Voulez-vous de la Canne à Sucre?

Song sheet for Voulez-vous de la Canne à Sucre? performed by Josephine Baker

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Published by
Salabert, Francis, French, 1884 - 1946
Composed by
Lelievre, Léo, French, 1872 - 1956
Written by
Varna, Henri, French, 1877 - 1969
Illustrated by
Gaudin, Louis, French, 1882 - 1936
Subject of
Baker, Josephine, American, 1906 - 1975
Alex, Joe, Martiniquan
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 10 11/16 × 6 3/4 in. (27.1 × 17.1 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 16 1/2 × 12 1/2 in. (41.9 × 31.8 cm)
Type
sheet music
Place depicted
Paris, Île-de-France, France, Europe
Brussels, Belgium, Europe
Date
1930
Description
A song sheet titled, "Voulez-vous de la Canne à Sucre?" performed by Josephine Baker and Joe Alex. The song sheet is framed in a silver frame with white matting. The sheet features and illustration of Josephing Baker in costume. She is depicted with her body towards the left of the frame and her head facing the right looking down at a cheetah perched on its hind legs behind her. The artist's mark [Zig / 30] is next to the cheetah's back. French text throughout the sheet reads: [MM. Dufrenne et Varna présentent “Paris Qui Remue” / Revue de MM. H. Varna, L. Lelièvre et Earl Leslie au Casino De Paris / Voulez -Vous de la Canne à Sucre? / (En voulez-vous de la canne !!!) / Fox One Step / chante par / Joséphine Baker et Joe Alex / Por Piano et Chat / 6 fr. / Parole de Léo Lelièvre et Henri Varna / Musique de Paddy / Éditions Francis Salabert / Vente en Gros : / 22, Rue Chauchat, 22 –Paris – 9e / 14, Rue de Loxum Bruxelles]. The back of the frame has an alphanumeric inscription.
Topic
African American
Actors
Dance
Entertainers
Jazz (Music)
Singers (Musicians)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture and National Portrait Gallery, Gift from Jean-Claude Baker
Object number
2016.135.8
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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Classification
Documents and Published Materials
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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