The Rise of the Goldbergs

New York and Newark: Barse & Co., (1931).

Price: $475.00

Hardcover. First edition. Introduction by Eddie Cantor. Extremities a little bumped and rubbed, a very good copy lacking the dustwrapper. A book that was derived from the classic radio program *The Goldbergs*, which starred the author, Gertrude Berg, who also conceived the program about a lower-middle class Jewish family in the Bronx that eventually moves to Connecticut. On the air from 1930 to 1947, the program was the second longest running program during the golden age of radio (after *Amos and Andy*), and it moved to television from 1949-1955. Signed by Gertude Berg, as well as by fellow cast members Alfred Corn and Rosalyn Silber, who played Molly's children on radio. Berg, who also won a Tony for Best Actress for *A Majority of One*, was one of the female pioneers of radio and television.

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The Rise of the Goldbergs. Gertrude BERG.