Bare Boobs and Bananas - The Life and Times of Josephine Baker

Melissa Jane Gray

North West
Notice Period:
Regular (more than one month's notice)
Paid: £60 (special rate for W.I.s) - £125. Fuel Exps. over 15 miles
12th April 2018
Cabaret | Paris | 1920S | Music

This is the fascinating tale of Josephine Baker, the delightful black Cabaret star of 1920's Paris, famous for her cheeky comedy dance wearing nothing but a skimpy skirt of satin bananas!! This talk charts her humble beginnings, her life, loves, career and ultimate financial ruin - but only after her decoration by De Gaulle for her heroic and inspiring work for the French during WW2! Illustrated with photos, video and music clips with a screen, projector and amplifier.

Views: 296 | Enquiries: 5

About Melissa Jane Gray

Melissa has worked for 30 years as a professional voice-over, actor and singer, working regularly for BBC Radio 4. Through an initial involvement with the W.I., she added the strings of Public Speaking to her professional bow a few years ago, and has now gained much experience - including addressing 2000+ ladies at the Lancashire Federation W.I. Autumn General Meeting at the King Georges Hall in Blackburn.

Melissa speaks on various subjects, usually concerning the performance arts - and with a good dousing of humour.

Send a message to the speaker

If you are interested in this talk and wish to contact the speaker, please complete the following form:

Please provide your contact name
Please provide the name of your group
Your phone number so that the speaker can contact you
Your email address so that the speaker can contact you
Give details about the event, time of day and location