“Arnold Rothstein was Meyer Wolfsheim. Meyer Wolsheim was Arnold Rothstein. F. Scott Fitzgerald met A.R. only once, but it was enough for Fitzgerald to include him in his greatest novel. Fitzgerald really didn’t get Rothstein right. He saw him as crude and uncouth, a vulgarian who mispronounced words and sported human teeth as cuff links. F. Scott Fitzgerald got A.R. wrong, and it’s not surprising no one has gotten A.R. and the World Series fix right since. A.R. planned it that way.”– Rothstein: The Life, Times, and Murder of the Criminal Genius Who Fixed the 1919 World Series
I’ll just have to take the chance that they’ll catch Johnson before he shoots or, if they don’t, that he’ll miss when he does shoot.”
“Then you are afraid.”
“I’m afraid, all right. There are only two people who know that, though. You and me. We’re the only two people in the world I trust enough to let them know it.
- A.R. and Carolyn after news got out that the criminal Rothstein had helped put in prison had escaped.