Adventures in the Fight Racket #43
"Santa" Pays New Year's Visit to Bowery.
New York -- Former fighter Joe Bonavito, Brooklyn saloon keeper who gave away $1500 on the Bowery on Christmas Day, returned with $3500 in New Year's presents on December 31st. No longer skeptical, Bowery bums mobbed the self-styled Santa Claus, attracting the attention of police, who took Bonavito into custody. Bonavito is shown as he passed out some of his crisp, new bills to Bowery habituees. (1946)