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Rose Marie, who performed at the Flamingo opening in 1946, remembers it well

November 3, 2017

Rose Marie’s trademark raspy voice has more energy than a casino full of lucky gamblers, and she’s not shy about sharing personal stories of Bugsy Siegel, Virginia Hill, the “guys” and the opening of the Flamingo Hotel on December 26, 1946. In a recent interview, the 93-year-old shot out Las Vegas memories in a rapid-fire style, speaking as fast as she could lest one of them be forgotten. “I’ll do the best I can,” she promised — and her best was amazing. Toggling between what she’s doing currently and her eventful past, Rose Marie started by discussing her documentary. “You know they’re ...

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Excerpts from “The Chronicles of The Last Jewish Gangster” by Myron Sugerman

The history of the Mob and the history of Jews in America are intertwined, and it’s a history that Myron…

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“American Gangster,” biopic of Harlem drug kingpin Frank Lucas, celebrates 10-year anniversary

On this day 10 years ago, the film American Gangster debuted with A-list stars portraying the true story of a…

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Cybercrime is in high gear

A panel discussion, The Digital Underworld: Cracking Down on Cybercrime, is set for Thursday, October 5, at 7 p.m. at…

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New York Mob hit man Sammy Gravano released from Arizona prison

The Bull is back on the streets. Sammy “The Bull” Gravano, once John Gotti’s loyal underboss until he flipped and…

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Double-crossing and death-dealing in St. Louis

Standing in front of a poolroom at 1006 North Tenth Street, Alphonse Palazzolo watched as a large Chrysler sped by….

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The ‘Gulf Stream Pirate’ – Rumrunning leads to shooting in Prohibition Era

The Prohibition Era is at times characterized by the speakeasy, with men in suits and women in gowns drinking free-flowing…

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Don’t dare call him ‘Three Finger Brown’

The 1960s marked the end of an era for some of America’s underworld leaders. The forward-thinking, Prohibition-era architects of New…

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