First Edition. Hill dustjacket art. Scarce novel of a Broadway actress and New York City's Broadway district. "Nina's meteoric rise races through unforgettable scenes in the hot spots of night life and gangsterdom. Innocently entangled in a bloody gang war, playing the game among gunmen, racketeers, dope fiends, gigolos, gay girls and their retinues, singing torch songs in the hangout of the high income bracket gangsters - this Broadway virgin remained kissable but unkept". Basis for the 1935 Lewis D. Collins directed black and white talkie film Manhattan Butterfly starring Dorothy Granger, William Bakewell and Betty Compson. Very Good, some cloth wear and soiling to page edges, in Good but flawed dustjacket, with quarter sized chip at lower spine end, top spine end with narrow half inch sized chip, dime sized abrasion at top spine, closed tears and rubbing to flap edges, soiling to white of rear panel.