Scarface Behind the Camera: An Exclusive Look at Al Capone’s Home Movie
In 1929, Al Capone made a 13-minute home movie, capturing life in and around his Miami Beach mansion. Capone’s family kept the original film reel under wraps for more than 90 years. The Mob Museum, which recently acquired the footage, will show excerpts to the public for the first time, including glimpses of two infamous houseguests, Lucky Luciano and Frank Costello. Diane Capone, granddaughter of the Chicago Mob boss, will appear live via teleconference to discuss the home movie and Capone’s life in Florida.
Geoff Schumacher is the Vice President of Exhibits & Programs for The Mob Museum. He earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Nevada, Reno, and his master’s degree in American history from Arizona State University. He had a twenty-five-year career in journalism, with stops at the Las Vegas Sun, Las Vegas CityLife, Las Vegas Mercury, Las Vegas Review-Journal and Ames (Iowa) Tribune. He is the author of Sun, Sin & Suburbia: A History of Modern Las Vegas and Howard Hughes: Power, Paranoia & Palace Intrigue. He is associate editor of the Nevada Historical Society Quarterly.
Diane Capone, the eldest living granddaughter of Al Capone, is the author of Al Capone: Stories My Grandmother Told Me. She was born in Miami Beach, Florida, and moved to California as a teenager. She graduated from high school, married and had a family while living in the San Francisco Bay Area. She graduated from San Jose State University with a bachelor’s in business and psychology. After working in venture capital and other business positions, she completed a master’s in counseling at Santa Clara University. She worked for the next 20 years as a counselor and instructor at Mission College in Santa Clara, California. Her second book, Growing Up Capone, will be published later in 2020.