The story of Graham's life was sympathetically dramatized in the 1958 film I Want to Live!, in which she was portrayed by Susan Hayward, who by the way, won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as Graham.
The film also belongs to a small sub genre of Film Noirs that could be termed the Bio Noirs. It also fits into those late 1950s early 1960s Noirs that I like to tag the "Beat Noir"s and "Tailfin Noirs."
The film was Directed by Robert Wise (Born to Kill (1947), The Set-Up (1949), Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956), Odds Against Tomorrow (1959) and the cinematographer was Lionel Lindon (The Blue Dahlia (1946), Alias Nick Beal (1949), and Quicksand (1950).
Judge it's noir-ish-ness for yourself from the opening sequence screencaps.
|Notice the whole Jazz Club sequence is shot with Dutch Angles|
|Taking a hit|
|A Hooker and her John|
|Sleasy dive hotel room|
|A man in her bed, scandalous!|
|Susan Hayward as prostitute Graham|
|They're in there officer|