The Josephine Baker Story DVD

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  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: R
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 131 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Studio: HBO Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: June 5, 2001
  • Packaging: Snap Case
  • Closed Captioning: Yes
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Audio:
    ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
    SPANISH: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Director: Brian Gibson
  • Cast: Lynn Whitfield , Ruben Blades , David Dukes , Louis Jr. , Kene Holliday , Vivian Bonnell
  • Genre: Drama
  • Color: Color
  • Includes:
    Animated Menus
    Chapter Selections
    Cast & Crew Bios
  • Release Date: 1991
Before Madonna… Before Marilyn… There Was Josephine.

Outrageous, shocking, sensational - Josephine Baker (Lynn Whitfield) was born poor, but achieved fame and fortune through her sizzlingly exotic and erotic performances. Starting life on the American Vaudeville circuit, success takes Josephine to Paris where her semi-nude dancing causes an international sensation. Through her marriages to an Italian pseudo-count (Ruben Blades) and orchestra leader (David Dukes), to her bond with army officer Sidney Williams (Louis Gossett, Jr.), Josephine's life is a roller coaster ride of love and rejection from both her lovers and her country. But semi-nude, or head-to-toe in sequins; in battle fatigues or rags - her beauty and ambition ensured that Josephine Baker will always be remembered as the first, and possibly most loved, truly international star.
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