Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Show Girls: Josephine Baker

I was completely remiss when doing my show girls research because I forgot about the one and only Josephine Baker. Below I've posted a few videos of Baker, including her infamous "banana skirt" dance. What is a clear commonality amongst the videos is her showmanship. She took something as simple as gratuitous hip wiggling, booty popping, & pelvic thrusting (a dance known today more commonly as twerking), and turned it into a grand stage show. (This is actually just like someone else we know.)

Without further ado, Josephine Baker...

1 comment:

dawnne46 said...

As you youngins would say "she was fierce!!"


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