James Ellroy's Crib Sheet
November 1, 2008 9:42 AM   Subscribe

Real L.A. Noir. (Video/audio auto-plays). Los Angeles Times reporter Paul Lieberman has been chronicling the era of the LAPD Gangster Squad, a secret division of the department that tried to combat the mobs of Jack Dragna and Mickey Cohen in the 1940s and '50s. (Keep the cast of characters straight with this handy chart.)
posted by Bookhouse (9 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
Nice! I'm a big fan of this era, and of James Ellroy's books of the era. This really gives a great look at the time, and seeing the photos of the folks involved gives life to my imagination. Thanks!
posted by Eekacat at 10:28 AM on November 1, 2008

No way. Jethro was in the Gangster Squad? Wow, wouldn't have expected that.
Granny, maybe. But Jethro?
posted by miss lynnster at 10:31 AM on November 1, 2008

Damn, I was hoping this post was announcing that the L.A. Noire (sic) videogame was finally out.
posted by rokusan at 10:53 AM on November 1, 2008

This was great. Thanks.
posted by RussHy at 11:24 AM on November 1, 2008

Also, someday I hope to be memorialized in a chart as an arrow marked "Embarrassed husband of."
posted by rokusan at 11:35 AM on November 1, 2008 [1 favorite]

great set of stories. wonder if anyone has already bought the rights. this would make for a killer documentary.
posted by krautland at 11:57 AM on November 1, 2008

This is very good.
posted by louigi at 6:05 PM on November 2, 2008

Brilliant, thanks.
posted by robcorr at 4:01 AM on November 3, 2008

Picked up by Warner Bros.
posted by phaedon at 8:41 AM on November 7, 2008

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