The Resource Chicago : with the Chicago tribune articles that inspired it, by Maurine Watkins ; edited, and with and introduction by Thomas H. Pauly

Chicago : with the Chicago tribune articles that inspired it, by Maurine Watkins ; edited, and with and introduction by Thomas H. Pauly

Label
Chicago : with the Chicago tribune articles that inspired it
Title
Chicago
Title remainder
with the Chicago tribune articles that inspired it
Statement of responsibility
by Maurine Watkins ; edited, and with and introduction by Thomas H. Pauly
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This one's got the makin's: wine, woman, jazz, a lover," says Jake Callahan, a reporter in Maurine Watkins's Chicago, a Broadway smash hit in 1927. Jake, speaking of his great fortune at finding the story of "the most beautiful murderess," precisely characterizes Watkins's satirical take on murder and its aftermath - a view she formed while covering two similar and equally sensational murder trials for the Chicago Tribune. Watkins opens this comedy with a brutal dramatization of the same situation the women in her articles faced: a vengeful Roxie has slain her lover for mistreating her. And then the fun begins. A boring, run-of-the-mill murderess until her frank confession creates an opportunity for profit, Roxie begins a transformation to rival that of Pygmalion's statue
  • She is the perfect answer for Jake, who has been "prayin' for a nice, juicy murder." Rosie's attorney, too, seeks to profit from her plight. "Go out for sympathy through the press," advises Billy Flynn, who circulates a press release - supposedly written by his client - fabricating Roxie's journey "from convent to jail." Flynn also encourages Roxie to cooperate with Jake's competitor, Mary Sunshine, whose sentimental reports upstage Roxie's crime in the same way that Watkins's humorous articles did for the murderesses she was covering
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Chicago tribune (Chicago, Ill. : 1864)
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Watkins, Maurine
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3545.A828
LC item number
C5 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Pauly, Thomas H
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  • City and town life
  • Criminals
  • City and town life
  • Criminals
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Illinois
Label
Chicago : with the Chicago tribune articles that inspired it, by Maurine Watkins ; edited, and with and introduction by Thomas H. Pauly
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Reprint of the play Chicago, originally published in 1927, with the author's newspaper articles of the criminal trials that inspired it
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Cast list from the original production of Chicago -- Chicago -- Watkin's Chicago Tribune articles
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxxii, 158 pages
Isbn
9780809321292
Lccn
97010047
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36485978
  • (OCoLC)ocm36485978
Label
Chicago : with the Chicago tribune articles that inspired it, by Maurine Watkins ; edited, and with and introduction by Thomas H. Pauly
Publication
Note
Reprint of the play Chicago, originally published in 1927, with the author's newspaper articles of the criminal trials that inspired it
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Cast list from the original production of Chicago -- Chicago -- Watkin's Chicago Tribune articles
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxxii, 158 pages
Isbn
9780809321292
Lccn
97010047
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36485978
  • (OCoLC)ocm36485978

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