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12th Aug '17 3:51:09 PM nombretomado
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* Patricia Utley in Robert B. Parker's ''{{Spenser}}'' novels, who takes good care of her "girls" and is a successful businesswoman, making sure that she only sends them out to high paying customers like celebrities and politicians.

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* Patricia Utley in Robert B. Parker's ''{{Spenser}}'' ''Literature/{{Spenser}}'' novels, who takes good care of her "girls" and is a successful businesswoman, making sure that she only sends them out to high paying customers like celebrities and politicians.
13th Jul '17 5:26:50 PM Gonzool
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* Red (Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter) who runs the brothel in Hell on Wheels in ''Film/TheLoneRanger''. The shotgun she totes to ensure their is no rowdiness in her establishment is [[LegCannon is built into her ivory prosthetic leg]].

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* Red (Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter) who runs the brothel in Hell on Wheels in ''Film/TheLoneRanger''. The shotgun she totes to ensure their there is no rowdiness in her establishment is [[LegCannon is built into her ivory prosthetic leg]].



* Bart discovers and eventually ends up working for one of these women on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons.'' Even though the show is set in modern America, the matron of the house plays this trope completely straight and makes [[MoralGuardians Marge]] look foolish by comparison. This episode led to the CrowningMusicOfAwesome -- "We put the * Spring* in Springfield."

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* Bart discovers and eventually ends up working for one of these women on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons.'' Even though the show is set in modern America, the matron of the house plays this trope completely straight and makes [[MoralGuardians Marge]] look foolish by comparison. This episode led to the CrowningMusicOfAwesome -- "We put the * Spring* *spring* in Springfield."
9th Jul '17 3:37:07 PM nombretomado
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* A literal Miss Kitty (Katharina "Kitty" Schmidt) operated a luxurious brothel in WorldWarII Berlin, under the guise of the SD (SS's counterespionage department). She had to submit to them, after SS-Brigadeführer [[TheSpymaster Walther Schellenberg]] himself had shown her clearly she had no other choice, charging her with money laundering and trafficking, using forged passports, other crimes linked to money laundering and forgery... and [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold helping Jews to escape Germany]], all of which could mean either a long prison term in a concentration camp or a summary execution at the hands of the SS. The entire house had been littered with state of the art surveillance electronics, and a large percent of the girls trained to register the slightest word which could mean a valuable secret. Despite prostitution being more or less legal in Germany and herself an agent of the state security, her house had always been more or less illegal, with no advertising and entrance via a password, to keep it exclusive and protect the VIP clients (nearly always married) from unfriendly eyes. Count Ciano while in Berlin [[CrazyPrepared used to go ostensibly to a cinema and sneak from the theater after the lights were off]], to avoid anyone who might have snitched him to his all-powerful father-in-law, [[UsefulNotes/BenitoMussolini Mussolini]].

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* A literal Miss Kitty (Katharina "Kitty" Schmidt) operated a luxurious brothel in WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Berlin, under the guise of the SD (SS's counterespionage department). She had to submit to them, after SS-Brigadeführer [[TheSpymaster Walther Schellenberg]] himself had shown her clearly she had no other choice, charging her with money laundering and trafficking, using forged passports, other crimes linked to money laundering and forgery... and [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold helping Jews to escape Germany]], all of which could mean either a long prison term in a concentration camp or a summary execution at the hands of the SS. The entire house had been littered with state of the art surveillance electronics, and a large percent of the girls trained to register the slightest word which could mean a valuable secret. Despite prostitution being more or less legal in Germany and herself an agent of the state security, her house had always been more or less illegal, with no advertising and entrance via a password, to keep it exclusive and protect the VIP clients (nearly always married) from unfriendly eyes. Count Ciano while in Berlin [[CrazyPrepared used to go ostensibly to a cinema and sneak from the theater after the lights were off]], to avoid anyone who might have snitched him to his all-powerful father-in-law, [[UsefulNotes/BenitoMussolini Mussolini]].
5th Jun '17 12:19:48 AM angie710
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What is the fate of a [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold Soiled Dove]] as she grows older? It all depends on how much she's been soiled and who was documenting the events. In early versions of the RomanceNovel, any soiling was [[SexIsEvil considered an impurity]] [[DefiledForever that could not be erased]], so RedemptionEqualsDeath was a common ending to the story, usually with the Soiled Dove [[DrugsAreBad ending up addicted to alcohol and/or opiates]] and DyingAlone in some gutter. In RealLife, though, many a Soiled Dove ended up marrying and leaving what was then called the Sporting Life. This was especially true in TheWildWest, where [[GenderRarityValue women were at a premium]]. Some ended up becoming a DeterminedHomesteadersWife. Their former lives were generally not [[MadonnaWhoreComplex held against them]], and the act of marriage bestowed social respectability on them.

