More Guys and Dolls - Thirty-Four of the Best Short Stories
|Author:||Damon Runyon; Clark Kinnard (Introduction by); Sam Sloan (Introduction by)|
This is the follow-up volume to the Original "Guys and Dolls" by Damon Runyon, published in 1931, ISBN 9784871879477, with 34 more stories.
Since then, there have been many "Guys and Dolls", including Broadway Plays named Guys and Dolls that get revived from time to time.
Damon Runyon was primarily a newspaper reporter. He wrote these stories as a sideline. He was best known for his short stories celebrating the world of Broadway in New York City that grew out of the Prohibition era.
To New Yorkers of his generation, a "Damon Runyon character" evoked a distinctive social type from the Brooklyn or Midtown demi-monde. The adjective "Runyonesque" refers to this type of character as well as to the type of situation.
His best known story is "Little Miss Marker" that was made into a movie starring Shirley Temple and established Shirley Temple as a star.
The musical Guys and Dolls is based on two of his stories, "The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown" and "Blood Pressure". The musical additionally borrows characters and story elements from a few other Runyon stories, most notably "Pick The Winner". The film Little Miss Marker (and its two remakes, Sorrowful Jones and the 1980 Little Miss Marker) grew from his short story of the same name.