Music hall treasures to go on sale
PARIS - Agence France-Presse
Costumes and jewels of musical legends Josephine Baker go on sale.Feathers, costumes and jewels sported by French musical legends from Josephine Baker to Maurice Chevalier are up for grabs next month at a rare auction in Paris.
More than 5,000 items from a private collection of star attire from the Casino de Paris -- a venerable city music hall -- will go under the hammer on January 26 and 27, the Arts Talents Encheres auction house said.
They include a gown worn by American-born dancer, singer and actress Josephine Baker who became the first black artiste to gain global fame.
Baker used the sequinned outfit at her last public appearance in 1975. It is thought to fetch up to 6,000 euros ($8,000). Other memorabilia include Chevalier’s trademark boater hat.