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What is the fate of a [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold Soiled Dove]] as she grows older? It all depends on how much she's been soiled and who was documenting the events. In early versions of the RomanceNovel, any soiling [[MyGirlIsNotASlut soiling]] was [[SexIsEvil considered an impurity]] [[DefiledForever that could not be erased]], so RedemptionEqualsDeath was a common ending to the story, usually with the Soiled Dove [[DrugsAreBad ending up addicted to alcohol and/or opiates]] and DyingAlone in some gutter. In RealLife, though, many a Soiled Dove ended up marrying and leaving what was then called the Sporting Life. This was especially true in TheWildWest, where [[GenderRarityValue women were at a premium]]. Some ended up becoming a DeterminedHomesteadersWife. Their former lives were generally not [[MadonnaWhoreComplex held against them]], and the act of marriage bestowed social respectability on them.
3rd Jun '17 3:53:13 PM MarkLungo
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The trope was so pervasive in Western Canada in the post-World War I era that the phrasing "Miss Firstname" was (and to some extent, still is) used only to refer to madams and whores. This naturally surprises visitors from the southern US, for whom this phrasing is a respectable way for children to refer to adult women. Hilarity can ensue.

The [[TropeNamers Trope Namer]] is Miss Kitty, the proprietor of the Long Branch Saloon in Dodge City in ''Series/{{Gunsmoke}}''. Should not be confused with [[BestKnownForTheFanservice the burlesque dancer]] in Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective or former Wrestling/{{WWE}} Diva Wrestling/StacyCarter, who used this name before changing it to The Kat.

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The trope was so pervasive in Western Canada in the post-World War I post-UsefulNotes/WorldWarI era that the phrasing "Miss Firstname" was (and to some extent, still is) used only to refer to madams and whores. This naturally surprises visitors from the southern US, for whom this phrasing is a respectable way for children to refer to adult women. Hilarity can ensue.

The [[TropeNamers Trope Namer]] is Miss Kitty, the proprietor of the Long Branch Saloon in Dodge City in ''Series/{{Gunsmoke}}''. Should not be confused with [[BestKnownForTheFanservice the burlesque dancer]] in Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'' or former Wrestling/{{WWE}} Diva Wrestling/StacyCarter, who used this name before changing it to The Kat.



* Jenny in ''Film/FriscoJenny''. The film begins in 1906 SanFrancisco.

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* Jenny in ''Film/FriscoJenny''. The film begins in 1906 SanFrancisco.UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco.
3rd Jun '17 3:50:51 PM MarkLungo
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The [[TropeNamers Trope Namer]] is Miss Kitty, the proprietor of the Long Branch Saloon in Dodge City in ''Series/{{Gunsmoke}}''. Should not be confused with [[BestKnownForTheFanservice the burlesque dancer]] in Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective or former Wrestling/{{WWE}} Diva Stacy Carter, who used this name before changing it to The Kat.

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The [[TropeNamers Trope Namer]] is Miss Kitty, the proprietor of the Long Branch Saloon in Dodge City in ''Series/{{Gunsmoke}}''. Should not be confused with [[BestKnownForTheFanservice the burlesque dancer]] in Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective or former Wrestling/{{WWE}} Diva Stacy Carter, Wrestling/StacyCarter, who used this name before changing it to The Kat.
12th Apr '17 10:02:14 AM angie710
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* On ''Series/AdamRuinsEverything'', Adam debunks the notion that the founding of the Wild West was all the doing of gritty white male cowboys. He meets up with a saloon owner named Pearl, and an actual historian, who explain that the towns on the Frontier were basically work camps, with no women. When women ''did'' come to the West, some of them found that there was a market for sex (and not many other options open to women)...and that it was a very lucrative one. The prostitutes of the Old West used their newfound wealth and power to transform those settlements from work camps to cities with schools, hospitals, etc. The gritty white male cowboy Adam was talking to is shocked and appalled.
2nd Apr '17 5:35:36 PM DustSnitch
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* In TheBible, Rahab owns or works in a brothel (though she is sometimes described as an innkeeper instead). Because she hides the Israelite spies, she is rewarded with a husband and family of her own...and becomes one of the ancestors of {{Jesus}}.

