British high society heiress Nancy Cunard was active in Negrophile work in the 1920s and 1930s, with several publications including Negro: an Anthology which she edited in 1934. A massive – over 800 pages – and far-ranging book, stocks were destroyed due to enemy action in the 1940s but an abridged version has been published. Closely associated, in France, with African American pianist Henry Crowder, her biographer Anne Chisholm used Crowther’s typescript memoirs in her Nancy Cunard (London: Sidgwick and Jackson, 1979, hardback; Penguin, 1981, paperback). Crowther’s memoir As Wonderful as all That? was published by Wild Trees Press of Navarro, California in 1987. It was a 200 page paperback with the illustrations used by Chisholm. Used copies were available in February 2020 at £26.00.
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