Jun 02, 2022 - Sale 2607

Sale 2607 - Lot 7

Price Realized: $ 1,040
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
Baker, Josephine (1906-1975) & Ethel Waters
Program for the New Plantation Revue's Show, "Tan Town Topics."

New York: De Pamphilis Press, 51 Greenwich Ave., [1925].

Four-page program detailing the entertainment lineup for the midnight shows held at the Plantation Club, a rooftop venue over the Winter Garden Theater; with a racist graphic depicting a Black child eating a watermelon on the cover; the show was headlined by Ethel Waters, the main production called, "The Mikado in Dixie," listing Josephine Baker in a scene in an impression of Johnny Hudgins called, "Taken from the County Jail," and Baker listed again as performing in the Revue in an act called, "Hot Foot'n"; some old folds, discoloration likely from being glued in an album, 10 7/8 x 8 in. unfolded.

Nineteen-year-old Baker departed the U.S. for France in 1925, thus elevating herself from minor player to immortal star.