People/Characters: Belva Gaertner

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The Girls of Murder City: Fame, Lust, and the Beautiful Killers who Inspired Chicago by Douglas Perry

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Belva Gaertner (née Brown) (September 14, 1884 - May 14, 1965), acquitted in a 1924 murder trial, Belva Gaertner was born Belva Brown and was a three time divorced cabaret singer who used the professional name Belle Brown.

 Maurine Dallas Watkins who reported on her trial for the Chicago Tribune, based    the fictional character Velma Kelly/Velma Wall on Gaertner in her play Chicago.

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