Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role 1949
Plays Character That Is Related To The Sex Trade Industry
Saloon Girl Bengal Tiger 1936
Character Is A Saloon Girl
Jane Wyman once famously said, “I simply refused to play a prostitute, a drug addict. Non exposure is better than appearing in the wrong thing.” Well of course she said this when scripts were plentiful and she was at the top of her profession. But when you are starting out, you have to take whatever you can get. To her credit she never did play parts like a prostitute or a drug addict. However she did play a saloon girl in the 1936 film Benegal Tiger. This was an uncredited part, meaning she was a background player.
As written about in the Linda Hunt entry, Saloon Girls provided company to lonely men and kept them drinking. The more the men drank, the more money they made as they worked on commission. Some Saloon Girls even turned tricks, with the Saloon getting a kickback. The Film Bengal Tiger Is Not Available On DVD
Jane Wyman In Burlesque Wear 1955
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