Dorothy Lamour reading a menu at Wil Wright’s.
In 1936, Lamour (1914-1966) donned her soon-to-be-famous sarong for her debut at Paramount, The Jungle Princess (1936), and continued to play female Tarzan-Crusoe-Gauguin-girl-with make-up parts through the war years and beyond. The most famous of these was in the popular Bob Hope/Bing Crosby “Road” pictures.
“Some day I hope the critics will say of me, not only that I wear a sarong becomingly, but also that I gave a good performance. I’ve never had any real theatrical training you know.” — Lamour