Josephine Baker’s Château Becomes A Memorial

La Baker “is a gilded banana skirt and a feathery hairpiece, a spit curl and a sculpted brow – not the rumpled woman in a bathrobe, dark glasses, and shower cap in the photo in the kitchen at the Château des Milandes,” which had just been repossessed. The estate’s current owner has made the house into a monument to the singer and the extraordinary activities she undertook there.

Obit Mag 06/08/10

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