Hollywood has made movies about organized crime since the silent film era. Gangster movies turned James Cagney and Edward G. Robinson into major stars in the 1930s. In more recent times, Robert De Niro and Al Pacino played career-defining Mob roles.
The Mob Museum’s newest exhibit, Mob at the Movies, showcases various pop culture artifacts from well-known movies and TV shows that reflect America’s longtime fascination with the Mob.
Artifacts on display include:
- First-edition The Godfather novel.
- Italian-language The Godfather movie poster signed by actors Al Pacino, Talia Shire, James Caan, Diane Keaton and Robert Duvall and director Francis Ford Coppola.
- Original script with handwritten notes by the film’s special effects coordinator from The Godfather movie.
- Screen-worn suit from the television show, The Sopranos.
- Posters from Mob movies, movie lobby cards and more.