Virginia Hill, also known as the "queen of the gangster molls," was the girlfriend of Brooklyn-born mobster Bugsy Siegel. Hill was coincidentally out of town when her beau was slain in her home, and shot through the window with a rifle. Here, the mob moll, who claimed to be in the dark about her lover's criminal connections, testifies at the 1951 Kefauver hearings in an investigation about the extent of organized crime.
'Boardwalk Empire' revolves around mob boss Nucky Thompson, a character based on the real Enoch L. 'Nucky' Johnson, who ran Atlantic City during the '20s and '30s. Johnson's power and wealth came from taking a percentage of the illegal liquor, gambling and prostitution operations in the city.Above (l.) he is handcuffed to the United States Deputy Marshal in 1941 after being convicted of tax evasion.