Chiquita wasn’t Josephine’s only pet – there was a goat and a pig too, to name a few – but the cheetah was certainly her most famous. Chiquita traveled the world with Josephine, rode in her car, slept in her bed, and, as we see here, wore a leash attached to diamond collar. Always the provocateur on and off stage, Josephine knew how to command attention. The Phoenix Project recreated this stunning dress for sale in a limited edition for a limited time.
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Adopting the World: Josephine Baker's Rainbow Tribe - Merlind Theile 10/2/09 DER SPIEGEL Long before Angelina Jolie, Mia Farrow and Madonna made headlines with their adoptive families, 1920s star Josephine Baker tried to combat racism by adopting 12 children of various ethnic backgrounds from around the world. Today the members of her "rainbow tribe" are still searching for their identity.
View of singer Josephine Baker greeting Marian Anderson at the Beaux Arts Ball, Hotel Roosevelt in New York, New York. Harold Jackman on far left. Stamped on back: "Photo by Cecil Layne." Handwritten on back: "Josephine Baker, Marian Anderson, Harold Jackman, extreme left, Beaux Arts Ball, Hotel Roosevelt, New York City, Feb. 12, 1960."