Handsome Johnny

Handsome Johnny

The Life and Death of Johnny Rosselli : Gentleman Gangster, Hollywood Producer, CIA Assassin

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The Mob's 'Man in Hollywood,' Johnny Rosselli introduced big-time crime to the movie industry, corrupting unions and robbing moguls in the biggest extortion plot in history. He befriended many of the biggest names in the movie capital and seduced some of its greatest female stars. In a remarkable turn of events, Rosselli himself would become a Hollywood filmmaker, producing two of the best film noirs of the 1940s. Following years in federal prison, he oversaw the birth and heyday of Las Vegas. Working for new Chicago boss Sam Giancana, he became the gambling mecca's behind-the-scenes boss. Server provides an amazing tale of organized crime as corporate power. -- adapted from jacket.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2018
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780312566685
Branch Call Number: 921 Rosse
Description: 532 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm


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