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* In TheBible, Rahab owns or works in a brothel (though she is sometimes described as an innkeeper instead). Because she hides the Israelite spies, she is rewarded with a husband and family of her own...and becomes one of the ancestors of {{Jesus}}.
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20th Dec '16 3:45:40 PM wootzits
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* [[spoiler:Roy's aunt and adoptive mother]] Madame Christmas in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''.
* Shunu, [[spoiler: Inari's mentor]], from ''Manga/FushigiYuugiGenbuKaiden''.

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* [[spoiler:Roy's aunt and adoptive mother]] Madame Christmas in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''.
* Shunu, [[spoiler: Inari's mentor]], from ''Manga/FushigiYuugiGenbuKaiden''.
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* [[spoiler: Anita]] from ''Manga/DGrayMan''.

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* [[spoiler: Anita]] [[spoiler:Anita]] from ''Manga/DGrayMan''.
* [[spoiler:Roy's aunt and adoptive mother]] Madame Christmas in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''.
* Shunu, [[spoiler: Inari's mentor]], from ''Manga/FushigiYuugiGenbuKaiden''.



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* Poor Dixie Lee in ''Film/{{Cimarron}}'', who runs the local brothel, but mainly because she can't catch a break. She was orphaned as a teenager, taken advantage of and impregnated by a man who turned out to be a bigamist, and she was driven off the land she tried to claim in Oklahoma by the MoralGuardians.
* Maudie in Creator/HowardHawks' ''Film/ElDorado''.



* Jenny in ''Film/FriscoJenny''. The film begins in 1906 SanFrancisco.
%%* [[OneSceneWonder Miss Kitty Mouse]] from ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective''.
* ''Film/TheLegendOfFrenchieKing'': Amelie, Maria's aunt, is an experienced prostitute who runs her own brothel, much to the chagrin of [[FamilyValuesVillain her niece]].
* Red (Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter) who runs the brothel in Hell on Wheels in ''Film/TheLoneRanger''. The shotgun she totes to ensure their is no rowdiness in her establishment is [[LegCannon is built into her ivory prosthetic leg]].



* Maudie in Creator/HowardHawks' ''Film/ElDorado''.



%%* [[OneSceneWonder Miss Kitty Mouse]] from ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective''.
* Red (Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter) who runs the brothel in Hell on Wheels in ''Film/TheLoneRanger''. The shotgun she totes to ensure their is no rowdiness in her establishment is [[LegCannon is built into her ivory prosthetic leg]].
* Poor Dixie Lee in ''Film/{{Cimarron}}'', who runs the local brothel, but mainly because she can't catch a break. She was orphaned as a teenager, taken advantage of and impregnated by a man who turned out to be a bigamist, and she was driven off the land she tried to claim in Oklahoma by the MoralGuardians.



* Jenny in ''Film/FriscoJenny''. The film begins in 1906 SanFrancisco.



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* In the ''Literature/BardicVoices'' series, the Madam of the brothel that Rune gets a job at (as a musician playing in the common room) goes by the name of Amber. (Not her real name, just the name that all madams of that brothel goes by). She is a nice person and cares for all her employees, from the serving girls and boys in the common room to the ladies working upstairs.
* Dora Flood in ''Literature/CanneryRow'' is another Steinbeck example. In the sequel ''Sweet Thursday'', her older sister Flora takes over, having changed her name to "Fauna."
* Madam [[spoiler:later Tribune]] Cymnea is one of these in Creator/JimButcher's ''Literature/CodexAlera''.



* Dora Flood in ''Literature/CanneryRow'' is another Steinbeck example. In the sequel ''Sweet Thursday'', her older sister Flora takes over, having changed her name to "Fauna."
* Miss Audrey in the Literature/LiadenUniverse is a brothel owner in the SpaceWestern equivalent of a frontier town. She's a canny businesswoman, and closer to being a respected community leader than the guys who are officially in charge. She even runs a school out of one of the back rooms.
* Patricia Utley in Robert B. Parker's ''{{Spenser}}'' novels, who takes good care of her "girls" and is a successful businesswoman, making sure that she only sends them out to high paying customers like celebrities and politicians.
** Her protegee April Kyle, on the other hand, was doomed from the start (at least in retrospect due to already being pretty fucked in the head before she even became a prostitute).

