Throughout the United States, no single major metropolitan area is more closely connected to organized crime's rapid ascendancy on a national scale than New York City. In 1920, upon the advent of Prohibition, Gotham's shadowy underworld began evolving from strictly regional and often rag-tag street gangs into a sophisticated worldwide syndicate that was--like the chocolate egg crème--incubated within the confines of its five boroughs. In 2006, Arthur Nash introduced "MADE In America," the first public exhibition addressing gangland's enduring impact on our nation's pop culture. Here he presents an unparalleled collection of rarely circulated images, many appearing exclusively courtesy of law enforcement sources, in addition to the private albums of indigenous racketeering figures such as Charles "Lucky" Luciano, Al "Scarface" Capone, Joe "The Boss" Masseria, "Crazy" Joe Gallo, and John Gotti.
Softcover, 6 x 9, 128 pgs.