The Encyclopedia of Unsolved Crimes

SIEGEL, Benjamin (Bugsy) “Sidney Sniper” killed five persons and wounded seven others in a series of hit-and-run attacks. Never identified, the gunman retired as suddenly and mysteriously as he had launched his campaign, leaving baffled ...

The Encyclopedia of Unsolved Crimes

Over 800 entries examine the facts, evidence, and leading theories of a variety of unsolved murders, robberies, kidnappings, serial killings, disappearances, and other crimes.

Orange Coast Magazine

By Keith Tuber You can easily imagine Bugsy Siegel stepping out on his. METICULOUS AUTOMOTIVE DETAILING (714) 259-1347 ... They may call this the Presidential Suite, but to those in the know, it will always be the Bugsy Siegel Suite.

Orange Coast Magazine

Orange Coast Magazine is the oldest continuously published lifestyle magazine in the region, bringing together Orange County¹s most affluent coastal communities through smart, fun, and timely editorial content, as well as compelling photographs and design. Each issue features an award-winning blend of celebrity and newsmaker profiles, service journalism, and authoritative articles on dining, fashion, home design, and travel. As Orange County¹s only paid subscription lifestyle magazine with circulation figures guaranteed by the Audit Bureau of Circulation, Orange Coast is the definitive guidebook into the county¹s luxe lifestyle.

Picturing Las Vegas

Basking in the pink glow of its success, the Flamingo booked singer Pearl Bailey to perform, but being black, she was not allowed to stay at the hotel. She feared Bugsy Siegel, but that did not stop her from confronting the mob boss one ...

Picturing Las Vegas

Through colorful photogra phs and firsthand narrative detail, Picturing Las Vegas tells the story of a city whose history mirrors that of America itself: a tale of the frontier, of corruption and greed, of beauty and loss and ineffable hope. From its hardscrabble origins, to the Golden Age of the Rat Pack, to today's mind-blowing theme-park casinos, Las Vegas is the city that has it all. Mobsters. Mormons. Elvis and Wayne Newton, Siegfried and Roy. It's a place where change is the one constant, and where the pursuit of happiness is the only law. In the words of writer Chuck Palahniuk, it's the place that "looks the way you'd imagine heaven must look at night." Linda Chase is the author of Surfing Women of the Waves and grew up in Las Vegas. She lives in California. Explores the fascinating story of Sin City, from its origins as a desert outpost to today's eye-popping fantasyland

The Dream Endures

At the time she met Siegel , the Countess had just ended a relationship with Gary Cooper and there , in his sharp suit and Warren Beatty good looks , was Bugsy . Siegel soon became Dorothy DiFrasso's great and good friend and a frequent ...

The Dream Endures

The fifth volume in Starr's classic history of California, The Dream Endures shows how Californians rebounded from the Great Depression to emerge in the 1930s into what is now known as "the good life." Starr illustrates the ways the good life prospered in California--in film, fiction, leisure, and architecture. Starr looks at the newly important places where Californians lived out this sunny lifestyle: areas like Los Angeles (where Hollywood lived), Palm Springs (where Hollywood vacationed), San Diego (where the Navy went), the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena (where Einstein changed his view of the universe), and college towns like Berkeley. "In this, more than any other of Starr's monumental California histories, we see the stirrings of uniqueness in the social and cultural evolution of California. Starr's theme is relevant to all of America and the national destiny."--Neil Morgan, San Diego Union-Tribune "Enormously sensitive and moving. Social and cultural history doesn't get any better."--San Francisco Chronicle "In his monumental continuing study of California, Kevin Starr belongs in the company of the best."--Herbert Gold, Los Angeles Times Book Review

Stars in My Eyes

Bugsy , against the advice of the biggest ' boys ' here . . . started charging double that rate to the West Coast bookies . That is where the fight started ... The police expect to tie up the Bugsy Siegel killing with the Ragen killing ...

Stars in My Eyes

From the 1920s to the present day, Max Bygraves, one of our best-loved entertainers, shares his personal memories of a glittering life in show business, and the greats he has worked with along the way. These include Jack Benny, Judy Garland, Frankie Howerd, Eric Sykes, Danny La Rue, Shirley Bassey, The Goons, Gracie Burns, Laurence Olivier and Peter Sellers, who have all brightened a very full life, and Max has marvellous stories, both hilarious and poignant, to tell about them all. Stars in My Eyes celebrates a dazzling milestone in Bygraves' theatre, television, film and recording career.

