The Josephine Baker Story

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0120010205

Josette Simon reads from Ean Wood's biography of the extraordinary star who danced and sang her way from the St Louis slums to fame and riches in 1920s Paris.

1: Out of Louis.

As a gawky teenager in the back streets of America's ragtime capital, Josephine teaches herself to dance.

Written and abridged by Ean Wood.

0220010206

Josette Simon reads from Ean Wood's biography of the extraordinary star who danced and sang her way from the St Louis slums to fame and riches in 1920s Paris.

2: La Revue Negre.

A new black revue opens in sensation-hungry Paris, and Josephine takes the city by storm.

Written and abridged by Ean Wood.

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Josette Simon reads from Ean Wood's biography of the star who danced and sang her way out of the St Louis slums.

3: Dancing on Bananas.

Josephine opens at the Folies Bergere - dressed in nothing but bananas.

Written and abridged by Ean Wood.

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Josette Simon reads from Ean Wood's biography of the star who danced and sang her way out of the St Louis slums.

4: The Honourable Correspondent.

Josephine does war work for the French resistance and as a pilot for the Red Cross.

Written and abridged by Ean Wood.

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Josette Simon reads from Ean Wood's biography of the star who danced and sang her way out of the St Louis slums.

5: `The Rainbow Tribe'.

Josephine adopts a family of children from around the world, faces ruin and stages a final spectacular comeback.