TITLE

Big In Europe

AUTHOR(S)
Meares, Joel
PUB. DATE
April 2012
SOURCE
Wired;Apr2012, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p52
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article explains why American-born singer and dancer Josephine Baker was popular in Europe but snubbed in the U.S. It notes that Baker's rise in Europe dovetailed with an African art craze and cites other U.S. acts that capture a European moment. Her 1936 homecoming performance after a decade of success in Paris, France and across Europe was met with unfavorable criticisms. She soon applied for French citizenship and relished her exile. In 1973, she returned to play Carnegie Hall.
ACCESSION #
75323016

 

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