She became, certainly, an instant sex symbol. She went on to star in La Folie du Jour at the Folies Bergeres, where she performed the famous banana dance.
Get ready for this – THERE IS STILL A VIDEO OF THE BANANA DANCE.
Okay, go make popcorn. Or deviled eggs, which were the most popular snack to eat at the cinema around 1927. Then let’s watch it together:
Now we clap!
Okay, good work everybody.
My first reaction was “Good lord, there’s still video of the banana dance? They barely had cameras in 1927.”
But then I thought about it.
I thought, “Well, they had cameras for about 30 years at that time.” That was after I Googled some stuff.
Then I thought that if I had a newfangled camera, the first thing I would record would be a train. Something weird. Then probably a baby. Then a couple kissing. Then Charlie Chaplin being whimsical. Then Josephine Baker dancing naked.
This is pretty similar to the way I imagine people first used the internet. Like, those were the first four or five things Al Gore searched. In slightly different variations, sure, -he Googled a potato, not a baby – but otherwise exactly the same.