A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Monday, March 23, 2015
3/23/2003 Chicago wins the Best Picture Oscar
March 23, 2003. The movie of a musical comedy about women in prison for killing their men won the Oscar for Best Picture of the Year. John Kander wrote the music, Fred Ebb wrote the music and, with Bob Fosse, the book. A lot of people don't realize it was based on a play written by Maurine Dallas Watkins. based on actual criminals she had met while working as a reporter in the 1920s.