Gangsters, gangs, and organized crime have a long history dating back before Hollywood and somehow tied to glamour. However, what also has a long history (some may argue, an even longer one) is the cabaret. And we do not mean THE Cabaret, the musical inspired by Christopher Isherwood’s novel “Goodbye to Berlin.”
There seems to be a connection between organized crime and cabarets. It has been hinted that many criminals used to set up shop in such places and use it as a front. But why would criminal organizations want to use such a place crowded with people as a cover? And why have so many entertainment media (televisions and films) depicted cabarets, clubs, and similar as being run by gangsters? Well, let’s find out.
Life in the Movies
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