• Short Summary

    Josephine Baker sings a French song at a charity ball in Paris.

  • Description

    Titles read: "Most people have heard of the next artiste:- Josephine Baker. Here is a glimpse of the celebrated "Star" at the famous "Little White Beds" Charity Ball, Paris."

    Paris, France.

    L/S of cabaret star Josephine Baker standing on a platform at a ball and singing a song about Paris in French. She looks very glamorous with sleek hair and a spangled costume. Other performers stand either side of her and sing in reply to her. At the end of the song Josephine takes a bow, then starts to waggle her hips as the music picks up tempo. She takes off her skirt (sparkling costume underneath) and hands her large earrings to another performer as if she is about to dance.

    Unfortunately, we cut to L/S of an old couple, watching from a box with some others and enjoying the entertainment. Cut back to Josephine, who is just finishing her dance and walks off as confetti falls from the ceiling.

    Cataloguer's note: I wanted to see her dancing! (Perhaps it was too risqué?)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1616.09
    Media URN:
    51701
    Group:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    12/10/1933
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:42:00 / 01:14:57:00
    Canister:
    PSP 810

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