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  • John 10:54 am on August 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: legs diamond, widow   

    Legs Diamond’s Widow: I’m Tired Of Protecting Mugs! 

    To bookend the sordid tale of Legs’ murder two weeks ago. There is no closure in this one.

    Those apartments in Brooklyn certainly maintain themselves. Someone is renting Legs’ old lady’s pad and they probably don’t even know about it. Except for the ZZ Top cars in the first picture, and the duct tape on the BMW in the second (and the window a/c units) you might think it’s the same photograph.

    Something tells me Kiki Roberts, the other woman in Legs’ life, got whatever cash he had squandered away…


  • John 2:21 pm on August 19, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: legs diamond, prohibition   

    Legs Diamond: Cheap Mug & Package Thief 

    In the old news articles, if you were a crook on the business end of crime piece, they were bound to have fun with your odd physiology – if you possessed anything noteworthy. Criminals were often referred to as being short, fat, having a swarthy complexion. If it was a female then maybe she was “a bit on the heavy side” or how the “femme-sneak thief had stunningly beautiful raven hair”. And in the more innocent human interest stories they always maintain that “so-and-so, a smart and pretty girl, won the bake sale”.

    Legs was one of those gangsters who was adored by the public, for whatever reasons.

    Diamond’s ostrich-like limbs seemed to start at his Adam’s apple … he ran like an ostrich … and so he made his getaway by legging it:

    Posthumous article.

    Posthumous article.


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