Not sure of the significance of the timing, but today's NY Daily News digs into its archive to make a slide show dedicated to “Mob molls of NYC” (circa 1920s-1960s).
Behind every great man is a great woman, and behind every great gangster is an equally great mob moll! Take a fascinating look at the female companions of the New York City Mafia, who not only put their lives on the line being associated with some of the most dangerous men in the world, but who also acted as their accomplices in some of the most deadliest crimes
The show includes images of Virginia Hill, Janice Drake, and Lottie Coll. Wish the captions probed a bit deeper into how these photos were staged for journalists by law enforcement to promote the prosecution’s POV on those depicted.
Sharon Stone slinks on screen with her athletic sensuousness. She’s greedy, insecure, and aware of the power behind her sexuality, which knocks men senseless. When Ace (Robert De Niro) makes her his wife, he offers her everything he can imagine will make her happy—dresses, jewels, gold, and furs.
Not many would dare cross the path of Al Capone during his day. Here, he exits the courthouse on October 14, 1931 during his case against the U.S. Federal Government on charges of income tax law violations.