Josephine Baker, by Murray Korman, 1936 - NPG x138145 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Josephine Baker

by Murray Korman
toned vintage bromide print, 1936
9 3/8 in. x 7 3/8 in. (238 mm x 188 mm) image size
Given by Edward Crangle
NPG x138145

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Andrew Batt

2 January 2017, 12:44

This portrait of Josephine Baker, dates from 1936 and was taken in New York to promote Bakers appearance in the Ziegfeld Follies. (see my comment on your other portrait of Baker). In 1930 Baker was still sporting her then trademark slicked down boyish crop with curls on her forehead and cheeks- also Murray Korman’s studio was in New York, and Baker did not return to the U.S until her performance in the Ziegfeld Follies in 1936

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