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

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

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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
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
356765
Cataloging source
DLC
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 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Women murderers
  • Murder
  • Nineteen twenties
  • Murder
  • Nineteen twenties
  • Women murderers
  • Illinois
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fame, lust, and the beautiful killers who inspired Chicago
Label
The girls of Murder City : fame, lust, and the beautiful killers who inspired Chicago, Douglas Perry
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-295) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn466335749
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 304 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780670021970
Lccn
2010003980
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)466335749
Label
The girls of Murder City : fame, lust, and the beautiful killers who inspired Chicago, Douglas Perry
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-295) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn466335749
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 304 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780670021970
Lccn
2010003980
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)466335749

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