October 19, 2022

When Josephine Baker Had Enough

by Not Past It

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When international Jazz Age icon Josephine Baker walked into New York’s most exclusive nightclub 71 years ago this week, a brief interaction changed her career and life forever. What followed took Josephine should be from headlining New York’s top musical theaters to headlining the country’s juiciest gossip columns. Her mistake? Expecting service at a restaurant.

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