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/

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/

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.

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.

8800 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA. Building owned by Mickey Cohen in 1944. Today…

8800 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA. Building owned by Mickey Cohen in 1944. Today…

The ItalianAmerican mafia gangster Lucky Luciano sitting on the sofa... News Photo 141554102 | Getty Images

The ItalianAmerican mafia gangster Lucky Luciano sitting on the sofa... News Photo 141554102 | Getty Images

BUGSY SIEGAL AND HIS LAWYERS. THE HOKEY POKEY MAN AND AN INSANE HAWKER OF FISH BY CONNIE DURAND, AVAILABLE ON AMAZON KINDLE.

BUGSY SIEGAL AND HIS LAWYERS. THE HOKEY POKEY MAN AND AN INSANE HAWKER OF FISH BY CONNIE DURAND, AVAILABLE ON AMAZON KINDLE.

Mickey Cohen's dead bulldog [graphic]

Mickey Cohen's dead bulldog [graphic]

Michael "Mickey" Cohen was born September 4, 1913 in Brownsville, New York. Cohen first came into contact with the mafia world in Chicago when he met Al Capone. In 1947, "Bugsy" Siegal was assassinated and Cohen became a west coast mafia boss. In addition to traditional mafia business, Cohen took advantage of the movie business, at one time blackmailing Lana Turner.

Michael "Mickey" Cohen was born September 4, 1913 in Brownsville, New York. Cohen first came into contact with the mafia world in Chicago when he met Al Capone. In 1947, "Bugsy" Siegal was assassinated and Cohen became a west coast mafia boss. In addition to traditional mafia business, Cohen took advantage of the movie business, at one time blackmailing Lana Turner.

Mobster Mickey Cohen with his bulletproof Cadillac,1950. Oddly enough, he didn't need the bulletproofing.  Mickey did not die in the usual Italian restaurant, barber chair, at the steering wheel of the Caddie or up the river.  Died in 1976 at 63 of natural causes.

Mobster Mickey Cohen with his bulletproof Cadillac,1950. Oddly enough, he didn't need the bulletproofing. Mickey did not die in the usual Italian restaurant, barber chair, at the steering wheel of the Caddie or up the river. Died in 1976 at 63 of natural causes.

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