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How Big is one Flamingo Feather?
by Lynne Belluscio
This question has been bothering me ever since I read that Josephine Baker, the notorious entertainer, made her debut in Paris at the Theatre des Champs Elysees
wearing nothing more than one pink flamingo feather. Why, you ask, was I even interested in this little bit of history? Well, I was putting together trivia questions about the Roaring Twenties for the annual Historical Society Dinner Auction (which by the way has been postponed – we hope to hold it May 2, but it might be later if things don’t clear up). Since it is that time of year when the flamingoes return to LeRoy, I thought I’d better fact check this obscure piece of flamingo history. Well believe it or not, Lynn Haney wrote a biography of Josephine Baker, “Naked at the Feast.” The book was . . .