Men lying in their bloodsoaked clothes on streets, masked children clutching guns without flinching – these are the harrowing scenes that find their way into the black-and-white photographs of Letizia Battaglia.
Mob front man Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal ran four casinos in Las Vegas in the 1970s. On October 4, 1982, Rosenthal finished eating dinner out with a few friends and got into his 1981 Cadillac in the 600 block of East Sahara in Las Vegas, NV. When he started his car, a bomb was detonated (Las Vegas Sun, Oct 5, 1982). His Cadillac was destroyed. The trunk was found 60 yards away. Miraculously, probably due to a metal plate under the drivers seat, Rosenthal survived.
10 Lessons Weegee Has Taught Me About Street Photography
Weegee is certainly one of the most infamous street photographers in history. Although he never called himself a street photographer (he worked as a press/news photographer) his obsession with capturing people was unparalleled. With no formal photographic training, he covered some of the most gruesome murders (and shots of everyday life) around New York City…
The Gambino crime family is one of the Five Families that dominates organized crime in America, and rules the United States underworld with an iron fist, within the United States phenomenon known as the American Mafia (or La Cosa Nostra). The organization is named after Carlo Gambino, boss of...
1938, Antonio Colombo's corpse found in his Pontiac. His mistress Christina Oliveri was also murdered. Joseph Colombo's dad was an early Profaci soldier, mainly into extortion and robbery. Colombo associate and later turncoat, Joseph Cantalupo, claimed that his dick was cut off and shoved in his mouth. Reason for the double murder was messing with the wife of another mobster. Alleged murderer was Salvatore Musacchio aka Sally The Sheik.
Gritty photographer Weegee captures New York's sordid and crime-ridden streets after dark
Gritty photographer Arthur Fellig - better known under the alias Weegee - made a name for himself by documenting the harsh reality of crime, injury and death while covering New York City from the 1930s into the 1950s. Check out some of the pioneer crime scene photographer's most famous work.