First Edition. Foreword by Walter Winchell. Humorous collection of stories by the author best known for Guys and Dolls. "The novel adventures of a wise guy with hard boiled guys and dolls, chorus girls and social registerites - by the man who is said to know more about the 'roaring forties' and the underworld than any other writing man alive". The stories served as the basis for several films that featured such famous actors of the period as Bob Hope, Shirley Temple, Lucille Ball, Tony Curtis ,Walter Matthau, Julie Andrews, and Bob Newhart. Near Fine but for speckling to cloth, blind stamp address at front endpaper, in Very Good dustjacket, modest surface and shelf wear, small chips at spine ends and flap corners, general soiling to panels.