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Man Ray drew Anita Reynolds in 1928.

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Man Ray drew Anita Reynolds in 1928.

Late in life, Anita Reynolds, the wife of a hotelier living in St. Croix, worked on her memoirs. A veritable Zelig of the interwar years, Reynolds had moved in prominent circles, and had quite a story to tell. She’d been tape-recording her reminiscences for a few years, and she needed help to organize them. Brown-skinned, witty, and at ease with her variegated family history, she asked Howard Miller—her tenant and a former journalist and reading