Posts tagged 20s.
Alphonse Gabriel “Al” Capone was born in Brooklyn to Italian immigrants, and became the most wanted American gangster in the 1920s/30s.
Got the nickname Scarface because of flirting with Frank Gallucio’s sister, who got mad and attacked him with a knife.
Al led the Chicago Outfit, who were known as the “Capones”. They smuggled liquor during Prohibition, and did other illegal activities, with which they made US$100 million per year.
Till this day his name is connected with ‘money laundry’, Al was the first man to buy and use laundromats to do tax evasion.
The Valentine’S Day Massacre:
Happy Birthday Charlie Chaplin 16. April 1889 - 25. December 1977
Charlie Chaplin and Merna Kennedy in “The Circus” (1928)
“At The Coconut Grove” by Ralph Barton. Two pages from the 1928 book “Caricatures of To-Day” caricaturing silent film stars of the day.