Music: Long Way from St. Louis

For more than a quarter-century, Josephine Baker of the Folies Bergere and other Parisian spots has been the cream in French coffee, but she never thought she could be the same kind of success in the U.S.A. This week La Baker was learning better. Billed into Broadway's big, brassy Strand Theater for a three-week run, she had made such a hit that she was thinking about a U.S. tour.

Josephine, 45, who got her start in the all-Negro musical Shuffle Along (1922), gave the Strand's customers her latest continental routine. When she came onstage...

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