|Posted on Monday, January 16, 2006 - 10:37 pm: |
It is possible that Josephine was made up to be darker in her earlier movies. This was done with a lot of actresses back then because they wanted them to look like exotic jungle goddesses or lusty Jezabels as opposed to tragic mulattos. I think the best source would be pictures of her taken when she was young before she went into show business. I find it interesting that some of us seem to think that there are only 2 tones in the black race. Light and dark, but damn, there's a whoooole spectrum of brown shades between!