Monday, January 30, 2012

Gangster day

On January 25th Al Capone famed Chicago mobster died.  So we had a little gangster day.  I watched "The Al Capone Story"  which was made in 1959 starring Rod Stieger.

It was surprisingly accurate for a movie from it's time. It was a bit more violent than I anticipated so Kaellyn didn't watch it with me.  But it was a good movie and if it comes on TV again I'll watch it once more.  What she and I did do was read this book. Its a really funny book and she liked my sound effects.

While she napped I watched a terrible 1970's HBO film called Virginia Hill: Mistress to the Mob about Virginia Hill who was Bugsy Malones girlfriend.  It was only an hour and quite terrible quality because they forgot to change the hairstyles and clothes styles to the 1940's and it was very odd to see so many 70s hair while building up Vegas in the 40s.  But I've seen it and I need never see it again.

For dinner Kaellyn and I made spaghetti and listened to Italian Opera during dinner so it felt a bit more gangster and mafia.  Then after she napped I watched Bugsy starring Warren Beatty and Annette Bening as Virginia Hill.  This was a much more accurate portrayal of Bugsy as the crazy, terrible temper, spending huge amounts of money to build the Flamingo in Vegas.  He was killed because he spent 6 million dollars on the casino.  By 1990 the casino had made over 100 billion revenue.  So he had a vision and it did come true even if he never lived to see it.  It was a very good film although very violent and gory.  But isn't that the life of a gangster?

Gangster outfit

Gangster pearls

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