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Hollywood vs. the mob : fact vs. fiction

Author: Ron Meyer; Don Kraus; Centre Communications.; Mill Creek Entertainment.
Publisher: [United States] : Mill Creek Entertainment, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The American Mob began at the turn of the 20th Century as immigrants from Europe began pouring into cities along the East Coast, particularly New York City. Poor and isolated, these immigrant Jews, Irish and Italians banded together to develop their own version of the American Dream. A unique form of business called organized crime. This series will reveal the truth behind the myth of the American Mob and its  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Film noir
Biography
History
Named Person: Al Capone; Lucky Luciano; Meyer Lansky; Al Capone; Meyer Lansky; Lucky Luciano
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ron Meyer; Don Kraus; Centre Communications.; Mill Creek Entertainment.
OCLC Number: 280984297
Notes: 9 episodes ; approximately 60 minutes per episode.
"Warning: May contain images not suitable for young audiences"-- Container.
One part of the documentary series: "The Mob: from Hollywood to Vegas".
Bonus features include: an interactive Mob time-line, and a photo slide-show comparison of Hollywood actors and the real-life Mob bosses they portrayed.
Credits: Executive producer, Jeff Haynes.
Performer(s): Narrator, Don Kraus.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 3 videodiscs (approximately 608 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Contents: Disc 1. 1. The Mafia comes to America: Little Caesar --
2. The Irish gangs: The Public enemy --
3. Al Capone's Chicago mob: Scarface --
Disc 2. 4. The Law Gang - AKA, the FBI: G Men --
5. Lucky Luciano's New York Mafia: Marked woman --
6. The rackets: Loan shark --
Disc 3. 7. The Black Mafia: The Black godfather --
8. The Jewish Mafia: The Purple Gang --
9. The Godfathers: Honor thy father.
Other Titles: Mob vs. Hollywood
Responsibility: produced by Centre Communications Inc ; director, Ron Meyer.

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The American Mob began at the turn of the 20th Century as immigrants from Europe began pouring into cities along the East Coast, particularly New York City. Poor and isolated, these immigrant Jews, Irish and Italians banded together to develop their own version of the American Dream. A unique form of business called organized crime. This series will reveal the truth behind the myth of the American Mob and its godfathers.

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