Anastasia Trivia: The musical number “Paris Holds the Key (To Your Heart)” features a cameo by Josephine Baker, an American-born French dancer, singer, and actress who was a world-famous entertainer. She refused to perform for segregated audiences in America and is known for contributions to the Civil Rights movement, assisting the French Resistance during World War 11, receiving the French military honor, the Croix de guerre and was made a Chevalier of the Légion d’honneur by General Charles de Gaulle. She rose to fame performing the Danse sauvage wearing a costume made of bananas and little else. In later shows in Paris, she was often accompanied on stage by her pet cheetah, Chiquita, who was adorned with a diamond collar. The cheetah frequently escaped into the orchestra pit, where it terrorized the musicians, adding another element of excitement to the show.

Anastasia: Once Upon a December dress


25 Photographs of The Imperial Russian Court Dress {5/25}


25 Photographs of The Imperial Russian Court Dress {5/25}


Endless List of Favourite Movies -5/∞: Anastasia, 1997

"On the wind, ‘cross the sea, hear this song and remember, soon you’ll be home with me… Once upon a December."


Anastasia (1997)

Then and Now: Catherine Palace

Figures dancing gracefully

Across my memory