s. josephine baker

Lost Generation Asks
  • Ernest Hemmingway: What "lost cause" do you always seem to be fighting for?
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald: Do you enjoy crowds or reclusion?
  • Zelda Fitzgerald: What are you beyond wildly passionate about?
  • John Dos Passos: Are you big on discussing politics?
  • Gertrude Stein: Do you tend to defy social norms?
  • Alice B. Toklas: What kind of person do you picture spending the rest of your life with?
  • T.S. Eliot: What is your inner monologue generally saying?
  • Sherwood Anderson: Are you at all ashamed of your past?
  • Pablo Picasso: What "period" of your life do you miss the most or are most looking forward to?
  • Cole Porter: If your life was a song, what would the title be?
  • Joséphine Baker: Do you see yourself as a sensation?
  • Juan Belmonte: How do you face your demons?
  • Salvador Dalí: How do you think people should see the world differently?
  • Man Ray: How influenced are your passions by your parents?

Josephine Baker wed fourth (and final) husband, orchestra leader Jo Bouillon in 1947. They were together until their divorce in 1961. It was during this time Ms. Baker adopted her twelve children of different ethnicities and religions which she called her “Rainbow Tribe.” It was her desire to show the world that children from different backgrounds could live together as brothers.