Just Plain Bill - His Story
Ashenhurst, Anne S.
Philadelphia David McKay 1935 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket
Very clean first edition in original jacket. Black cloth boards with orange lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Frontispiece photograph (total of seven black and white photographic plates). 249 pages. Clean dust jacket has a few very small edge chips and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Just Plain Bill was a long run 15-minute daytime radio drama program heard on CBS and NBC. The series was sponsored by Anacin for 18 of the program's 23-year run. It was “the real-life story of people just like people we all know.” Originally called Bill the Barber, the program began on CBS September 19, 1932. It told the story of Bill Davidson (Arthur Hughes), a barber in the town of Hartville, and his daughter Nancy (Ruth Russell). Bill often became involved in helping his friends and neighbors when he wasn't cutting hair. 022138