The Hollywood Connection: The True Story of Organized Crime in Hollywood

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Robson Books, 1993 - Performing Arts - 271 pages
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In the first half of the 20th century, the movie business was considered the richest prize in America. Little wonder, then, that the industry attracted the attentions of some of the most notorious names in criminal history. For Mafia boss Lucky Luciano and Chicago syndicate boss Al Capone, the fight for control of Hollywood was the culminating conflict between two men who had hated each other since their early days on the streets of New York. Yet, at the moment of their triumph, each was caught, leaving the ensuing war to be fought out on the streets of Los Angeles by Willie Bioff and George Browne for Capone and "Bugsy" Siegel for Luciano. Complete with first-hand accounts from Hollywood luminaries, this is the first comprehensive examination of that power struggle.--From publisher description.

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Contents

Hollywood Hit
1
Escape from the Ghettos
5
Young Hoods
14
Copyright

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About the author (1993)

Michael Munn is a film historian and the author of twenty-five books, including Stars at War, The Hollywood Connection, and the bestseller John Wayne: The Man Behind the Myth. As a journalist he has written extensively on cinema, crime, ancient history, and the World War Two. He lives in Suffolk, England.

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