Tinseltown Gangsters: The Rise and Decline of the Mob in Hollywood (Hardcover)

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Tinseltown Gangsters: The Rise and Decline of the Mob in Hollywood (Hardcover)

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Like sharks to blood in the water, the mob arrived in Hollywood greedy and ready to tear away huge chunks of cash. Opportunistic mobsters saw labor unions as the means for muscling into the movie industry and extorting millions of dollars from studio bosses. Control the unions to which projectionists, art directors, cinematographers, electricians, scene designers, stagehands, extras belong, and you control the whole industry.

Painting colorful portraits of numerous mobsters, producers, actors, and directors, Tinseltown Gangsters tells the gripping, fast-paced, true story of corruption and greed in Hollywood throughout much of the twentieth century.

Jeffrey Sussman is the author of seventeen nonfiction books, seven of which have been published by Rowman & Littlefield. In addition to Tinseltown Gangsters, Sussman is the author of Sin City Gangsters: The Rise and Decline of the Mob in Las Vegas; Big Apple Gangsters: The Rise and Decline of the Mob in New York; and Boxing and the Mob: The Notorious History of the Sweet Science. He lives in New York City
Product Details ISBN: 9781538173565
ISBN-10: 1538173565
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: March 5th, 2024
Pages: 312
Language: English