The Strength of the Wolf

And unlike Bugsy Siegel , she wasn't making waves ; although where , exactly , Siegel went wrong is open to debate . By most accounts he was murdered by the Mafia for squandering mob money on the Flamingo Hotel .

The Strength of the Wolf

Carefully and extensively documented, a definitive history of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics.

America on Film

Rather than trivializing serious questions of cultural and cinematic criticism , the glamour surrounding the film sustains the deeper connec- tion between Bugsy Siegel and Jay Gatsby . The conflation in the public mind and the ...

America on Film

In America on Film, first published in 2002, Sam Girgus examines a selection of films made in the last quarter of the twentieth century in an effort to trace how the notion of 'American' has changed drastically from that portrayed in American cinema up to the 1950s. In works such as Mississippi Masala, Lone Star, Malcolm X, Raging Bull, When We Were Kings, and Bugsy he finds a new and ethnically varied array of characters that embody American values, ideals, and conflicts; and a transformation in the relationship of American identity and culture to race and ethnicity, as well as to sexuality, gender, and the body. America on Film charts these changes through analysis of cinematic tensions between fiction, documentary, and modernism. An art form that combines fragments of reality with imagination, film, Girgus maintains, connects the documentary realism of the photographic image to the abstraction and non-representation of modernism.

Outlaws and Gunslingers

BugsySiegel took what he wanted when he wanted it without feeling any qualms about it. As Siegel biographer Mark Gribben wrote, “In his mind, other people were there to be used by him, which he often demonstrated during his long ...

Outlaws and Gunslingers

Western outlaws terrorized the country during the late 1800s and early 1900s, robbing stagecoaches, banks, trains and merchants. While they were fearsome, some became folk heroes and legends. The killer of Jesse James was vilified as a coward, while the man he killed was worshipped by man even though he had killed several men. Billy the Kid's reputation outgrew his actual deeds. Legend says he killed 21 men in his 21-year life time. The actual number if believed to be five. The west's fastest gun was not an outlaw. He wa an FBI agent called "Jelly" Bryce. He could drop a coin from shoulder height, draw and shoot it before it reached his waist.

LIFE

"BUGSY" SIEGEL, expensively clad in a plaid suit befitting his role as man about Hollywood, lies dead at 42 on the massive flowered sofa in the home of his Beverly Hills girl friend, Virginia Hill. Bugsy kept his clothes in her house ...

LIFE

LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.

The Sordid Secrets of Las Vegas

Bugsy Siegel is often credited with “inventing” the Las Vegas Strip. That's not true. What Bugsy did was add a dash of nouveau riche class to Sin City. Prior to Benjamin “callmeBugsyonlyifyouwanttodie” Siegelbaum's arrival, ...

The Sordid Secrets of Las Vegas

Whether this is your first or fiftieth visit, you'd be surprised at how much of the city's mystique you can miss while you're pulling slots until dawn. From getting comped at a casino every time to finding the best stripper to teach you how to pole dance, you'll learn all of the hidden magic that permeates this incredible city in this tell-all handbook. You'll also get an insider's take on: How to get invited to the Fetish and Fantasy Ball Why you shouldn't drink the water in Vegas Where to have a $5,000 lunch Where to find the world's biggest topless pool Who's been blacklisted by the Gaming Control Board Organized according to the seven deadly sins, the hidden gems in this book are your key to uncovering the dirty secrets of Sin City!

SPIN

He is "Bugsy" Siegel, another star in this infamous cast. He hates the name Bugsy, which was laid on him when he was a cold, ruthless young killer on New York's Lower East Side. His name is Ben and his friends ...

SPIN

From the concert stage to the dressing room, from the recording studio to the digital realm, SPIN surveys the modern musical landscape and the culture around it with authoritative reporting, provocative interviews, and a discerning critical ear. With dynamic photography, bold graphic design, and informed irreverence, the pages of SPIN pulsate with the energy of today's most innovative sounds. Whether covering what's new or what's next, SPIN is your monthly VIP pass to all that rocks.

