Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel was a gangster, bootlegger, illegal gambler, an associate of the Gambino crime family, and the founder of the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel was a gangster, bootlegger, illegal gambler, an associate of the Gambino crime family, and the founder of the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Italian Mafia Pictures | New York mafia circa 1929, about the time the mafia was getting its ...

Italian Mafia Pictures | New York mafia circa 1929, about the time the mafia was getting its ...

Al Capone When people around the world think of Chicago, one of the first things that come to mind is the Roaring '20s and gangsters. And the best known Chicago gangster was certainly Alphonse "Scarface" Capone.

Al Capone When people around the world think of Chicago, one of the first things that come to mind is the Roaring '20s and gangsters. And the best known Chicago gangster was certainly Alphonse "Scarface" Capone.

Although this poster is from the early 30's, Al Capone was notorious throughout the roaring twenties. (Hana NRMS)

Although this poster is from the early 30's, Al Capone was notorious throughout the roaring twenties. (Hana NRMS)

J.Gotti and Charles Carneglia

J.Gotti and Charles Carneglia

1920s and 30s gangsters

1920s and 30s gangsters

George Baby Face Nelson, Public Enemy Photograph

George Baby Face Nelson, Public Enemy Photograph

Lucchese capo Paul Vario. The capo was made famous by the movie Goodfellas and played by Paul Sorvino. With testimony from Henry Hill, Paul was sent to prison in 1985 where he remained until his death in 1988.

Lucchese capo Paul Vario. The capo was made famous by the movie Goodfellas and played by Paul Sorvino. With testimony from Henry Hill, Paul was sent to prison in 1985 where he remained until his death in 1988.

Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel (February 28, 1906 – June 20, 1947) was an American gangster who was involved with the Genovese crime family. Siegel was known to be mercurial and ruthless with associates. Because of his notoriously quick and violent temper, he was one of the most "infamous and feared gangsters of his day". On June 20 1947 as he sat reading the LA Times he was shot through the window several times. No one was ever charged with his murder.

Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel (February 28, 1906 – June 20, 1947) was an American gangster who was involved with the Genovese crime family. Siegel was known to be mercurial and ruthless with associates. Because of his notoriously quick and violent temper, he was one of the most "infamous and feared gangsters of his day". On June 20 1947 as he sat reading the LA Times he was shot through the window several times. No one was ever charged with his murder.

In 1938 Clyde (Bonnie & Clyde) wrote a letter to the Ford Motor Company: " Dear Sir:  While I still have got breath in my lungs I will tell you what a dandy car you make. I have drove Fords exclusively when I could get away with one. For sustained speed and freedom from trouble the Ford has got ever other car skinned and even if my business hasen't been strickly legal it don't hurt anything to tell you what a fine car you got in the V8 -- Yours truly Clyde Champion Barrow "

In 1938 Clyde (Bonnie & Clyde) wrote a letter to the Ford Motor Company: " Dear Sir: While I still have got breath in my lungs I will tell you what a dandy car you make. I have drove Fords exclusively when I could get away with one. For sustained speed and freedom from trouble the Ford has got ever other car skinned and even if my business hasen't been strickly legal it don't hurt anything to tell you what a fine car you got in the V8 -- Yours truly Clyde Champion Barrow "

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