By Jeffrey Gusfield
Almost ahead of the gunsmoke from the St. Valentine’s Day bloodbath cleared, Chicago police had a suspect: Jack McGurn. they only couldn’t locate him. McGurn, whose actual identify was once Vincent Gebardi, was once Al Capone’s leader murderer, a baby-faced Sicilian immigrant killer killers. yet weeks after the murders, police chanced on McGurn and his paramour, Louise may perhaps Rolfe, holed up downtown on the Stevens resort. either claimed they have been in mattress at the morning of the recognized shootings, a titillating alibi that grabbed the public’s consciousness and not permit go.
Deadly Valentines tells some of the most outrageous tales of the Twenties, a dual biography of a pair who outlined the extremes and excesses of the Prohibition period in the US. McGurn was once a prizefighter, professional-level golfer, and the final word city predator and hit guy who positioned the iron in Al Capone’s muscle. Rolfe, a stunning blonde dancer and libertine, was once the epitome of style, uprising, and wild abandon within the new jazz culture. They have been the prototypes for many years of gangster literature and cinema, representing a time that hasn't ever misplaced its allure.
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