the Nazis, who occupied France during World War II were hesitant to cause her harm. In turn, this allowed Baker to show her loyalty to her adopted country by participating in the Underground. After the war, Baker was awarded the Croix de Guerre for her underground activity.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-12-08 06:06 am (UTC)
I wonder if there's any good documentaries about her out. Hmm.
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[User Picture]From: skafunkmelt
2006-12-08 06:21 am (UTC)
I didn't look very hard, but I did find this HBO movie that was made in 1991.

The Josephine Baker Story

You can watch the trailer there too. It looks cheesy, but it might be interesting. I'm not sure if you use Netflix, but they carry it. :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-12-08 06:42 am (UTC)
;) Thanks sweets.
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[User Picture]From: theprimrosepath
2006-12-08 03:04 pm (UTC)
You said it. And I'll bet no one else ever wore bananas so well. :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-12-08 04:40 pm (UTC)
LOL. For sure.
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[User Picture]From: electrosoundwav
2006-12-08 06:08 am (UTC)
I'm going to start a shitstorm on this I'm sure, but Bettie Page had nothing on her, IMHO.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-12-08 06:09 am (UTC)
I like them both, but I'm not aware of much work for any national, worldy or otherwise greater good that Bettie was part of. Are you aware of any?
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[User Picture]From: electrosoundwav
2006-12-08 07:02 am (UTC)
Not that I can recall
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-12-08 07:07 am (UTC)
When I'm not so tired I'll do some research.
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[User Picture]From: theprimrosepath
2006-12-08 03:11 pm (UTC)

Bettie Page

Not charity work, per se, but she converted to Christianity late in life, sometime after her marriage, and worked secretly for a christian organization - or so says the article on Wikipedia.

Not the philanthropist Miss Josephine was, but still a pretty fascinating lady. She was born in my home town, and graduated from an academic magnet highschool - one grade point shy of a scholarship to Vanderbilt. Pretty impressive. She broke just about every mold the 1950's had for women. She's a hero too, I think, just in different ways than Josephine Baker. :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-12-08 04:41 pm (UTC)

Re: Bettie Page

Absolutely. :)
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[User Picture]From: duckfast
2006-12-08 07:20 am (UTC)
he has a second one too. have you seen that? he got paid by strike gum or something to do it again.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-12-08 07:23 am (UTC)
Oooh, I have not. Link, please? :)
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[User Picture]From: duckfast
2006-12-08 07:45 am (UTC)
ummm, this is both of them. i dunno which one you posted too. Where the hell is matt his site also talks about his trips and everything. its quite interesting.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-12-08 04:39 pm (UTC)
ahh, I misunderstood you.
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[User Picture]From: maudelynn
2006-12-08 03:12 pm (UTC)
that video is wondeful

i am now very inpsired :D
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-12-08 04:42 pm (UTC)
I'm glad. :) That's how I felt about it too.
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[User Picture]From: xenaamazon
2006-12-09 06:32 pm (UTC)

Hey.

I acually like her. I recently saw her movie, "Princess Tam Tam".
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-12-09 11:44 pm (UTC)

Re: Hey.

Ooo, never seen it. I'll have to check it out.
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[User Picture]From: xenaamazon
2006-12-10 08:11 pm (UTC)

Re: Hey.

Its really good :)
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