BY MADELAINE CAPPUCCIO

89. Theme 296 ~Tables~

These tables are located in the most wonderful French restaurant,CHEZ JOSEPHINE‘ in NYC. The food is fabulous, the service outstanding and the ambiance is delightful…..it’s like having dinner in a tiny jewel box.  Chez Josephine was opened by the charming and handsome Jean-Claude Baker as a tribute to his late mother, American-born Paris sensation Josephine Baker, a multi-talented singer,  actress and comedienne of the 1920’s and beyond, who was WAY ahead of her time.  You can hear her performing “Haiti” from the 1934 film, ZOU ZOU, HERE or HERE for footage of her performing ‘The Plantation’ recorded at the Folies Bergères, Paris, in 1927. Chez Josephine is located at 414 West 42nd Street.  If you’re ever in the City, don’t pass up the opportunity to dine there…….it’s an amazing experience!  Thanks Jean-Claude!

Edit: 8/23/13 –

Wilder than her pet cheetah, the sex-mad Black Venus who outwitted the Nazis: Remarkable story of Josephine Baker

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Me, Jean-Claude & of course, Josephine…..sorry for the poor quality!

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5 responses

  1. Must be wonderful have some supper here now and then … Josephine Baker, who doesn’t know her …

    August 14, 2011 at 3:02 am

  2. Looks like one can be right in the midst of the music with the grand piano so close to the tables!

    August 15, 2011 at 12:04 am

  3. Hello There. I found your blog using msn. This is an extremely well written article. I will make sure to bookmark it and return to read more of your useful information. Thanks for the post. I will certainly comeback.

    August 15, 2011 at 8:57 am

  4. Dinner in a jewel box from the ’30s sounds so romantic.

    August 15, 2011 at 11:19 am

  5. What a treat! I know and love her music and story. Hoping that the lower shot is you (not in the painting of course!)

    August 22, 2011 at 10:13 pm

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