Golden Age of Music, Class & Style

Golden Age of Music, Class & Style

jujubee58:

queertrees:

geekygothgirl:

verycuriousnocure:

During World War II, Josephine Baker served with the French Red Cross and was an active member of the French resistance movement. Using her career as a cover Baker became an intelligence agent, carrying secret messages written in invisible ink on her sheet music. She was awarded the Croix de Guerre, and received a Medal of the Resistance in 1946. In 1961 she received the highest French honor, the Legion d’Honneur awarded by then President Charles de Gaulle.
Our loss, U.S.A….

If you don’t admire the shit out of J. Baker, who was also pretty openly bisexual and adopted NINETEEN children in addition to the badassery mentioned above, I want you to go sit in the corner and think about your life choices.

um she was also a huge civil rights activist and her refusal to perform for segregated audiences at major clubs that were fallin over themselves to book her helped de-segregate vegas performance venues
aaaand she had a pet cheetah

The best thing she ever did was leave the US

jujubee58:

queertrees:

geekygothgirl:

verycuriousnocure:

During World War II, Josephine Baker served with the French Red Cross and was an active member of the French resistance movement. Using her career as a cover Baker became an intelligence agent, carrying secret messages written in invisible ink on her sheet music. She was awarded the Croix de Guerre, and received a Medal of the Resistance in 1946. In 1961 she received the highest French honor, the Legion d’Honneur awarded by then President Charles de Gaulle.

Our loss, U.S.A….

If you don’t admire the shit out of J. Baker, who was also pretty openly bisexual and adopted NINETEEN children in addition to the badassery mentioned above, I want you to go sit in the corner and think about your life choices.

um she was also a huge civil rights activist and her refusal to perform for segregated audiences at major clubs that were fallin over themselves to book her helped de-segregate vegas performance venues

aaaand she had a pet cheetah

The best thing she ever did was leave the US

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whitefiatuno:

dearest tumblr, here is the gif without context, 4 your pleasure.

whitefiatuno:

dearest tumblr, here is the gif without context, 4 your pleasure.

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yung90sense:

BadXo

yung90sense:

BadXo

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thatvintagepyt:

Cause we all need a meditating Michael Jackson on our blog

thatvintagepyt:

Cause we all need a meditating Michael Jackson on our blog

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classicladiesofcolor:


Dorothy Dandridge as “Princess Malimi” in Drums of the Congo (1942).

I don’t remember the source, but I do remember first saving this photo on a floppy disk. Enough said.

classicladiesofcolor:

Dorothy Dandridge as “Princess Malimi” in Drums of the Congo (1942).

I don’t remember the source, but I do remember first saving this photo on a floppy disk. Enough said.