Recovering from a long weekend with the family? Take a moment to reflect upon Josephine Baker and her “Rainbow Tribe” of children. Starting with Akio from Tokyo in 1954, Josephine adopted 10 boys and two girls, many from poor countries — some even bought from destitute families. Housing them in her French chȃteau, she also put them on display for a paying public, dressed all in white. Hear more on Josephine and her tribe on DLS podcast Ep 22: bit.ly/2Gn8M6n
At the height of her fame in the mid 1920s, everyone in Europe wanted a bit of Josephine Baker’s glamour. She endorsed a brilliantine hair product called Bakerfix that earned her more money than her music. The glossy liquid helped brave flappers emulate her close cut crop with its signature lacquered curls.