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  • Kanin's play, whose original production ran for 1,642 performances on Broadway and which was later turned into a hit movie, is a solidly made commercial comedy, a variation on "Pygmalion" in which Harry Brock (Jim Belushi), a thuggish businessman who comes to Washington in order to bribe a few congresssmen, hires an earnest young reporter (Robert Sean Leonard) to give Billie Dawn (Ms. Arianda), his chorus-girl mistress, a much-needed coat of social polish.

    The Blacker Shade of Blue

  • At the photos edge stood one of those tall, glam chorus-girl types as common to Las Vegas as palm trees and with about the same IQ I tended to notice them as much as I do the trees.

    Dancing with Werewolves

  • The mirror above the dresser flashed back a chorus-girl sparkle.

    Dancing with Werewolves

  • There were chorus-girl guards turning a few kicks -- wearing black-leg, white-leg tights for some unusually visual photo-play for those days.

    View from the Northern Border

  • Prince of Wales, and putting on an accent like a temporarily promoted chorus-girl playing the part of a duchess in a musical comedy.

    Burmese Days

  • Bette Davis, Barbara Stanwyck: we remember their fierceness, their elegantly hunched posture, the way they wore chorus-girl shorts or antebellum gowns.

    Working Girl

  • It was an inspiration, the source of which was a chorus-girl who lived in Jiro's boarding-house.

    The Loves of Sakura Jiro and the Three Headed Maid

  • I mean, you won't let any twopenny-halfpenny little chorus-girl, or ... or girl out of a shop come in, will you?

    The Making of a Soul

  • "The brains of a hen, and the soul, probably, of a chorus-girl."

    The Making of a Soul

  • McCabe_, her appropriate mate, who first had to fly the country through helping a chorus-girl out of a difficulty and then (more or less) won the War by revolutionising bacteriology or something like that.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 159, August 25th, 1920

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