This book relates the 1936 trial of Lucky Luciano, through the experience of the witnesses. The most notorious of these were the women who worked as New York syndicate madams and prostitutes in 1933-1936. The book asserts the opinion that the conviction was appropriate, based on the fact that at least two of the co-defendants were highly placed in Luciano's drug and liquor trades.
Author Ellen Poulsen
Author at gravesite of Assistant D.A. Eunice H. Carter, located in Brooklyn's Cypress Hills Cemetery.
The forthcoming book explains the Bonding Combination whose members extorted money from NYC madams in 1933-1935
89 Mulberry St., "formerly Little Italy," now "Chinatown"
Hangout of Tommy "The Bull" Pennochio
Racing down Broadway to the Woolworth Building, (background) c. 2008.
The Jefferson Market Women's Court
The Women's Court, now a library, where this book was researched along with the 42nd Street Library and New York Municipal Archives.
Check out the original book on the Luciano trial, Ninety Times Guilty, by the late Hickman Powell, in reprint ed. from Barricade Books.
Here are some of the authors and 1930s crime experts who helped contribute information and vintage crime magazines that are the source of the artwork on these pages. These researchers are:
Brian Beerman, Mario Gomes, Reno Dakota, Jim Sanseverino, Richard McDermitt, Steve McCormick, John Binder, Patrick Downey, Tony Stewart, Tom Smusyn, Charles Molino, Allan May, Bill Helmer, Rick Mattix, and Rose Keefe.
- Ellen Poulsen
Author, Don't Call Us Molls: Women of the John Dillinger Gang