Tall Tale Jane disaster: a girl who was changing a man for the sake of search of adventure
• Tall Tale Jane disaster: a girl who was changing a man searching for adventure
May 1, 1852 was born Martha Jane Kenneri, better known as Calamity Jane - "catastrophe", "Calamity Jane". She was a cult character in the history of the Wild West and the famous the fact that an equal share in the battles with the Indians. Jane has never concealed her sex, but she preferred to wear men's clothes. What caused her to lead such a lifestyle?
Martha Jane Kenneri lost his parents early and was forced at an early age independently take care of themselves. At first she tried to make a living by traditional female occupations - a cook, dishwasher, waitress and dancer, but these studies seemed to her unbearably boring.
Disguised as a man, Jane worked as a mule driver and railway workers, and later served in the unit, who fought with the Indians. Since childhood, she knew how to shoot a gun and ride a horse, so she entrusted the role of a scout. Jane participated in several military campaigns during the Indian Wars.
despair and courage to the point of recklessness quickly made famous by Jane and forced to talk about it. After another battle with the Indians, she received his famous nickname - Calamity - "disaster." Since then, it was called that way. She was one of the few women that men recognize their equals in battle, it was considered one of the marksmen in the Wild West.
Calamity Jane and Wild Bill Hickok, whom she called her husband,
According to her, she was married to Wild Bill Hickok - famous sheriff, before whom trembled all attackers. However, information about her marriage in no way confirmed. Jane loved to invent and talking about their exploits, so it is not known what the facts are true, and what - just a figment of her imagination.
In a peaceful life Calamity Jane was never able to find their place. For a long time she was traveling through the lands of the Wild West, accompanying the mail coach, and even single-handedly beating them from the bandits. Buffalo Bill took her to his cowboy show where Jane demonstrated skills rider and virtuosic fire. But how long she was there did not last - was dismissed for drunkenness. We talk about it this way: "It was a hard-drinking woman who constantly chewed tobacco, expressed obscene words and did not leave in a gun."
Balance Calamity Jane Days spent in poverty and drunkenness. It is known that in his later years, she took refuge in a brothel Madame Dyufran, where she worked as a cook and a laundress for food and drink. Jane died at 51 from pneumonia. At her request, she was buried beside the grave of Wild Bill.
Her image became iconic in American cinema. In 1949 came the movie "Calamity Jane and Sam Bass", in 1953 - the musical comedy "Calamity Jane". The on-screen image of the girl-disaster was greatly romanticized and embellished biography of a variety of fictional episodes.
Stills * Calamity Jane and Sam Bass * 1949 and * Calamity Jane *, 1953
Yvonne De Carlo in the film * Calamity Jane and Sam Bass * 1949