Bring on the Girls: The Improbable Story of Our Life in Musical comedy, with Pictures to Prove it

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Author: Pelham Grenville "P G" Wodehouse (1881-1975) and Guy Reginald Bolton

Year: 1954

Publisher: Herbert Jenkins

Place: London


248 pages with plates and index. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 3/4") bound in original publisher's red cloth with gilt lettering to spine in original pictorial jacket. First British edition.

Bring on the Girls is a semi-autobiographical collaboration between P. G. Wodehouse and Guy Bolton, first published in the United States on 5 October 1953 by Simon & Schuster, Inc, New York, and in the United Kingdom on 21 May 1954 by Herbert Jenkins, London. Subtitled "The Improbable Story of Our Life in Musical Comedy, With Pictures To Prove It", it takes the form of a series of partly fictionalized, partly apocryphal stories centered on the world of Broadway, where both Wodehouse and Bolton had worked successfully as lyricists, collaborating with the likes of composer Jerome Kern. It features anecdotes about the larger-than-life characters who dominated Broadway between 1915 and 1930, but the biographer Frances Donaldson writes that it is to be read as entertainment rather than history: "Guy, having once invented an anecdote, told it so often that it was impossible to know whether in the end he believed it or not."


Some offset darkening to paste downs. Jacket spine ends chipped, edge tears and chips else a very good copy in about a very good jacket.

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