Research - Prohibition & Outlaws
Jack (Legs) Diamond on August 26, 1930, one of the biggest gang-leaders, racketeers, and bootleggers in America, who is reported to be en route for England in the liner ÂBalticÂ. It is stated that the captain of the ship has been asked to put Diamond into irons and take him back to New York. Diamond is the bitterest enemy ÂScarfaceÂ Al Capone has in America. (AP Photo) Ref #: PA.9868985 Date: 26/08/1930
Once Prohibition ended, the white Mafia decided that it wanted to control the Harlem numbers game. St. Clair fought back and found herself in a war with mobster Dutch Shultz in particular. Their confrontations became increasingly violent. When Shultz was ambushed on orders from Lucky Luciano and lay dying at Newark City Hospital, St. Clair sent him a telegram that read: “As ye sow, so shall ye reap.” She signed it “Madame Queen.”
Showgirl Marion 'Kiki' Roberts had ties to the mob being the mistress of the late Prohibition-era gangster John (Legs) Diamond, who was the main distributor of illegal alcohol in Manhattan in the late 1920s. Here, the mob moll, who was once in bed with the mobster while he was shot, plants a kiss on her next victim, actor Jack La Rue!