Monday, July 21, 2014

LANSKY: Boss of bosses

    ....Meyer Lansky has always fascinated me!

He, of course, was basically the boss of bosses of the American Mafia.  He lived in Miami Beach and actually walked his dog ever day!
I asked someone who would know...if he had any kind of protection around while out walking his dog and they answered in the affirmative. 
“They are there but you don’t know it!”
Lansky was still alive when Neil and I were doing our radio shows in Miami and we used to joke about him walking his dog...but “nicely”....and carefully.   One never knows.
The Mob boss character Hyman Roth played so well in Godfather II by the great Lee Strasberg was basically based on Meyer Lansky.  The movie “LANSKY” was crap.
I didn’t know it until this posting that Lansky’s daughter, Sandra,  had written about her life...mentioning Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin (she claims to have been  Dean’s mistress for awhile).
It’s very unusual to write about the Mob from inside the organization.  I plan to get her book “Daughter Of The King” at the library (if it’s there!)’s the exclusive write up in the New York Daily News for those of you interested in the Mob stuff...& who isn’t!
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