Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close

Chicago: With the Chicago Tribune Articles That Inspired It

by Watkins, Maurine A. A Pauly, Thomas H.

  • ISBN: 9780809321292
  • ISBN10: 0809321297

Chicago: With the Chicago Tribune Articles That Inspired It

by Watkins, Maurine A. A Pauly, Thomas H.

  • List Price: $17.50
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
  • Publish date: 09/01/1997
  • ISBN: 9780809321292
  • ISBN10: 0809321297
used Add to Cart $47.56
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $167.29
Marketplace Item
Description: "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.
Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Seller: Goodwill Books
Location: Hillsboro, OR
Condition: Acceptable
Fairly worn, but readable and intact. If applicable: Dust jacket, disc or access code may not be included.
Price:
$47.56
Comments:
Fairly worn, but readable and intact. If applicable: Dust jacket, disc or access code may not be included.
Seller: bookbooth
Location: Berea, OH
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Pages clean; binding tight; minor wear to covers. 158 pages. Edited and with an Introduction by Thomas H. Pauly.
Price:
$49.50
Comments:
5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Pages clean; binding tight; minor wear to covers. 158 pages. Edited and with an Introduction by Thomas H. Pauly.
Seller: Gian Luigi Fine Books, Inc.
Location: Albany, NY
Condition: Very Good
0809321297.
Price:
$77.62
Comments:
0809321297.
Seller: Found Books
Location: AUSTIN, TX
Condition: Good
0809321297.
Price:
$81.00
Comments:
0809321297.
Seller: Ergodebooks
Location: Richmond, TX Ask seller a question
Condition: New
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Price:
$167.29
Comments:
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Seller: GridFreed
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Condition: New
New.
Price:
$173.55
Comments:
New.
Seller: Aibris Warehouse Deals
Location: Bay, AR
Condition: New
Shipping Icon
BEST BUY................BRAND NEW BOOK..............OFX/DD.
Price:
$219.37
Comments:
BEST BUY................BRAND NEW BOOK..............OFX/DD.
Seller: GridFreed
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Condition: New
Price:
$264.55
Comments:
please wait
Please Wait

Notify Me When Available

Enter your email address below,
and we'll contact you when your school adds course materials for
.
Enter your email address below, and we'll contact you when is back in stock (ISBN: ).