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Naked at the Feast
     

Naked at the Feast

by Lynn Haney
 
Josephine Baker was the very essence of Paris in the riotous Twenties. A true survivor, she was born into humiliating poverty in St. Louis, Missouri — the cradle of ragtime. Yet from this inauspicious beginning she conquered Paris in one volcanic night & was to display sang-froid extraordinaire securing secrets for the Free French in North Africa during World

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Josephine Baker was the very essence of Paris in the riotous Twenties. A true survivor, she was born into humiliating poverty in St. Louis, Missouri — the cradle of ragtime. Yet from this inauspicious beginning she conquered Paris in one volcanic night & was to display sang-froid extraordinaire securing secrets for the Free French in North Africa during World War II. Haney uncovers the story of this remarkable woman & the extraordinary figures in her circle: 4 husbands, scores of lovers, including Georges Simenon & Le Corbusier; friends including Jean Cocteau, Zelda & Scott Fitzgerald, Maurice Chevalier & Grace Kelly. Photos.

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ISBN-13:
9781861055071
Publisher:
Robson Books, Limited
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Pages:
338
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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