Friends and Family #61


Original Caption:

Los Angeles -- Mobster Mickey Cohen looks a bit bored as he waits to explain his plush income to the Senate crime committee, headed by Senator Estes Kefauver, as they began their investigation of local crime patterns in Los Angeles. Cohen is fingered as top witness of the 22 persons subpoenaed for appearance. (1950)

6 comments:

Robert Fiore said...

Thinks, "If only there were a writer who would make me a recurring character in his staccato crime novels of violence and corruption in Los Angeles, I'd be famous."

Christopher said...

go back ta Shmoe Island!

Timmy said...

I delivered the L.A. Times to Mickey in the early 1970's. Then he died. I said hi to him once. I don't hold a grudge.

Gerard Saylor said...

That's right, Fiore. I thought first of Ellroy.

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

A funny thing, lieutenant. The last time I pulled my pants up this high, three snitches died.

Marshall P. Smith said...

He doesn't look bored, he looks pissed off...kind of like "I'm going to get ya!" or "Your gonna be sorry!"