"The aforementioned Teresa Wright shall not be required to pose for photographs in a bathing suit unless she is in the water. Neither may she be photographed running on the beach with her hair flying in the wind. Nor may she pose in any of the following situations: In shorts, playing with a cocker spaniel; digging in a garden; whipping up a meal; attired in firecrackers and holding skyrockets for the Fourth of July; looking insinuatingly at a turkey for Thanksgiving; wearing a bunny cap with long ears for Easter; twinkling on prop snow in a skiing outfit while a fan blows her scarf; assuming an athletic stance while pretending to hit something with a bow and arrow."
~from the 1941 contract of two-time Oscar nominee and one-time Oscar winner, Teresa Wright (via here).
If only modern day actresses had similar sensibilities in regard to how they are marketed.
I happen to be one of those most exasperating of people: an indispensable woman. I love reading more than just about anything (and, indeed, usually think in terms of literary characters). I try to follow the golden rule, usually come off as a goody two-shoes (which I probably am), and have the feeling that I am often not understood. I dream of babies, and a husband, and puppies. Perhaps one day, God willing.