Josephine Baker Paper Dolls

Name: Josephine Baker Paper Dolls ‘The Toast of Jazz Age Paris’

Illustrated By: Bruce Patrick Jones

Biography By: David Wolfe

Published by and When: Paper Studio Press, 2011

Sizes: The three paper dolls are 9-1/2 inches tall. The book measures 9-1/2 x 11-1/2 inches (width x length).

Description: Includes three Josephine Baker paper dolls and eight pages of costumes totaling 21 costumes.

Other: In the back of the Josephine Baker Paper Dolls book, David Wolfe describes Baker as a “Larger-than-life extraordinary entertainer and activist…” who “took Paris by storm with her glamour.” He adds that Baker “becomes a sensational star, segues into being a spy, is honored with medals, bravely promotes Civil Rights, adopts 12 children and at age 68 dies in bed surrounded by newspapers containing rave reviews for her latest show biz triumph.”

About Bruce Patrick Jones, the artist: “An accomplished commercial artist and successful art director, Bruce Patrick Jones has always created paper dolls for the sheer fun of it. As a child in a small Jamaican town, young Bruce displayed an innate talent for drawing. One of his early inspirations was Bill Woggon’s Katy Keene comics and he soon was creating his own versions of glamorous characters with gorgeous wardrobes…Over the years Bruce has created scores of paper dolls for magazines and convention souvenirs, and now his work has a wider distribution with two books for Dover Publishing: Action Stars Paper Dolls and Bettie Page Paper Dolls, as well as his books for Paper Studio Press” (Paper Studio Press).


More Photos

See more photos of this paper doll book including some of the glamorous fashions here.


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