When she arrived in New York with her husband Jo, they were refused reservations at 36 hotels because of racial discrimination. Baker collected what information she could about German troop locations from officials she met at parties. Six Women of a Dangerous Generation. Official Josephine Baker website. After the miscarriage, she developed an infection so severe it required a hysterectomy. Her star turn in a revival of Ziegfeld Follies on Broadway generated less than impressive box office numbers, and later in the run, she was replaced by Gypsy Rose Lee.
Baker was celebrated by artists and intellectuals of the era, who variously dubbed her the "Black Pearl", the "Bronze Venus", and the "Creole Goddess". After winning a public battle over desegregating the club's audience, Baker followed up her sold-out run at the club with a national tour. Retrieved 13 January
Having read a Blumenthal-written story about Leonard Bernstein 's FBI file, he indicated that he had read his mother's FBI file and, using comparison of the file to the tapes, said he thought the Stork Club incident was overblown. Retrieved 27 June
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Under the management of Abatino, Baker's stage and public persona, as well as her singing voice, were transformed. Retrieved 9 May Washington, and Comet Theatres. But I could not walk into a hotel in America and get a cup of coffee, and that made me mad. Knopf , pp.