Banana Boys

Josephine Baker was an icon of her time – the Roaring Twenties – performing as a topless dancer at the Folies Berg√®re in Paris, often wearing little else than a handful bananas… Pretty wild, but then again her ethnic heritage demanded nothing less than extravagance as she seemed tasked to introduce multiracial entertainers to a wider audience as she effectively brought the European Jazz Scene to fame. Baker’s sexually explicit wardrobe, style and performance¬†are today recurring themes in popular culture, fashion, art and music.     Continue reading