Mickey Cohen, 1930s-1960s Los Angeles gangster, looking a tad beat up.

Mickey Cohen, 1930s-1960s Los Angeles gangster, looking a tad beat up.

David Bailey, Kray Twins with Pet Snakes (1968) ___Billy Hill was one of the foremost perpetrators of organised crime in London from the 1920s through to the 1960s. He was a smuggler, operated protection rackets and used extreme violence. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/38280665558076945/

David Bailey, Kray Twins with Pet Snakes (1968) ___Billy Hill was one of the foremost perpetrators of organised crime in London from the 1920s through to the 1960s. He was a smuggler, operated protection rackets and used extreme violence. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/38280665558076945/

South portal of Broadway tunnel, 1949  A dynamite blast in the Broadway Tunnel on September 21, 1949 during its demolition touched off a false earthquake scare in the Civic Center and vicinity. The black arrow points to the courtroom where the Mickey Cohen trial was under way. Several spectators left hurriedly. The white arrow shows what's left of the tunnel after the blast. Concrete sections blasted away lie in the foreground.   1949

South portal of Broadway tunnel, 1949 A dynamite blast in the Broadway Tunnel on September 21, 1949 during its demolition touched off a false earthquake scare in the Civic Center and vicinity. The black arrow points to the courtroom where the Mickey Cohen trial was under way. Several spectators left hurriedly. The white arrow shows what's left of the tunnel after the blast. Concrete sections blasted away lie in the foreground. 1949

Mickey Cohen speaking at the Ex-Felon Consortium, 1975

Mickey Cohen speaking at the Ex-Felon Consortium, 1975

Mickey Cohen, 1949. | Mickey Cohen: Gangster in the Sun | LIFE.com

Mickey Cohen: Gangster in the Sun

Mickey Cohen, 1949. | Mickey Cohen: Gangster in the Sun | LIFE.com

Where Lana Turner's daughter, Cheryl Crane, stabbed Mickey Cohen to death in 1958.

Where Lana Turner's daughter, Cheryl Crane, stabbed Mickey Cohen to death in 1958.

Mickey Cohen's bodyguard Neddie Herbert is loaded into an ambulance after Cohen and his entourage were ambushed by two men with shotguns outside Sherry's nightclub on the Sunset Strip, July 20, 1949.

Mickey Cohen's bodyguard Neddie Herbert is loaded into an ambulance after Cohen and his entourage were ambushed by two men with shotguns outside Sherry's nightclub on the Sunset Strip, July 20, 1949.

Mickey Cohen's dead bulldog [graphic]

Mickey Cohen's dead bulldog [graphic]

Mickey Cohen, center, with Harold "Happy" Meltzer, left, and wiretapper Jim Vaus, May 1949. LA Times.

Mickey Cohen, center, with Harold "Happy" Meltzer, left, and wiretapper Jim Vaus, May 1949. LA Times.

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