Wednesday, May 20, 2009

"Dress rehearsal was a disaster. One of the chorus girls sprained an ankle, a costume in the 'Electricity' number short-circuited, Chiquita (Baker's pet leopard), unnerved by the general tension, chewed a hole in a dancer's trousers and the wind machine broke down."

-Josephine Baker, description of the days leading up to the premiere of Paris qui Remue, which opened at Le Casino de Paris on September 26, 1930.

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