Category: Movies

San Francisco’s Pied Piper Of Pimping, Ron Newt, Gone At 69, Bragged Of Inspiring Empire TV Show

The man claiming to be the inspiration for the hit television show Empire died of natural causes in California last month. Ron Newt, a flamboyant pimp turned aspiring music impresario, passed away at 69 on March 11. Running a gang and a prostitution ring out of San Francisco in the 1970s and 80s, Newt eventually
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Studio 54 & The Mafia: Club Owner’s Dad Was Major Player In Brooklyn Mob Rackets

The FBI investigated world-famous Studio 54 for mob ties due to the historic nightclub’s founder Ian Schrager having a father who was a powerful New York mob figure. Louis (Max the Jew) Schrager was a gambling boss in Brooklyn linked to legendary Jewish wiseguy Meyer Lansky. Studio 54 was the epicenter of New York City
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Lufthansa Heist Hits 40-Year Anniversary: A “Goodfellas” Murder Timeline

This month is the 40th anniversary of the infamous Lufthansa Airport Terminal Heist in New York City, which along with its bloody fallout was depicted in gritty detail in the Oscar-nominated film and mob flick classic Goodfellas. The robbery was the biggest in U.S. history, netting a Luchese crime family crew led by notorious high-end
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A Marching Saint: Dickey Moltisanti Role Cast In Sopranos Movie, Nivola Receives Nod

Actor Allesandro Nivola, best known for co-starring in Face-Off with Nicolas Cage and American Hustle with Christian Bale and Jennifer Lawrence, will play Dickey Moltisanti in The Sopranos movie being produced jointly by Warner Brothers and New Line Cinema. Moltisanti was never seen on screen, only referenced in the landmark HBO drama which ran from 1999 to 2007
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