“I’d burn down the world if I had to.”
Mob City: s01e05 Oxpecker
Somewhere along the way the show lost it’s retro noir cinematography, and everything that’s left is it’s story, even though good, it’s no surprise to say that was a big part of the charm of this soon to be ended series.
Mob City warm up sketch
Mickey Cohen was Bugsy Siegel’s shadow. Ben was tall, handsome, suave and welcome in the elite Hollywood circles. He mixed with the glitterati, courted royalty and bedded starlets while his shadow Mickey was picking their pockets, robbing their safes and breaking their bones.
In so many ways they were opposite sides of the same coin. Both were violent men, out of place in the Hollywood environment. They liked many of the same things: good food, fine clothes, beautiful women, shined shoes. [X]
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Crime boss Mickey Cohen pays his respects to his former bodyguard as he views the body of Johnny Stompanato, who was stabbed to death by Lana Turner’s daughter Cheryl Crane during a domestic dispute.
source: USC Digital Archives
I’m obsessed with this man.
What is your weapon of choice?