James Ellroy

He then began the manuscript of a historical novel, 'The Confessions of Bugsy Siegel', which he would never finish. The novel aimed to cover the life and death of the Jewish gangster Benjamin 'Bugsy' Siegel. Ellroy completed 398 pages ...

James Ellroy

James Ellroy: Demon Dog of Crime Fiction is a study of all of Ellroy's key works, from his debut novel Brown's Requiem to the epic Underworld USA trilogy. This book traces the development of Ellroy's writing style and the importance of his Demon Dog persona to carving out his unique place in American crime fiction.

Jimmy Stewart

Around the time Jim arrived in Hollywood in 1935, so did Benjamin 'Bugsy' Siegel. He was a killer from New York, where he worked for Mafia boss Charles 'Lucky' Luciano. Siegel was sent to Hollywood to set up various rackets, ...

Jimmy Stewart

Many of the stars of the silver screen in twentieth-century Hollywood became national icons, larger-than-life figures held up as paragons of American virtues. Unfortunately, the private lives of actors such as John Wayne, Henry Fonda, and Errol Flynn rarely lived up to the idealistic roles they portrayed. However, James Stewart was known as the underdog fighter in many of his films and in real life. He was highly decorated for his bravery during his time as a bomber pilot during World War II and was adored for his earnest and kindly persona. Here many unknown sides of Stewart are revealed: his explosive temper, his complex love affairs, his service as a secret agent for the FBI, his innate shyness, and his passionate patriotism. Munn’s personal touch shines through his writing, as he was a friend of Stewart and his wife, Gloria, and interviewed them as well as their colleagues and friends. This definitive biography reveals the childhood ups and downs that formed this cinema hero, explores the legendary Fonda–Stewart relationship, and recounts Stewart’s experiences making acclaimed films that include The Philadelphia Story, Rear Window, Anatomy of a Murder, It’s a Wonderful Life, and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.

The Outfit

“I wasthere when Bugsy Siegel wasthere,” Humphreys said.“[Contractor DelWebb] was thebig boss thereat the time, 'cause heused tositwith BugsySiegel when Bugsy was building thatjoint, you know?AndIsat therewith him.

The Outfit

Perhaps the most compelling gangster tale is one that has been, until now, surprisingly well hidden. This is the story of the Outfit: the secret organised crime cartel that began its reign in prohibition era Chicago before becoming the puppet master of Hollywood, Las Vegas and Washington DC. Moving with purpose and panache, the Outfit blended effortlessly with underworld corporate heads, Hollywood moguls, and national political icons. It was only after a fifty-year run that their world started to crumble in the 1970s. With extensive research including recently released FBI files, original interviews with Outfit associates and members of the Fourth Estate (who pursued the Outfit for over forty years) and first ever access to the journals of Humphreys' long-in-hiding widow, veteran investigative journalist Gus Russo uncovers sixty years of corruption and influence.

Killing the Mob

In time, Bugsy Siegel establishes himself as a hit man, engaging in several famous murders. Although Siegel's actual number of hits is in question, it is known that he worked alongside killers like Albert Anastasia, Vito Genovese, ...

Killing the Mob

Instant #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly bestseller! In the tenth book in the multimillion-selling Killing series, Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard take on their most controversial subject yet: The Mob. Killing the Mob is the tenth book in Bill O'Reilly's #1 New York Times bestselling series of popular narrative histories, with sales of nearly 18 million copies worldwide, and over 320 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. O’Reilly and co-author Martin Dugard trace the brutal history of 20th Century organized crime in the United States, and expertly plumb the history of this nation’s most notorious serial robbers, conmen, murderers, and especially, mob family bosses. Covering the period from the 1930s to the 1980s, O’Reilly and Dugard trace the prohibition-busting bank robbers of the Depression Era, such as John Dillinger, Bonnie & Clyde, Pretty Boy Floyd and Baby-Face Nelson. In addition, the authors highlight the creation of the Mafia Commission, the power struggles within the “Five Families,” the growth of the FBI under J. Edgar Hoover, the mob battles to control Cuba, Las Vegas and Hollywood, as well as the personal war between the U.S. Attorney General Bobby Kennedy and legendary Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa. O’Reilly and Dugard turn these legendary criminals and their true-life escapades into a read that rivals the most riveting crime novel. With Killing the Mob, their hit series is primed for its greatest success yet.

