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"Boardwalk Empire" Boardwalk Empire (TV Episode 2010) Poster

(TV Series)

(2010)

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As of the date of its release, the pilot episode is the most expensive pilot for a TV show ever produced.
Real life gangster Arnold Rothstein would later be immortalized in F. Scott Fitzgerald's famous novel 'The Great Gatsby' where Gatsby introduces the narrator, Nick, to a friend and business associate of his called Meyer Wolfsheim, a Jewish gangster and gambler who had 'fixed the World Series' just as Rothstein did in real life.
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Actress Molly Parker is seen as Nucky Thompson's late wife in photographs in his home.
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The jokes told by Eddie Cantor (Stephen DeRosa) are told by the real Eddie Cantor in A Few Moments with Eddie Cantor, Star of 'Kid Boots' (1923).
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This episode takes place from January 15 to January 19, 1920.
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The Sophie Tucker recording of "Some of These Days," which plays over the scene where Nucky looks in on the baby incubator store front, would have been nine years old at the time the events in this episode take place (it was recorded in 1911).
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