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Josephine Baker takes her pet cheetah Chiquita for a walk, 1931. (Wow! And people worry about Pit Bulls being dangerous? Decades ago, people kept all sort of potentially dangerous exotic animals as pets).
Josephine Baker basically did everything she could do in America before people decided she was black and not important, so she moved to France with her pet cheetah, twelve children (all of different nationalities whom she called her 'rainbow brigade'), and lived in a castle in the French countryside being a rockstar.
VintageVixen.com Vintage Clothing Blog: Joyeux Anniversaire, Josephine Baker!