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. Very Good, modest fading to spine, some general shelf wear, in Good dustjacket, chipped at spine ends and flap corners (and a few at edges) dime sized chip at lower spine end, square sticker price abrasion at front panel.