Bright Light City

There are a couple of helpful essays that seek to explain Siegel's significance: James F. Smith, “Ben Siegel: Father of Las Vegas and the Modern Casino-Hotel,” Journal of Popular Culture (Spring 1992), and Pete Hamill, “Bugsy Siegel's ...

Bright Light City

When Elvis crooned "Bright light city . . . gonna set my soul on fire," he voiced and embraced the siren call of a glittering urban utopia that continues to mesmerize millions. Call it Sin City or Lost Wages, Las Vegas definitely deserves its rapturous "Viva!" Larry Gragg, however, invites readers to view Las Vegas in an entirely new way. While countless other authors have focused on its history or gaming industry or entertainment ties, Gragg considers how popular culture has depicted the city and its powerful allure over its first century. Drawing on hundreds of films, television programs, novels, and articles, Gragg identifies changing trends in the city's portraits. Until the 1940s, boosters promoted it as the "last frontier town," a place where prospectors and cowboys enjoyed liquor, women, and wide-open gambling. Then in the early 1950s commentators increasingly characterized Las Vegas as a sophisticated resort city in the desert, and ever since then journalists, filmmakers, and novelists have depicted a city largely built by organized crime and featuring non-stop entertainment, gambling, luxury, and, of course, beautiful-and available-women. In Gragg's narrative, these images form a kaleidoscope of lights, sounds, characters, and ultimately amazement about this neon oasis. In these pages, readers will meet gangsters like Bugsy Siegel, Tony Spilotro, and Lefty Rosenthal, as well as Las Vegas's most popular entertainers: Elvis Presley, Sinatra's Rat Pack, Liberace, and Wayne Newton, not to mention the Folies Bergere showgirls. And Gragg's skillful interweaving of fictional and journalistic accounts of organized crime shows just how mutually reinforcing they have become over the years. Vegas will always make people's eyes light up as bright as the Strip, witness the new TV show Vegas or the recent film The Hangover. For everyone entranced by its glitter and glamour, Bright Light City is a must read boasting color photos and bursting with insider details: an eclectic blend of stories, people, sights, and sounds that together make up this desert city's extraordinary appeal.

Unsolved Western American Murders and Extended Cold Case Resolutions

The Mob Permanently Severs Relations With Bugsy Siegel Bugsy Siegel Murder Site: 810 North Linden Drive Beverly Hills, CA Post-World War II American gangster lore found its iconic hero in the guise of Benjamin Bugsy Siegel, ...

