"No Woman Can Love A Man Enough To Kill Him": The Real Women of "Chicago"

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Hi Harlots! After a few diva moments of exhaustion, we FINALLY bring you... Beulah Annan and Belva Gaertner... aka the inspirations behind Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly. Emily tells Karamia about what happens when you mix gin, sex, revolvers, and too-tight curls. (Hint: It ain't good.) Beulah watched her lover die while drinking cocktails and listening to cocktails, and Belva once threatened to kill her husband for walking in on her with another man. Intrigued? Grab your "Hula Lou" records, pour yourself some bathtub gin, and join us in the Jazz Age.

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