Maurine Dallas Watkins: Sob Sisters, Pretty Demons, and All That Jazz

“Yes, it was me! I shot him and I’m damned glad I did! And I’d do it again-,” cried Roxie Hart, the achingly beautiful murderess conjured up by reporter-turned-playwright Maurine Dallas Watkins. Inspired by crimes she covered for the Chicago Tribune in the 1920s, Watkin’s 1926 play “Chicago” became an instant hit and has been … Continue reading Maurine Dallas Watkins: Sob Sisters, Pretty Demons, and All That Jazz