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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

John Dillinger Death Mask The American Gangster Museum by Suzannah B. Troy


As you know gangsters tend to be a big hit at the box office and on the television.   If you miss the Sopranos don't worry, Marty Scorsese will be entertaining you soon enough with "Boardwalk Empire" -- described on the website as "The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City. Personally I can't wait for the HBO Series with the title NYC empire: Birth, High Times....about what is happening right now.

 But if you are in need of a gangster fix than you can visit The American Gangster Museum on 80 St. Mark's Place housed in the historic Theatre 80. The newest acquisitions are the death mask of John Dillinger and sundry items of gangster or killing machine Roy Demeo including a baseball bat. 

Gangsters have their appeal and America has it's share of colorful characters that the world is just obsessed with so tune in to HBO soon for 12 episodes or just make a date to visit Theatre 80. You can even rent the Theatre 80 for private parties, just don't bring a base ball bat or a machine gun.  They are already there on display!


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