Albert J. Wertheimer (January 30, 1889 - June 6, 1953) was the Jewish mobster responsible for building the Colony Palms Hotel (formerly known as the Colonial House) in 1936 in Palms Spring, California. He was a member of Detroit's Purple Gang, moved west to LA in the early 1930s. He first opened the infamous Clover Club on the Sunset Strip in LA before taking his debacherous act to Palm Springs and building The Dunes nightclub.
Marian Lane a.k.a. Winnie Ruth (McKinnell) Judd a.k.a. "The Trunk Murderess" She was the daughter of a minister and in 1931 she was accused of the most shocking crime of that time. They said that she shot her two best girlfriends, dismembered one and put them each into a trunk and checked them as baggage on a train bound for Los Angeles CA.
Emmett Dalton, part of the Dalton gang, he survived the Coffeyville, Kansas raid despite receiving 23 gunshot wounds. After serving 14 years in prison, he was released and became an author and actor in Hollywood. Born May 3, 1871, died July 13 1937 in Los Angeles, California
Benjamin Bugsy Siegel another famous (and crazy) gangster. He returned to NY from California during the Murder Inc. trials to kill any gangsters who may have talked to the police. He built the Flamingo in Las Vegas a few years later and stole money from the mob. He was killed in 1947. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr=954#