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#1 chitowngangster

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Posted 04 March 2004 - 10:23 PM

After disappointedly finding out that i will never own a real thompson because of Canada's archaic laws,I will have to satisfy myself with shooting off my Thompson MGC model gun.It's as close as i can get. sad.gif
Check out the photo.In back of me on the shelf above my shoulder are two St. Valentine's day massacre bricks from the actual wall.One is now on loan at the Gerald Ford Museum in Michigan.On the floor beside my foot is a section of Al capone's bathroom wall.Tiles he importaed from Italy for use in his bathroom for his suite in the Lexington Hotel.

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Posted 05 March 2004 - 09:29 AM

Outstanding web pages and collection.
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Posted 05 March 2004 - 11:50 AM

Chitowngangster,
Cool photo, and even cooler memorabilia. I've been to your Big Al website many times (even saved a few pages for reference), and my kids enjoy it for all the valuable historical information. I thought I was the only one who enjoyed "putting on the Ritz" in vintage threads...good to see someone else enjoys the 'period', too! biggrin.gif
For those interested, there is a really unique website with a MASSIVE archive of period American jazz music from 1895 to around 1939 that you can stream (and record if you have a good utility) all the greatest hits of the gangster days:

www.redhotjazz.com

Go the "The Bands" section and you'll get a ton of bands to choose from.

Good music for cruising OR cleaning your '21.....


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Posted 05 March 2004 - 11:57 AM

mario did you ever get the al capone deskset from harold in chicago.........when he was doing "chicago legends"??

i ended up with two,and of course sold one of them years later.it was the office tiles from his place at the lexington...............probably would go good with my j.dillinger death mask casting...............{another item i was glad i kept.}

i wish i had some of the old stuff left.but i made alot of happy collector's.you have real nice stuff and a great site, AL would have been proud!!!stay in touch......RON
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Posted 05 March 2004 - 09:49 PM

QUOTE (colt21a @ Mar 5 2004, 11:57 AM)
mario did you ever get the al capone deskset from harold in chicago.........when he was doing "chicago legends"??

i ended up with two,and of course sold one of them years later.it was the office tiles from his place at the lexington...............probably would go good with my j.dillinger death mask casting...............{another item i was glad i kept.}

i wish i had some of the old stuff left.but i made alot of happy collector's.you have real nice stuff and a great site, AL would have been proud!!!stay in touch......RON

Hi Ron,
No, didn't get those.Do have a section of the Lexington terra cotta colum and a slab of his bathroom tiles.

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Posted 05 March 2004 - 09:51 PM

QUOTE (treborsnikwad @ Mar 5 2004, 11:50 AM)
Chitowngangster,
Cool photo, and even cooler memorabilia. I've been to your Big Al website many times (even saved a few pages for reference), and my kids enjoy it for all the valuable historical information. I thought I was the only one who enjoyed "putting on the Ritz" in vintage threads...good to see someone else enjoys the 'period', too! biggrin.gif
For those interested, there is a really unique website with a MASSIVE archive of period American jazz music from 1895 to around 1939 that you can stream (and record if you have a good utility) all the greatest hits of the gangster days:

www.redhotjazz.com

Go the "The Bands" section and you'll get a ton of bands to choose from.

Good music for cruising OR cleaning your '21.....

Thank-you for the kind words!Thank-you also for the cool jazz page.I have to admit that i like to get dress in that garb and clean the tommy from time to time.

Mario biggrin.gif
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Posted 05 March 2004 - 09:53 PM

QUOTE (hawksnest @ Mar 5 2004, 09:29 AM)
Outstanding web pages and collection.

Thank-you i appreciate the kind words!Hey guys don't forget to shoot off your tommy's for us poor saps who can't legally get one. wink.gif
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Posted 05 March 2004 - 09:55 PM

QUOTE (PhilOhio @ Mar 4 2004, 11:34 PM)
I like the shoes. Do you suppose any of Big Al's athletes foot fungus could have survived all these years on the bathroom tile? The way Thompson prices are going, you could probably culture it and sell it on the Internet. wink.gif

Ha!Ha! yeecchh!!!!!!!Geeze i never thought of that one wait i'll go have a sniff! Ha! Ha! good one Phil!

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Posted 07 March 2004 - 09:10 AM

Mario--
Great look! Wished I could wear a suit that well.
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Posted 08 March 2004 - 08:38 PM

QUOTE (Sgt @ Mar 7 2004, 09:10 AM)
Mario--
Great look! Wished I could wear a suit that well.

biggrin.gif Thank-you Sarge!

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