Josephine Baker in Bałuty


Josephine Baker in Bałuty


Ad from the Yiddish newspaper Najer Folksblat publicizing a 1929 screening of a Josephine Baker film (probably the 1927 Siren of the Tropics) at the movie theater Era in Bałuty. Baker's role of Papitou, an exotic girl who follows her love from the tropics to Paris and finds herself on the cabaret stage, shows off her raw eroticism and remarkable dancing talent as she effortlessly breezes through her virtuoso version of the Charleston.


Najer Folksblat no. 16






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Kino „Era” / Friher „Flora,” Zavisha 22 (Balut) / Akhtung: fun dinstog d. 8. yanuar onhoyb / fun di forshtelungen 4 a zeyger nokhmitog / shabes un zuntog 12,30 nokhmitog. / Prayzen: I – 60 gr. II – 50 gr. III – 30 gr. / Fershtark orkester. Der zol iz geheytst.

Haynt un folgende teg! Di froy, velkhe reytst di gantse velt! / Józefina Baker in ihr shlager-program Shvartse Venus / Prekhtig erotish bild in 10 akten. / Fastsinirender prakht fun der berihmter in der gantser velt / Revi [sic] „Folies Bergere” / Egzotizm! Reyts fun vahnzin! / Als partnerin tret [sic] oyf / Piotr Bacref, Regina Thomas


Cinema “Era” / Previously “Flora,” Zawiszy 22 (Bałuty) / Attention: from Tuesday the 8th of January / the showings begin at 4 PM / Shabbat and Sunday 12:30 PM. / Prices: I – 60 groszy II – 50 groszy III – 30 groszy / Increased orchestra. The room is heated.

Today and following days! The woman who tempts the whole world! / Josephine Baker in her hit program Black Venus / Magnificent erotic tableau in 10 acts. / Fascinating beauty from the most famous in the whole world / Revue “Folies Bergère” / Exoticism! Charm of madness! / As partners appear / Pierre Batcheff, Regina Thomas




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