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vintage everyday: The Black Pearl: 28 Beautiful Vintage Photos of a Young Josephine Baker in the

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Josephine Baker hanging out with her pet cheetah in 1931. The cheetahs name? Chiquita. Photo: Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS.

Josephine Baker hanging out with her pet cheetah in Photo: Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS. From Vintage Black Glamour.

Paul Poiret & Josephine Baker 25 novembre 1925. Bal des Catherinettes de la maison de couture Poiret.

Paris, 25 novembre 1925 © Boris Lipnitzki - Josephine Baker and Fashion designer, Paul Poiret, at a costume party at Poiret's home, 1925

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Alfred Eisenstaedt—Josephine Baker performs at New York’s Strand Theater in 1951

more stars than there are in the heavens

It’s all a question of luck. As for the rest… beautiful, no. Amusing, yes.” -Josephine Baker, 1934 [photo by George Hoyningen-Huene, via Conde Nast archive]

La Baker and her pet cheetah

Wilder than her pet cheetah, the sex-mad Black Venus who outwitted the Nazis: Remarkable story of Josephine Baker as Rihanna is set to play legendary seductress in biopic