Perhaps the greatest of them all was Josephine Baker. Born in St. Louis, Baker took Paris by storm in the '20s, turning on entire crowds with her thin, revealing dresses and sensual dance moves. Soon she was living a life Paris Hilton would envy, spending megabucks on jewelry, clothing, and exotic pets such as a leopard and a chimpanzee. She also supported troops during World War II and spoke out against racism in the United States, but her legacy is one of sophisticated sex appeal.
The World Erotic Art Museum showcases Baker's films, posters, and art through February 29.
Mondays-Thursdays, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fridays-Sundays, 11-midnight. Starts: Feb. 1. Continues through Feb. 29, 2012