New York: Barse & Co. / National Broadcasting Co., Inc., 1931. Politzer, Irving (jacket art). First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good / Good. Item #2329296
First edition. Jacket edges rubbed with minor loss from corners, two closed 1 inch jacket tears, one with several associated creases (top edge of rear panel), edges faintly foxed.
250 pp. Introduction by musician and performer Eddie Cantor, jacket art by Irving Politzer. Gertrude Berg created, wrote, produced, and starred in the comedy-drama radio broadcast The Rise of the Goldbergs (later shortened to The Goldbergs) from 1929-1956 (it switched to television in 1949, and remains the second-longest running program of its era, after Amos and Andy). She was one of the first women to achieve this level of creative control in the industry, and she won Tony and Emmy Awards for Best Lead Actress. The Goldbergs was adapted as the play Me and Molly in 1948 (and later on Broadway as Molly in 1973), and inspired the 1950 film The Goldbergs, as well as a CBS television series and a short-lived comic strip by Irwin Hasen. The jacket art for this edition was created by Irving Politzer, known for his work on sheet music covers and magazine advertising. His style was somewhat influenced by Art Deco, and characterized by its simplicity, utilizing mostly two- and three-color images.