Chocolat the Clown

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Chocolat the Clown

Chocolat the Clown
Photograph by Marius Heyroud

While African-American Josephine Baker is generally considered to be the first widely-acclaimed black performer in Paris with her entry onto the stage in 1925 at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, another black artist, whose stage name was Chocolat, had already achieved celebrity status in the city some forty years before her arrival in the City of Light. Read about Chocolat in this month’s Paris Insights.

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