5 most notorious gangsters
The gangsters say. They are cold-blooded, ruthless, polite. They can dress up and earn money and can kick ass anyone who stands in their way. The gangsters, of course, friend.
Maranzano is your bro, which always looks better than you and knows how to please her friends, quoting classical literature, while all you can do is to squeeze out «whoa, Whoa man, palehche». It was a mafia blue blood, who was educated at the University — the most amazing man. He moved to new York from Sicily in the early 20-ies of the last century to stop the greedy Joe Masseria, which bend under him the whole of new York. He was smart, cunning, careful and very cheerful, rushed philosophical quotes like: «man Hunt more interesting than any other. This is the only animal that shot, if you miss… he comes back to shoot you.» Maranzano helped to modernize the mafia, creating the five mafia families of new York. He was seen as Il Capo di tutti CAPI — Boss of all bosses.
Less than a year after he was stabbed in his own office in the city centre, the four killers, dressed as agents of the U.S. Treasury. This dude was clearly bro.
Better known as Bugsy Siegel. You’ve totally got this bro: your friend never wants you to hang out with him because he always finds adventure on his ass, and then she helps you and lends you money to save you. So, that was Bugsy. In one minute he could drink champagne with Hollywood star and the next it was hitting the soup some bull in a phone booth — in short, Bugsy was a mystery. The nickname became attached to him in childhood, because he said that in his mind the bugs (in English bugs). He was unpredictable, and he was sent from new York to Los Angeles to organize a racket — and it was considered a trifling matter. And so it proved.
During the postwar boom of the late forties in the US he had a hotel with a casino and a night club in a small town lost in the desert. This city is called Las Vegas, and there were gambling is allowed. To build a hotel cost six times more than he told his parents, and during the opening of school it was raining. In the desert. The project Bugsy became a total failure, and soon after this poor guy put 15 bullets. But small-not lost!
Better known as Lucky Luciano or Lucky Luciano. Lucky — that’s one good bro who always pays the bar tab — just remember that you, too, must help him in difficult times. One of the biggest illegal businessmen of all time, Charles Luciano was able to think several moves ahead, as he much earlier than others to evaluate the potential of heroin. He even wanted to break with the Sicilian mafia, and to deal with the Irish and the Jews, and also to transform the American criminal syndicate in a private corporate organization.
Lucky did a really noble act, giving the U.S. government in the war, protecting merchant ships from Nazi ships and assisting the American invasion of Sicily that helped to overthrow Benito Mussolini — and all this in exchange only for a shorter period. And, by the way, shes knocked off: from thirty years old up to ten and a week after his release, he was deported to the same Sicily.
Paul Kelly looks like your bro, which is equally easy to find a common language and theater-aesthetes with the party monsters, no end of hustling bars. This is the last boss of the Italian gangs of new York, which did not belong to the mafia. Real name Kelly — Paolo Vaccarelli, the name change reflected the distrust of Italians at the turn of the twentieth century. Looking at it, I think that Paul is the one who quotes Shakespeare in the original, but it’s not until he’s in the Boxing ring and you won’t see him knocked unconscious by one by one hefty goons.
Kelly was the leader of one of the five crime families of new York, and practically divided the city in 1903, during the summer of the battle with the Jewish Eastman gang gang for control of the Lower East Side. A year later, he barely escaped two attempts on his life, and wisely decided that it was time to leave the city.
The most important thing in the life of any prosperous, bro? Honor. Coat Costello was acting head of the syndicate of the mafia, while Luciano was in exile when the crime syndicate decided to start the largest-ever operation smuggling heroin. Costello had the strongest voice against it, he said the famous phrase: «Drugs is a very dirty business. Our political friends will probably cease to be our friends for a long time, if we intervene in this case.»
In 1957, he nearly removed his head from his shoulders for daring to speak out against such a profitable business. Why not removed? Yes, because missed. Costello made a wise decision and soon after that he resigned, not wishing to play any role in the mafia, which he headed for so many years.