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8800 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA. Building owned by Mickey Cohen in 1944. Today houses a liquor store and infamous Viper Room nightclub.

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

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Helen Gilbert was an accomplished cellist. Performing at the Hollywood Bowl, she was discovered & became a member of the MGM orchestra & in the 40's, she worked for RKO. In1949, she married Johnny Stompanato, bodyguard of infamous mobster Mickey Cohen. Stompanato later died at the hands of Lana Turner's daughter, Cheryl Crane.

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from Framework

Mickey Cohen wounded

Mickey Cohen wounded - Framework - Photos and Video - Visual Storytelling from the Los Angeles Times PHOTOGRAPH BY: Clay Willcockson / Los Angeles Times

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