Unsolved Western American Murders and Extended Cold Case Resolutions

This edition profiles 75 illustrated murder cases committed within California, Oregon, Washington, Northern Idaho and Montana. Accompanying photography returns the reader to the scene of the crime with precise listed locations. The most daunting dilemma of a murder investigation is typically uncovering proof beyond a reasonable doubt that a perpetrator committed a killing. The evolution of forensic technology has enabled investigators to match DNA profiles from evidence obtained at a crime scene with specific individual samplings. This development has resulted in several high profile cases ultimately achieving resolution. Some of the accompanying profiles have developed promising suspects and probable perpetrators, but lacked the tangible evidence or persuasive courtroom presentation to convict. In a few instances, due to the notoriety of the trial, the court of popular opinion did convict the defendant, yet they remain free of incarceration. Other cases have simply lacked accompanying evidence from the outset and subsequent clues or confessions have never materialized. For a victim’s immediate circle of family, acquaintances and even society in general, a lack of closure becomes an accompanying torment. Stolen lives deserve accountability and one cannot fully understand the enormity of loss without concrete explanations of motive. Given time, some of these cases may one day find closure. Some murderers do have a conscience and scientific advancements may one day piece together the fractured incoherency of inconclusive evidence. CALIFORNIA Unsolved Murders: The Zodiac Serial Killer, Black Dahlia, Rapper Notorious B.I.G>, Gangster Bugsy Siegel, Bonnie Lee Bakley, Nicole Brown-Simpson and Ronald Goldman, Joseph The Animal Barboza, Kevin Collins, Actress Virginia Rapp, Gangster Fung Little Pete Jing Toy, Film Director William Desmond Taylor, Actor Ted Healy, Sleepy Lagoon Killing, Geneva Elroy, Vic Weiss, Crib Founder Raymond Washington, Wonderland Murders, Karen Mitchell Disappearance, Susan Berman, Kristin Smart, Eastside Salinas Gang Killings, Santa Rose Hitchhiker Murders, Bob Domingos and Linda Edwards, Kym Morgan and Ramona Irene Price. Extended Cold Cases Resolved: Lindsay Cutshall and Jason Allen, Mickey and Trudy Thompson and Golden State Serial Killer OREGON State Prison Director Michael Francke, Diane Hank, Roma Ollison, Anne Jeanne Tingry-Le-Coz, Old Town Pizza Phantom, Alice Wells, Frank Akin, 1946 Willamette River Murder, Larry Peyton and Beverly Allan and Kyron Horman Extended Cold Cases Resolved: Federal Public defender Nancy Bergeson WASHINGTON Ann Marie Burr, Edwin Pratt, Judge Tom Wales, Chalisa Lewis, Louis Bellessa, Labor activist Laura Law, Charles Mattson, Nathan Trigger Gilstrap, Marsha Weatter and Katherine Allen, Tacoma’s Puyallup Avenue Prostitutes, Oleg Babichenko, Roseanne Pleasant, Susette Werner, Timothy Alioth and Donna Plew, Tia Hicks, Fred Cohen and James Jimmy Smith Extended Cold Cases Resolved: Barbara Hickey, Brian Cole, Michella Welch, Jennifer Bastian and Serial Killer Donna Perry NORTHERN IDAHO Remains of Fatty Carroll’s Murder Victims MONTANA Union agitator Frank Little, John Bozeman, Marjorie and Nancy McQuiston, Julianne Stallman, Florence Beauty Salon Massacre, Paul Maclean, Sheila Fallang-Jordan, Bobby Kelly, Mrs. John Dougherty, Nyleen Kay Marshall, Dr. Henry Cayley and Eva Hart Extended Cold Cases Resolved: Verna Joy Kvale and Donna Meagher

Jokers Wild

Strapped for cash , Ben Siegel flew to Florida to ask Meyer Lansky and Frank Costello for money , leaving his grumbling , paranoid partners behind . Benjamin " Bugsy " Siegel was a marked man . Siegel returned to Las Vegas with the ...

Jokers Wild

Reveals how we have become a nation of gamblers, from bingo to state lotteries to Indian gaming, and analyzes the rise of Las Vegas and what the future holds for the gambling industry.

Charlie Glass

The first per- son Meyer Lansky recruited was Bugsy Siegel. Siegel became a bootlegger and was involved with several East and West Coast cities. He began making friends in the Los Angeles area, where his major interests seemed to lie.

Charlie Glass

From the very personal experience of a cop who gave many years of his life to the Los Angeles Sherriff’s Department comes this stunning novel of undeniable authenticity and unrelenting suspense—a look at the very sexy side of police work in the 1980s. Travel back in time to the streets of LA, when working a crime case looked very different than it does today. These outrageous and vividly drawn characters have been taken from actual case files. They come to life and revolve around Charlie Glass, who sometimes mixes business with pleasure, but always strives to seek justice for all, even if his methods are sometimes unorthodox.

Orange Coast Magazine

You can easily imagine Bugsy Siegel stepping out on his balcony and surveying the collection of sunbathers basking in the desert heat. Trouble's also brewiri for Sister, Sister, which is about as. started rolling in.

Orange Coast Magazine

Orange Coast Magazine is the oldest continuously published lifestyle magazine in the region, bringing together Orange County¹s most affluent coastal communities through smart, fun, and timely editorial content, as well as compelling photographs and design. Each issue features an award-winning blend of celebrity and newsmaker profiles, service journalism, and authoritative articles on dining, fashion, home design, and travel. As Orange County¹s only paid subscription lifestyle magazine with circulation figures guaranteed by the Audit Bureau of Circulation, Orange Coast is the definitive guidebook into the county¹s luxe lifestyle.