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The Resource The girls of Murder City : fame, lust, and the beautiful killers who inspired Chicago, Douglas Perry, (electronic resource)

The girls of Murder City : fame, lust, and the beautiful killers who inspired Chicago, Douglas Perry, (electronic resource)

Label
The girls of Murder City : fame, lust, and the beautiful killers who inspired Chicago
Title
The girls of Murder City
Title remainder
fame, lust, and the beautiful killers who inspired Chicago
Statement of responsibility
Douglas Perry
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The true story of the murderesses who became media sensations and inspired the musical Chicago. There was nothing surprising about men turning up dead in Jazz Age Chicago. Life was cheaper than a quart of illicit gin in the gangland capital of the world. But two murders that spring were special, or so believed Maurine Watkins, a "girl reporter" for the Chicago Tribune, the city's "hanging paper." Newspaperwomen were supposed to write about clubs, cooking and clothes, but the intrepid Miss Watkins zeroed in on murderers instead. She made "Stylish Belva" Gaertner and "Beautiful Beulah" Annan--both of whom had brazenly shot down their lovers--the talk of the town. Soon more than a dozen women preened and strutted on "Murderesses' Row" as they awaited trial, desperate for the same attention that was being lavished on Maurine Watkins's favorites.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Perry, Douglas
Dewey number
364.152/3092277311
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6517
LC item number
.P475 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women murderers
  • Murder
  • Nineteen twenties
  • Illinois
Label
The girls of Murder City : fame, lust, and the beautiful killers who inspired Chicago, Douglas Perry, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Description based on print version record
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-295) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
A mad ecstasy. A grand object lesson ; The variable feminine mechanism ; One-gun duel ; Hang me? That's a joke ; No sweetheart in the world is worth killing ; The kind of gal who never could be true ; A modern Salome ; Her mind works vagrantly ; Jail school -- The girls of Murder City. The love-foiled girl ; It's terrible, but it's better ; What fooled everybody ; A modest little housewife ; Anne, you have killed me ; Beautiful, but not dumb! ; The tides of hell ; Hatproof, sexproof, and damp ; A grand and gorgeous show ; Entirely too vile ; The most monotonous city on earth
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 304 p., [8] p. of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101190319
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
ill., map.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
ECE758DD-F6A5-4C0A-A625-5C56D3AB7BC7
System control number
  • 1922042
  • (OCoLC)668228125
  • (OCoLC)ocn668228125
  • 1922042
Label
The girls of Murder City : fame, lust, and the beautiful killers who inspired Chicago, Douglas Perry, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Description based on print version record
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-295) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
A mad ecstasy. A grand object lesson ; The variable feminine mechanism ; One-gun duel ; Hang me? That's a joke ; No sweetheart in the world is worth killing ; The kind of gal who never could be true ; A modern Salome ; Her mind works vagrantly ; Jail school -- The girls of Murder City. The love-foiled girl ; It's terrible, but it's better ; What fooled everybody ; A modest little housewife ; Anne, you have killed me ; Beautiful, but not dumb! ; The tides of hell ; Hatproof, sexproof, and damp ; A grand and gorgeous show ; Entirely too vile ; The most monotonous city on earth
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 304 p., [8] p. of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101190319
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
ill., map.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
ECE758DD-F6A5-4C0A-A625-5C56D3AB7BC7
System control number
  • 1922042
  • (OCoLC)668228125
  • (OCoLC)ocn668228125
  • 1922042

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