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Handsome Johnny : the life and death of Johnny Rosselli : gentleman gangster, Hollywood producer, CIA assassin

Server, Lee (author.).
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  • 7 of 8 copies available at Evergreen Indiana. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Greenwood Public Library.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 0312566689
  • ISBN: 9780312566685
  • Physical Description: 532 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
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  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2018.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [499]-514) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Out of the past -- Once upon a time in Los Angeles -- Our man in Hollywood -- Bleeding the dream merchants -- The big squawk -- Crime don't pay -- A warlock's carnival -- Neon Babylon -- The spy who came in from the pool -- A coffin for Johnny.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Subject: Rosselli, Johnny
Gangsters United States Biography
Criminals United States Biography
Mafia United States History 20th century
Motion picture industry United States History 20th century
Genre: Biographies.

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