A daily dose of arts and entertainment

Think you know all there is to about Al Capone? Maybe not

| No Comments | No TrackBacks

capone_article.jpg

The Chicago History Museum for "Cocktails and Capone" tonight offers a look at America's most famous Prohibition-era gangster served up with some vintage cocktails.

A particular focus will be on Al Capone's personal life, Sun-Times' Kara Spak explains. Capone's great-niece, Deirdre Marie Capone, wrote "Uncle Al Capone" and will be at the history museum event to offer her take on "Public Enemy No. 1."

"Was Al Capone a mobster? Yes, he was," Deirdre Marie Capone said. "Was Al Capone a monster? He was not."

Deirdre Marie Capone's grandfather was Al Capone's oldest brother. She grew up with the last name Gabriel, but even that was not enough to shield her from the backlash of being a Capone after local Chicago newspapers covered the family gathering following her First Communion.

Find out more here.

No TrackBacks

TrackBack URL: http://blogs.suntimes.com/cgi-bin/mt-tb.cgi/52370

Leave a comment

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by Monifa Thomas published on December 4, 2012 9:12 AM.

It's official: Duke and Duchess are expecting a baby was the previous entry in this blog.

Lady Gaga buys 55 Michael Jackson items at auction is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.