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    Siren of the Tropics (Etablissements Louis Aubert, 1927). German Stills (16) (8" X 10"). Vintage, black and white, double weight, glossy stills. The St. Louis born daughter of a musician and a laundress, Josephine Baker began performing on the streets of her hometown as a child. By 17, she was married and sick of American racism. Abandoning her husband, Baker moved to Paris where she began performing as a dancer and singer, eventually joining the famed Follies Bergere. Her notoriety quickly spread throughout Europe and the world, earning her roles in a few silent films including this one. Sadly, only portions of this movie remain, leaving stills like these to give glimpses into Baker's fabulous career. Josephine Baker paper is very hard to come by, making these stills a real treat for collectors. There is edge wear and wrinkling on all of the stills and minor staining on a few as well. Fine-.

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    November, 2008
    7th-8th Friday-Saturday
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