Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Blind Item #11 - Mr. X - Old Hollywood

The songstress/actress who spent much of her career overseas because she was more accepted had a great hook when she married the guy who was a fake Count. He was really her "broker."

26 comments:

Tricia13 said...

Josephine Baker

Tricia13 said...

Jean Lion for the husband?(she had four)

Derp said...

Lynn Whitman was smoking hot playing her in that HBO movie

Derp said...

Whitfield. Mea culpa.

Tricia13 said...

Beautiful woman. Her voice.... listen to it forever. Used to frequent a place in NYC called Chez Josephine which was(is?) an homage to her. Not sure it’s still there.

Tricia13 said...

Hommage*

Brayson87 said...

Check out her wikipedia pic, it's like old time instagram yachter 😅

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josephine_Baker

Lynn said...

A yachter who worked for the French Resistance and campaigned for civil rights

IndieRaga said...

And found time to raise a Rainbow Tribe....what a life !

loopymommy said...

She passed in 1975 and her son Jean-Claude opened it in 1986, so she didn't exactly frequent it. It is still there.

David Andrews said...

Don't hurt Josephine!

OKay said...

You got homage right the first time, Tricia. :)

Tricia13 said...

I frequented it

Tricia13 said...

Didn’t think that was easily misconstrued.. but oh wells

Tricia13 said...

Nah the alternative spelling is more aptly applied when the tribute is expressively done in the style of the person being honored- like Chez Josephine is ...

gauloise said...

The husband is , "Count" Pepito Abatino


. At the start of her career in France, Baker met a Sicilian former stonemason who passed himself off as a count, who persuaded her to let him manage her.[19] Giuseppe Pepito Abatino was not only Baker's management, but her lover as well.

its straight off her wikipedia

SassyRican said...

@Tricia13

I went there as well and it was a great place! It's still open too!

Tricia13 said...

Thank you @SassyRican:) Haven’t has occasion or been by in years since I haven’t lived in NYC for a long time. Jean Claude was always so lovely and hospitable.. had an theatre event or 2 there . Wonderful
Way to honor his Mom...

loopymommy said...

Sorry, I didn't realize you were referring to yourself.

Tricia13 said...
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Tricia13 said...



No worries. Considering I know a bit about her, her music son and personal history; enough anyway, to know she was the answer, it’s likely I wouldn’t refer her as hanging out in a boite long after her death.::

Unknown said...

Wow. Worried about the usage of "homage," and pays no attention to punctuation.

Unknown said...

Homme-age.
He's 46
But if he kicks another female photographer in the face
He won't get much older.
😁📷

Unknown said...

Do explain and please feel free to write it as you feel it should be written.
I'm genuinely interested.

Blue Margarita said...

how DARE you question Tricia !!! peasant !!

shakey said...

This is a beautiful song about her:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gJMPZUrZm4

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