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* Dora Flood [[NoNameGiven "La Señora"]] ("The Mistress"), one of Eva's caretakers in ''Literature/CanneryRow'' is another Steinbeck example. In the sequel ''Sweet Thursday'', her older sister Flora takes over, having changed her name to "Fauna."
* Miss Audrey in the Literature/LiadenUniverse
Isabel Allende's ''Literature/EvaLuna'', is a former HighClassCallGirl and the owner of the most famous brothel owner in the SpaceWestern equivalent of a frontier town. She's a canny businesswoman, and closer to being a respected community leader than the guys who are officially in charge. She even runs a school out of one of the back rooms.
* Patricia Utley in Robert B. Parker's ''{{Spenser}}'' novels, who takes good care of her "girls" and is a successful businesswoman, making sure that she only sends them out to high paying customers like celebrities and politicians.
** Her protegee April Kyle, on the other hand, was doomed from the start (at least in retrospect due to already being pretty fucked in the head before she even became a prostitute).
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* Madam [[spoiler: later Tribune]] Cymnea is one of these in Creator/JimButcher's ''Literature/CodexAlera''.
* [[NoNameGiven "La Señora"]] ("The Mistress"), one of Eva's caretakers in Isabel Allende's ''Literature/EvaLuna'', is a former HighClassCallGirl and the owner of the most famous brothel in the capital.
* La Señora is predated by [[spoiler: the OlderAndWiser Tránsito Soto]] from ''Literature/TheHouseOfTheSpirits''. She's also a rather interesting example in that [[spoiler: she began as an mixture of PluckyGirl and HookerWithAHeartOfGold, then went to the city with help from Esteban Trueba, worked hard to become the most beautiful and respected HighClassCallGirl, was ''still'' a HCCG when she became a MissKitty, and only later fully took up the MissKitty roles.]]
* The titular character from Jorge Amado's novel ''Tieta do Agreste'' is one of these, albeit she spent a good part of the book hiding this from her relatives and the people of her birth town, by letting them believe she is a boutique owner and a senator widow. But then again, [[YouDidntAsk no one asked her the right question]].



* Gwen in Literature/TheRiyriaRevelations. Her efforts to become this is the secondary plot of the prequel book ''The Crown Tower''.
* In the ''Literature/BardicVoices'' series, the Madam of the brothel that Rune gets a job at (as a musician playing in the common room) goes by the name of Amber. (Not her real name, just the name that all madams of that brothel goes by). She is a nice person and cares for all her employees, from the serving girls and boys in the common room to the ladies working upstairs.

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* La Señora is predated by [[spoiler:the OlderAndWiser Tránsito Soto]] from ''Literature/TheHouseOfTheSpirits''. She's also a rather interesting example in that [[spoiler:she began as an mixture of PluckyGirl and HookerWithAHeartOfGold, then went to the city with help from Esteban Trueba, worked hard to become the most beautiful and respected HighClassCallGirl, was ''still'' a HCCG when she became a MissKitty, and only later fully took up the MissKitty roles.]]
* Miss Audrey in the ''Literature/LiadenUniverse'' is a brothel owner in the SpaceWestern equivalent of a frontier town. She's a canny businesswoman, and closer to being a respected community leader than the guys who are officially in charge. She even runs a school out of one of the back rooms.
* Gwen in Literature/TheRiyriaRevelations. ''Literature/TheRiyriaRevelations''. Her efforts to become this is the secondary plot of the prequel book ''The Crown Tower''.
* In the ''Literature/BardicVoices'' series, the Madam of the brothel that Rune gets a job at (as a musician playing in the common room) goes by the name of Amber. (Not her real name, just the name that all madams of that brothel goes by). She is a nice person and cares for all her employees, from the serving girls and boys in the common room to the ladies working upstairs.
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* Patricia Utley in Robert B. Parker's ''{{Spenser}}'' novels, who takes good care of her "girls" and is a successful businesswoman, making sure that she only sends them out to high paying customers like celebrities and politicians.
** Her protegee April Kyle, on the other hand, was doomed from the start (at least in retrospect due to already being pretty fucked in the head before she even became a prostitute).
* The titular character from Jorge Amado's novel ''Tieta do Agreste'' is one of these, albeit she spent a good part of the book hiding this from her relatives and the people of her birth town, by letting them believe she is a boutique owner and a senator widow. But then again, [[YouDidntAsk no one asked her the right question]].



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* The [[TropeNamers Trope Namer]], Amanda Blake's Miss Kitty in ''Series/{{Gunsmoke}}''.

