LOVE this story…..
Beulah Annan, 1924 (Chicago Daily News)
Beulah May Annan was the young wife and accused murderer who became the basis of the character Roxie Hart in the play (and movie) Chicago.
On April 3, 1924, in the married couple’s bedroom, Beulah shot a man named Harry Kalstedt in the back. According to her initial story, they had been drinking wine Kalstedt had brought over and got into an argument. There was a gun on the bed and both reached for it, but Beulah got it first and shot Kalstedt while he was putting on his coat and hat. She then sat drinking cocktails and playing a foxtrot record, “Hula Lou,” over and over for about four hours as she sat watching Kalstedt die. She then called her husband to say she had killed a man who had “tried to make love” to her.