I’m still thinking back with pleasure upon CHICAGO. One of the movie’s cheekier ideas is to present the womens’ prison as a kind of Turkish harem of sexy flappers and weird grotesques. Here’s the lady mentioned above ~
Within frames of her introduction, she’ll be in a knock-down fight with Roxie, after spitting the word “Peroxide!” at her. Roxie then tears out her “False hair” and throws it to the lesbians.
There’s also the tragic baby-killer, trapped in a mental loop of re-enacting her woeful trauma with a doll on a string. Her story is grim enough to make even Roxie Hart falter ~
But my favourite is this delicious, evil-looking creature, in jail for knifing the old man ~
Later, we sneak a peak at the book she’s reading, an etiquette guide for ladies. Chapter heading: “When is it correct to use a knife?”
Here’s another intertitle of sorts, the foreword Nunnally Johnson places before the action of William Wellman’s remake, ROXIE HART ~
By the way, you can buy your choice of Roxies here ~
Roxie Hart Ginger!