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* In one skit from ''Series/TheArmstrongAndMillerShow'', Alexander Armstrong discovers that his ancestor was a prostitute, and determines to find out whether she ever improved her lot in life. Apparently, she did: a later entry into the records he's examining instead lists her occupation as "brothel owner".
* Eva in ''Series/{{Copper}}''.
The [[TropeNamers Trope Namer]], Amanda Blake's Miss Kitty in ''Series/{{Gunsmoke}}''.Contessa is her HighClassCallGirl equivalent uptown.



* The [[TropeNamers Trope Namer]], Amanda Blake's Miss Kitty in ''Series/{{Gunsmoke}}''.



* In one skit from ''Series/TheArmstrongAndMillerShow'', Alexander Armstrong discovers that his ancestor was a prostitute, and determines to find out whether she ever improved her lot in life. Apparently, she did: a later entry into the records he's examining instead lists her occupation as "brothel owner".
* Mary Barrett from ''Series/WildBoys''.



* Eva in ''Series/{{Copper}}''. The Contessa is her HighClassCallGirl equivalent uptown.

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* Eva in ''Series/{{Copper}}''. The Contessa is her HighClassCallGirl equivalent uptown.
Mary Barrett from ''Series/WildBoys''.



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* Rosie the saloon bargirl from ''Pinball/CactusCanyon''.

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* Rosie the saloon bargirl from ''Pinball/CactusCanyon''.
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* Rosie the saloon bargirl from ''Pinball/CactusCanyon''.



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* [[ShoutOut Miss Kitty]] from ''[[VideoGame/{{Fallout2}} Fallout 2]]'', the host of the most renowned brothel in the game's world.
* In the ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' games that take place in Renaissance Italy, Ezio finds allies in various brothel madams throughout Italy. Period setting notwithstanding, these women fit the Miss Kitty bill as shrewd, intelligent businesswomen who genuinely care about the women in their employ and aren't afraid to get their hands dirty. At one point, [[spoiler: Ezio's own mother and sister become madams of a brothel in Rome, in order to feed information to the Assassins]].

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* [[ShoutOut Miss Kitty]] from ''[[VideoGame/{{Fallout2}} Fallout 2]]'', the host of the most renowned brothel in the game's world.
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* In the ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' games that take place in Renaissance Italy, Ezio finds allies in various brothel madams throughout Italy. Period setting notwithstanding, these women fit the Miss Kitty bill as shrewd, intelligent businesswomen who genuinely care about the women in their employ and aren't afraid to get their hands dirty. At one point, [[spoiler: Ezio's [[spoiler:Ezio's own mother and sister become madams of a brothel in Rome, in order to feed information to the Assassins]].Assassins]].
* [[ShoutOut Miss Kitty]] from ''VideoGame/{{Fallout2}}'', the host of the most renowned brothel in the game's world.



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* Honey from Hulu's show, Quick Draw, acts as advice giver and lover to the entire town of Great Bend, including the new sheriff.

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* Honey from Hulu's show, Quick Draw, show ''Quick Draw'' acts as advice giver and lover to the entire town of Great Bend, including the new sheriff.






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* In ''[[WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail Fievel Goes West]]'', there is a talking cat woman whose name is actually Miss Kitty. She is the head matron amongst the other "singers" in the saloon, and left her troubled past behind her in New York to go off to the west (but soon regrets leaving Tiger).

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* In ''[[WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail: Fievel Goes West]]'', West'', there is a talking cat woman whose name is actually Miss Kitty. She is the head matron amongst the other "singers" in the saloon, and left her troubled past behind her in New York to go off to the west (but soon regrets leaving Tiger).
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* Creator/JohnSteinbeck based the character of Dora from Literature/CanneryRow on a Madam named Flora Woods who operated the Lone Star Café on what is now called Cannery Row in Monterey, California. By all accounts, she was a generous woman who cared deeply for her girls and gave large sums of money and food to charity.

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* Creator/JohnSteinbeck based the character of Dora from Literature/CanneryRow ''Literature/CanneryRow'' on a Madam named Flora Woods who operated the Lone Star Café on what is now called Cannery Row in Monterey, California. By all accounts, she was a generous woman who cared deeply for her girls and gave large sums of money and food to charity.
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15th Dec '16 3:39:52 PM LongTallShorty64
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* Jenny in ''Film/FriscoJenny''. The film begins in 1906 SanFrancisco.
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