Can't wait to see Gangster Squad? Get the scoop on Mickey Cohen now!
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The story of notorious Hollywood gangster Mickey Cohen is gearing up to hit the big screen later this year with the release of the star-studded film, Gangster Squad. If you’re dying to know more about the prizefighter turned celebrity gangster you don’t have to wait for the movie. You can get the full scoop on Cohen in Tere Tereba’s new book, Mickey Cohen: the life and Crimes of L.A.’s Notorious Mobster.
Praise for Mickey Cohen:
“This is a slashing good book — a razor-sharp bio of malevolent macher Mickey the C: the confounding Kingpin of L.A. crime. Buy this book now — it’ll hang you out to dry!!” — James Ellroy, author of The Black Dahlia and L.A. Confidential
Tereba “does a superb job of tracing the ins and outs of Hollywood's gang world in the 1940s and '50s. Along the way, she provides indelible glimpses of such figures as notorious Cohen associate Johnny Stompanato (whose actress-wife testified in divorce court that he tried to strangle her mother when she mislaid his handkerchiefs). Cohen gang-member Willie ‘Stumpy’ Zevon ‘handled volume bets and dice games and had an infant son later famous as '70s rock star Warren Zevon.’ Cohen's 1959 companion, stag-film-star-turned-stripper Candy Barr, was ‘a dirt-poor, down-home girl from a Texas whistle-stop.’ Ms. Tereba writes. ‘What she lacked in proper education, she made up for in carnal knowledge.’" — The Wall Street Journal
“Mickey ‘The Hood With Nine Lives’ Cohen finally gets his due. With great style and boatloads of new information, Tere Tereba has crafted a page-turner about the greatest gangster LA has ever seen. Celebs, gamblers, politicians—for decades they all bowed to Cohen’s vise-grip on Southern California. Few lived on the edge as long as Cohen, and fewer still earned a biography this entertaining. As MC himself might say: ‘Buy it if you know what's good for you.’” — Pulitzer Prize–nominee Gus Russo, author of The Outfit and Supermob