copyright 1946; Rinehart & Company publishers, New York; hardbound; very good condition with unmarked pages; no dust jacket.
A scathing indictment of big business and ad agencies, basis for the 1947 Jack Conway-directed film with an all-star cast that featured Clark Gable, Deborah Kerr (her first American film), Sydney Greenstreet, Adolphe Menjou, Ava Gardner, Keenan Wynn, and Edward Arnold.
One of the first postwar novels by a returning veteran who has a new, less respectful view of the world of Madison Avenue, and the world-shaking importance of selling bath soap to housewives who want to have skin like movie stars. Made into one of Clark Gable's first postwar films. A true relic of the postwar era of returning veterans.