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:
Book burning in Hamburg, Germany, by Joseph Schorer (1933)
"The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them."
- Albert Einstein
Actress Phyliss Gordon out shopping with her pet cheetah, 1939.
“Fashion fades, only style remains the same.”
- Coco Chanel
Sign exchange in Salzburg; “Dollfuß-Platz” to “Adolf Hitler Platz”, photo by Otto Wilhelm Schönstein (1938)
Humphrey Bogart and Claire Trevor in “Dead End” (1937)
Emmy Towsey and Evelyn Ippen, Bodenwieser Ballet in Centennial Park, photo by Max Dupain (1939)
Salvador Dali and Man Ray, by Carl Van Vechten (1934)
Herbert von Karajan (1938)
Swan Lake Rehearsal in Paris, by Alfred Eisenstaedt (1930)