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David Bailey, Kray Twins with Pet Snakes (1968) ___Billy Hill was one of the foremost perpetrators of organised crime in London from the 1920s through to the 1960s. He was a smuggler, operated protection rackets and used extreme violence. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/38280665558076945/

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from TIME.com

The TIME Vault: 1955

Not originally published in LIFE. Mickey Cohen's wife, LaVonne, at home in Los Angeles, 1949.

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Mickey Cohen became the West Coast racket boss in 1947, after his mentor and predecessor, Bugsy Siegel, was assassinated.

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from movieweb.com

Gangster Squad International TV Spot

Gangster Squad International TV Spot - Ruben Fleischer directs this 1940s crime drama about a group of L.A.P.D. officers trying to take down the infamous Mickey Cohen.

THE LAST DON: "MICKEY" COHEN -- THE SUNSET KINGPIN was a ruthless gangster based in Los Angeles and part of the Jewish Mafia. He also had strong ties to the American Mafia from the 1930s through 1960s.

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