Josephine Baker in Łódź

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Title

Josephine Baker in Łódź

Description

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.

Publisher

Najer Folksblat no. 48

Date

1928

Language

Yiddish
Polish

Type

newspaper ad

Text

Grand-kino / Haynt gr. yontev far kino-libhober! / Der lang-ervarteter superfilm / loyt der berihmter ertsehlung fun Maurycy Dekabry / „Shvartser Venus” (Czarna Venus) / hoypt-role in der [sic] Józefina Baker / der fergeterter durkh gants / Eyropa parizer shtern. / Di mekhtige drame hot in ferloyf fun gantse 3 khadoshim ferkisheft gants Pariz. / Prekhtige oysshtatung! Onhoyb 4 a zeyger nokhmitog. Shabes, zuntog un yontev – fun 1.30 nokhmitog. / Orkester unter der leytung fun H’ R. Kantor.

Translation

Grand Cinema / Today a great holiday for cinema lovers! / The long-awaited super-film / according to the famous narrative of Maurice Dekobra/ “Black Venus” (Black Venus) / in the leading role Josephine Baker / the Parisian star adored / through all of Europe. / The powerful drama enchanted all of Paris in the course of three months. / Splendid outfit! Begins 4 PM. Shabbat, Sunday, and holidays – 1:30 PM. / Orchestra directed by Mr. R. Kantor.

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Citation

“Josephine Baker in Łódź,” Jewish Life in Interwar Łódź , accessed May 25, 2024, https://jewish-lodz.iu.edu/items/show/97.