New York: The Archer Press Corporation. Good in Good+ dj. (c.1931). Triangle Monthly Books. Hardcover. [decent copy of a cheaply-manufactured book, spine turned and book slightly twisted on its axis, light soiling to top edge, browning to pages (not brittle), one-time owner's signature and date in blue ink at top of title page; jacket has one tiny chip at upper right-hand corner of front panel, short tear at bottom of rear panel, dampstaining to rear panel along spine]. "Gertrude was young, only seventeen, and beautiful -- a very dangerous combination when mixed with inexperience in the business world. Jerrold Scott of Scott & Son was wealthy. He was also a lover of beauty -- especially in young women, and none too scrupulous. Gertrude was desperate for a job and Jerrold Scott was kind." Uh-oh. Lait's original play of that name had a Broadway run in 1914, was filmed in 1915, and was novelized (by a writer named Webster Denison) in 1916; whether this particular edition is a reprint of the 1916 book or an entirely new novelization is unknown, at least to me. And in any case it still doesn't explain why actress Marion Nixon is pictured on the dust jacket; if y'all figure it out, let me know. . (Inventory #: 14365)
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