Respectueuse

de J.P. SARTRE

La Putain Respectueuse (The Respectful Prostitute) (1952) French 63 x 47 in. (160 x 119 cm) Art by Roger Rojac

Courtesy of the Tony Nourmand Collection

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Escort Girl (1941)

Courtesy of the Liza Tesei Collection

IE COST OF O A LITTLE FUN i

Girl Of The Night was released in America in 1960. Although suggestive the title was still fairly coy and av stating outright that this was a story about prostitution. When the film wa released in a more liberal Sweden, however, there were no such concer and the Call Girl title left absolutely i ambiguity as to the subject matter.

Girl The Night Poster 1960

Girl Of The Night (Call Girl) (1960) Swedish 39 x 27 in. (99 x 69 cm) Art by Gosta Aberg

Courtesy of the Tony Nourmand Collection

Unborn Souls (Sinful Souls) (1939)

Courtesy of the Tony Nourmand Collection

Paroled From The Big House (Main Street Girls) (1936)

Courtesy of the Tony Nourmand Collection

Smashing The Vice Trust {1937}

Courtesy of the Tony Nourmand Collection

Smashing The Vice Trust {1937}

Courtesy of the Tony Nourmand Collection

Smashing The Vice Trust and The Wages Of Sin dealt with prostitution, I gambling and white slavery. Both films were loosely based on the character of 'Lucky' Luciano - a major New York gangster who was arrested in the early 30s on prostitution charges. The case dominated the headlines for months an encouraged a public awareness and fee of vice rings. The fact that Luciano was dark-skinned Italian also served to reinforce the prevalent racist belief thai foreigners and immigrants were to blame for social degeneration. The Wages Of Sin took advantage of the public interest in the Luciano case by flashing the following message to audiences at the end of the film: 'The jury is still out. What will the verdict be What would your verdict be? S100.00 i cash prizes will be given for the best answer - contest open to all.'

The Wages Of Sin (19381

Courtesy of the Tony Nourmand Collection

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