Softcover printing of "Jazz Cleopatra" by Phyllis Rose. In very good used condition. Wear and yellowing of pages consistent with age and light use. No lines, notes or marks within text.
The influential, uninhibited entertainer's life is traced from her turbulent Missouri childhood to her fame as a jazz singer and dancer. Josephine Baker's fascinating life encompassed stardom in the Paris of the 1920s, a career in the French Resistance, and civil rights activism in the '50s and '60s. Rose brings Baker to life as a performer, as a cultural icon, and as a black woman in a white world. Includes 16 pages of photos.