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Josephine Baker ''The most sensational woman anybody ever saw. Or ever will.'' Hemingway said it, and for once he wasn't wrong. Pictures say more than words can...Josephine BakerBiography, Nonfiction ''The most sensational woman anybody ever saw. Or ever will.'' Hemingway said it, and for once he wasn't wrong. Pictures say more than words can...1991-05-24Bulfinch

Josephine Baker

Genre: Biography, Nonfiction; Author: Bryan Hammond, Patrick O'Connor; Status: In Season; Publisher: Bulfinch

”The most sensational woman anybody ever saw. Or ever will.” Hemingway said it, and for once he wasn’t wrong. Pictures say more than words can about the Baker magic, and there are plenty of them in Josephine Baker. Plus posters, news clippings from the entertainer’s eventful and outrageous life, programs, and the customary prose play-by-play. When it comes to publicity, nudity, and the épater-ing of the bourgeoisie, Baker had no peer and still has none. Comparisons with Madonna come to mind and they are apt, but the Material Girl has a long way to go to match the Baker mystique. A

Originally posted May 24 1991 — 12:00 AM EDT

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