Always looking every inch the star she was, Chablis would figure prominently in John Berendt's best-selling nonfiction book Midnight in the Garden of Evil.
The book focused on the murder of a male prostitute, allegedly committed by Jim Williams, a Savannah socialite and antiques dealer.
When Clint Eastwood adapted the film, Chablis insisted on playing herself — and got her wish.
After the movie, crowds would flock to the historic streets of the city to check out sites from the film and hopefully catch a performance by Chablis.
After the film, Chablis continued her club performances, wrote an autobiography, and appeared on The Real Housewives of Atlanta and Bizarre Foods America: Savannah.