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  • My other Hollywood novel, Loop Group, though wholly ignored, contains a far better picture of what one might call working-girl Hollywood, about which, by gosh and by golly, I finally began to learn a few things.

    HOLLYWOOD

  • The car dashed on, leaving the flurry of combat far behind, and its dumfounded passengers never dreamed that the quiet young man and the pretty working-girl sitting in the corner on the outside seat had been the cause of the row.

    Chapter 42

  • Easy Living (1937) - Frustrated with his wife's spending habits, financier J.B. Ball (Edward Arnold) throws his wife's new $58,000 sable coat out of the window, where it alights on the shoulders of working-girl Mary Smith (Jean Arthur), who's riding to the office on a double-decker bus.

    John Farr: The Best Depression-Era Comedies by Farr

  • Though the publications conjure up stereotyped yarns of Wild West adventure, complete with lurid cover illustration, many other genres were represented: tales of urban outlaws, detective stories, working-girl narratives of virtue defended, and costume romances.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • She must have her real boy name, her real girl name, and then her working-girl name.

    The Double Life is Twice as Good

  • A working-girl heroine brings a rich guy out of his isolation, and gets a new wardrobe in the bargain (plus a picturesque holiday in the beautiful seacoast town of Mendocino, where our lovers escape for an idyllic interlude).

    Pretty Woman Does A Weepie

  • I really liked the early ones best, the working-girl mysteries set in the war years of Chicago.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • For instance, one of the richest capitalists in Paris one day met an extremely pretty little working-girl.

    Scenes from a Courtesan's Life

  • In the first book Sonchai solves a murder involving cobras, mourns the loss of his childhood friend and police partner Pichai, and helps set up his working-girl mom Nong with her own Bangkok brothel; in the second he solves a Japanese yakuza plot and married his longtime love Chanya, a worker in his mother's establishment.

    Archive 2007-07-11

  • But I wonder will my hair be all turned gray before he turns that dollar loose and I get my dues, and lose a little bit of them working-girl blues.

    Cherryholmes: A Bluegrass Family Affair

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