WorldCat Identities

Baker, Josephine 1906-1975

Overview
Works: 834 works in 1,268 publications in 9 languages and 23,480 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Juvenile works  Film adaptations  Songs, French  Popular music  Music  Folklore 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Singer, Dancer, Instrumentalist, Dedicatee, Narrator, Costume designer, Creator, Conductor, Composer, Interviewee, Other
Classifications: GV1785.B3, B
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works about Josephine Baker
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Most widely held works by Josephine Baker
Second skin Josephine Baker & the modern surface by Anne Anlin Cheng( )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Through the figure of Josephine Baker, Second Skin tells the story of an unexpected yet enduring intimacy between the invention of a modernist style and the theatricalization of black skin at the turn of the twentieth century. Stepping outside of the platitudes surrounding this iconic figure, Anne Anlin Cheng argues that Baker's famous nakedness must be understood within larger philosophic and aesthetic debates about, and desire for, "pure surface" that crystallized at the convergence of modern art, architecture, machinery, and philosophy. Through Cheng's analysis, Baker emerges as a
Zouzou ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1934 and 2005 in French and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A star walks out on her sugardaddy producer for true love, and a talented Cinderella takes her place, saves the show and is hailed as a new sensation opening night
Princess Tam Tam ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1935 and 2005 in French and English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Buoyed by the success of Zou Zou a year earlier, Josephine Baker's manager produced this Pygmalion-like fantasy/comedy of a shepherd girl's rise to pretend princess. The story concerns a French nobleman, Max de Mirecourt who, after a dispute with his wife, leaves Paris for Tunisia hoping to find inspiration for a novel he is trying to complete. Josephine Baker stars as the Bedouin Alwina who serves as his much needed muse. Together with his collaborator, M. Coton, Mirecourt concocts a scheme to polish Alwina's charm and bring her to Paris in the guise of an Indian princess. The two major songs sung by Baker are "Le Chemin de Bonheur" and Sans Le Ciel d'Afrique." (Circulates)
Princesse Tam Tam by Edmond T Gréville( Visual )
11 editions published between 1935 and 2005 in French and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A French aristocrat discovers a young girl and falls in love with her. He polishes her in order to present her as an Indian princess
Saved from the flames 54 rare and restored films 1896-1944 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A unique and wonderful collection of 54 rare and restored short films from the inflammable years of cinema. Movies were once made on nitrate film stock, which has a chemical composition similar to gunpowder and is highly vulnerable to fire and decay. This remarkable seven-hour anthology, organized in eight thematic groups over three DVDs, presents amazing treasures from the vaults of Lobster Films in Paris and from the Blackhawk Films Collection, rescued during half a century of gathering movies from the nitrate era."--Container
Siren of the tropics ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1927 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the only surviving fragment of Josephine Baker's first feature film. It is a fictionalized replay of Baker's biography of the girl from a St. Louis ghetto who becomes the toast of Paris. In the film a black plantation woman from the French Antilles is brought to France by the man whose life she saves and becomes a famous dancer. Baker was ahead of her time in terms of creating a positive and stylish image for black American women and dealing with interracial sex
Zou Zou by Marc Allégret( Visual )
14 editions published between 1934 and 2008 in French and English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Warner Brothers style backstage musical, in which a talented laundress takes the place of the lead on opening night and saves the show
Josephine Baker by Josephine Baker( Recording )
47 editions published between 1954 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The fabulous Josephine Baker by Josephine Baker( Recording )
10 editions published between 1960 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Midnight in Paris music from the motion picture ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
J'ai deux amours by Josephine Baker( Recording )
27 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La revue des revues a comedy in 8 parts ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Gabrielle (Helene Hallier), an ambitious by innocent would-be young dancer, trumps a music hall publicity stunt to become the new Parisian nightclub Cinderella."--Back of container
Martin Scorsese's World Cinema Project ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2013 in Wolof and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Trances: "The ... Moroccan band Nass El Ghiwane is the ... subject of this ... musical documentary"--Container
Les mémoires de Joséphine Baker by Josephine Baker( Book )
19 editions published between 1927 and 2006 in French and German and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les propos de Joséphine Baker sont recueillis et retranscrits au fil d'une série d'entretiens privés survenus entre 1926 et 1949.Elle raconte la difficulté de ses premiers pas dans une société raciste, son arrivée en France, ses débuts à Paris, son triomphe aux Folies-Bergère, ses amours, son engagement dans les services de renseignement et son action aux côtés du général de Galle
Cabaret the great chanteuses of the inter-war years ( )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beginners the original motion picture soundtrack ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The best of Paris ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A good year original motion picture soundtrack ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and German and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Black Europe by Jeffrey P Green( Recording )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fully indexed and lavishly illustrated with over 2000 images, mostly in colour, Black Europe includes biographies of hundreds of individuals - politicians, performers, actors and entertainers - from the United States, Africa, the Caribbean and Europe who were active in Europe. Their biographies are illustrated with a treasure trove of documents, official photos and family pictures, as well as contemporary sheet music, concert posters and promotional flyers and postcards. The majority of the rare sound recordings included with the book are made available for the first time in a modern format, and will provide fresh insights into black entertainment, the prehistory of jazz, the colonial era, and African languages and cultures. Original recording sheets and hundreds of pictures showing cylinders and gramophone record labels illustrate the beginnings of the 20th century record business--Supplied by publisher
Josephine Baker complete recorded works, 1926-1927, in chronological order by Josephine Baker( )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.26 (from 0.06 for Ragtime Tu ... to 0.94 for Black Euro ...)
Alternative Names
Baker, Josephine
Baker, Joséphine 1906-1975
Baker, Józefina.
Dodd, Dorothy.
McDonald, Freda Josephine
McDonald, Freda Josephine 1906-1975
McDonald, Frida 1906-1975
ベーカー, ジョセフィン
Languages
English (131)
French (113)
German (12)
Miscellaneous languages (5)
Spanish (4)
Wolof (3)
Russian (2)
Swedish (2)
Romanian (1)
Covers