Josephine Baker at the Follies Bergeres (Paris).  JB was a  BRAVE SPY who helped defeat the Nazis!

Josephine Baker at the Follies Bergeres (Paris). JB was a BRAVE SPY who helped defeat the Nazis!

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Dripping in pearls and not much else, stage siren Joséphine Baker, photographed here by George Hoyningen-Huene for Vanity Fair,

Dripping in pearls and not much else, stage siren Joséphine Baker, photographed here by George Hoyningen-Huene for Vanity Fair,

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Josephine Baker was known as 'Black Venus'

Josephine Baker was known as 'Black Venus'

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Josephine Baker (Born: Freda Josephine McDonald - June 3, 1906 - St. Louis, MO, USA; Died: April 12, 1975 - Paris, Île-de-France, France)

Josephine Baker (Born: Freda Josephine McDonald - June 3, 1906 - St. Louis, MO, USA; Died: April 12, 1975 - Paris, Île-de-France, France)

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Josephine Baker sporting a bouffant in 1939. Photo by Studio Harcourt

Josephine Baker sporting a bouffant in 1939. Photo by Studio Harcourt

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Inspiration: Josephine Baker,1928 | She's So RAW Spring/Summer Collection 2014

Inspiration: Josephine Baker,1928 | She's So RAW Spring/Summer Collection 2014

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Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker

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Joséphine Baker in Monte Carlo by Jack Garofalo, 1974.

Joséphine Baker in Monte Carlo by Jack Garofalo, 1974.

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Her performing career enabled her to travel around Europe without attracting suspicion, and she attended numerous parties at embassies, gleaning whatever military and political information she could that might aid the Resistance, often smuggling intelligence secrets on invisible ink on her sheet music. She also used her chateau in southern France to hide Jewish refugees as well as weapons for the cause.

Her performing career enabled her to travel around Europe without attracting suspicion, and she attended numerous parties at embassies, gleaning whatever military and political information she could that might aid the Resistance, often smuggling intelligence secrets on invisible ink on her sheet music. She also used her chateau in southern France to hide Jewish refugees as well as weapons for the cause.

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