Starting as a mob hit man, Bugsy Siegel quickly becomes a Manhatten mob boss through his relationships with fellow crime entrepreneurs and his assassination of the Mafia old guard. Through his flamboyance and violent nature hold him in good stead as a mob boss it attracts the attention of prosecutor Thomas Dewey forcing him to flee to Los Angeles. In LA his charm soon endears him to Hollywood celebrity. But his in experience and incompetence as a businessman lead to his downfall in the ill fated Flamingo hotel and casino project. Written by
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I saw a reference to Whitie Krakawer, who Siegel killed, that indicated he is NOT the sister of Esta Krakawer, who Siegel married, as indicated in the program. Apparently their common sir name is merely a coincidence. See more