'Boardwalk Empire' revolves around mob boss Nucky Thompson, a character based on the real Enoch L. 'Nucky' Johnson, who ran Atlantic City during the '20s and '30s. Johnson's power and wealth came from taking a percentage of the illegal liquor, gambling and prostitution operations in the city.Above (l.) he is handcuffed to the United States Deputy Marshal in 1941 after being convicted of tax evasion and being sentenced to 10 years in federal prison. He was paroled five years later and took a…

The real 'Boardwalk Empire': Atlantic City during Prohibition in the 1920s - slide 29

'Boardwalk Empire' revolves around mob boss Nucky Thompson, a character based on the real Enoch L. 'Nucky' Johnson, who ran Atlantic City during the '20s and '30s. Johnson's power and wealth came from taking a percentage of the illegal liquor, gambling and prostitution operations in the city.Above (l.) he is handcuffed to the United States Deputy Marshal in 1941 after being convicted of tax evasion and being sentenced to 10 years in federal prison. He was paroled five years later and took a…

Enoch L. Johnson and Florence "Flossie" Osbeck

Enoch L. Johnson and Florence "Flossie" Osbeck

Boardwalk Empire ... historical Enoch L. Johnson), a political figure who rose to prominence and controlled Atlantic City, New Jersey, during the Prohibition period of the 1920s and 1930s.

Boardwalk Empire ... historical Enoch L. Johnson), a political figure who rose to prominence and controlled Atlantic City, New Jersey, during the Prohibition period of the 1920s and 1930s.

Boardwalk Empire is a period drama focusing on Enoch "Nucky" Thompson (based on the historical Enoch L. Johnson), a political figure who rose to prominence and controlled Atlantic City, New Jersey, during the Prohibition period of the 1920s and 1930s.

Boardwalk Empire is a period drama focusing on Enoch "Nucky" Thompson (based on the historical Enoch L. Johnson), a political figure who rose to prominence and controlled Atlantic City, New Jersey, during the Prohibition period of the 1920s and 1930s.

Enoch 'Nooky' Johnson (person on whom Nooky Thompson 'Boardwalk Empire' is loosely based.

Enoch 'Nooky' Johnson (person on whom Nooky Thompson 'Boardwalk Empire' is loosely based.

Nelson Johnson Boardwalk Empire Book

Nelson Johnson Boardwalk Empire Book

Boardwalk Empire — Boardwalk Empire is a period drama focusing on Enoch "Nucky" Thompson (based on the historical Enoch L. Johnson), a political figure who rose to prominence and controlled Atlantic City, New Jersey, during the Prohibition period of the 1920s and 1930s. Nucky acts with historical characters in both his personal and political life, including mobsters, politicians, government agents, and the common folk who look up to him.

Boardwalk Empire — Boardwalk Empire is a period drama focusing on Enoch "Nucky" Thompson (based on the historical Enoch L. Johnson), a political figure who rose to prominence and controlled Atlantic City, New Jersey, during the Prohibition period of the 1920s and 1930s. Nucky acts with historical characters in both his personal and political life, including mobsters, politicians, government agents, and the common folk who look up to him.

The April Blue and White Bash

The April Blue and White Bash

Enoch Malachi "Nucky" Thompson is a fictional character and the protagonist of the HBO TV series Boardwalk Empire. Played by Steve Buscemi, Nucky is based on former Atlantic City political figure Enoch L. Johnson.

Enoch Malachi "Nucky" Thompson is a fictional character and the protagonist of the HBO TV series Boardwalk Empire. Played by Steve Buscemi, Nucky is based on former Atlantic City political figure Enoch L. Johnson.

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