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  • Gary Munoz

    Owney Madden was the boss of 'The Westies,' a group that ruled supreme over Hell's Kitchen - and eventually controlled a large part of Manhattan. Madden was much more than a mere Irish street gang mobster and bootlegger. He controlled an interest in Harlem's famed Cotton Club, among other things.

  • Jean C Antonelli

    Owney “The Killer” Madden (December 18, 1891 – April 24, 1965) was a leading underworld figure in Manhattan, most notable for his involvement in organized crime during Prohibition. He also ran the famous Cotton Club and was a leading boxing promoter in the 1930s

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Mae insisted the title of her play was “Sex.” Her theory? “you’ve got to hit them in eye with it.”  The play was juicy: brothels, bribery, blackmail, crooked cops, jewel theft, suicide, and lots of sex.  One of her boyfriends produced the play in 1926, with some backing from Mae’s other lover, Owney Madden, a bootlegger who owned the famous Cotton Club. They rented out Daly’s theatre and “Sex” opened on April 26, 1926.

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NYC. The Cotton Club was a famous night club in New York City that operated during Prohibition. While the club featured many of the greatest African American entertainers of the era, such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Bessie Smith, Cab Calloway, The Nicholas Brothers, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Billie Holiday, and Ethel Waters, it generally denied admission to blacks. During its heyday, it served as a chic meeting spot in the heart of Harlem.