9780674073050-0674073053-American Cocktail: A “Colored Girl” in the World

American Cocktail: A “Colored Girl” in the World

ISBN-13: 9780674073050
ISBN-10: 0674073053
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Anita Reynolds, Howard M. Miller
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Format: Hardcover 352 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780674073050
ISBN-10: 0674073053
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Anita Reynolds, Howard M. Miller
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Format: Hardcover 352 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Anita Reynolds, Howard M. Miller wrote American Cocktail: A “Colored Girl” in the World comprising 352 pages back in 2014. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0674073053 and 9780674073050. Since then American Cocktail: A “Colored Girl” in the World textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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This is the rollicking, never-before-published memoir of a fascinating woman with an uncanny knack for being in the right place in the most interesting times. Of racially mixed heritage, Anita Reynolds was proudly African American but often passed for Indian, Mexican, or Creole. Actress, dancer, model, literary critic, psychologist, but above all free-spirited provocateur, she was, as her Parisian friends nicknamed her, an "American cocktail."

One of the first black stars of the silent era, she appeared in Hollywood movies with Rudolph Valentino, attended Charlie Chaplin's anarchist meetings, and studied dance with Ruth St. Denis. She moved to New York in the 1920s and made a splash with both Harlem Renaissance elites and Greenwich Village bohemians. An émigré in Paris, she fell in with the Left Bank avant garde, befriending Antonin Artaud, Man Ray, and Pablo Picasso. Next, she took up residence as a journalist in Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War and witnessed firsthand the growing menace of fascism. In 1940, as the Nazi panzers closed in on Paris, Reynolds spent the final days before the French capitulation as a Red Cross nurse, afterward making a mad dash for Lisbon to escape on the last ship departing Europe.

In prose that perfectly captures the globetrotting nonchalance of its author, American Cocktail presents a stimulating, unforgettable self-portrait of a truly extraordinary woman.

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