Friends and Family #35


Original Caption:

Chicago -- The body of Charles "Cherry Nose" Gioe, notorious gangster and movie extortionist, lies slumped over in the front seat of an auto near the Chicago restaurant he owned with two partners. Gioe, found by police late August 18th, had been shot through the head. Police said he had been slain shortly before he was found. (1954)

6 comments:

MinnesotaRay said...

"Movie extortionist"? No wonder he got whacked.

Tom Sutpen said...

The extortion thing was an old beef. He was clipped at the behest of Sam Giancana as part of a more general power struggle in Chi-town.

swac said...

That upholstery is ruined!

Vanwall said...

This what we can look forward to if the RIAA gets any worse.

Fred said...

swac, you are right. Cherry Nose should have sprung for the leather or, better yet, the vinyl. That stuff will never come out of the fabric.

R.H. said...

"I said, 'no parking' bud."