First Edition in dustjacket with 'Second Printing' plug at spine. Polly 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. Near Fine in Good dustjacket, inch deep chip at top spine end, some shallow chips and edge wear.