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Josephine Baker Paris qui Remue

Casino de Paris, Paris
Fall 1930 JB3010

   Lavish dance costume and hat.


   In the fall of 1930 Baker opens at the famed Casino de Paris, staring in a show that features lavish costumes and Ms. Baker's leopard, Chiquita.

   The Casino de Paris is another of Paris's nightclubs famous for topless chorus lines and extravagant dancing, and postcards from the 1910s provide another insight into its fame (CP2000). The Casino also contributes to the birth of the bikini many years later when Michele Bernadini, a nude dancer from the Casino de Paris agrees to model Louis Réard's first bikini in public in Paris (LR4601).

   Image of poster found on the Internet. 1 picture.