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My Man Godfrey

My Man Godfrey

Author: Eric Hatch

Year Published: 1935

Description: Set in depression-era New York, Eric Hatch's 1101 Park Avenue (renamed My Man Godfrey following the release of the 1936 film of that name directed by Gregory La Cava starring William Powell and Carole Lombard) is a lighthearted tale about a homeless man hired by an heiress to be her family's live-in butler after finding him in the city dump during a party scavenger hunt.  The heiress ends up falling in love with him, much to his chagrin, as he observes the family's dysfunction and works to keep his unknown past from coming to light.

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'The only difference between a derelict and a man is a job.'

My Man Godfrey

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