If you've seen the movie or the show, then you know that Chicago is the story of Roxy Hart, wannabe cabaret singer. She cheats on her husband with a man who promises her fame and fortune, only to kill him later when it turns out he was lying.
The movie, the 1975 musical and a 1927 silent film were all actually based on the real life story of Beulah Annan. Let's see if you can spot all the similarities to Chicago in Beulah's story.
She was born in Kentucky, where she met and divorced her first husband. Then, she met a car mechanic called Albert Annan. They both moved to Chicago. Annan worked as a mechanic at a garage. Beulah would meet a man named Harry Kalsted at a laundry and begin an affair.
In 1924, in her bedroom, Beulah shot Kalsted in the back. Her story changed several times. According to her, they were having an argument; there was a gun on the bed and they both reached for it, and she got to it first. Then, she claimed it was self-defense, fearing rape. Then she said he was leaving her because she said she was pregnant.
Her loving husband stood by her through the trial. He gathered his money out of the bank and got her the best lawyers. She was acquitted on May 24, 1925. The very next day, she left her husband and finally divorced him in 1926, saying he had deserted her.