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Shay Jordan is now Jasmine Jinn?

Okay so let me get this straight … Shay Jordan is now Jasmine Jinn, well at least that is what I read over at PS Babylon.  How the fuck did this happen?  This is some crazy sounding shit that I had to look into.  I mean why in the world would an established porn star change her name.  That’s marketing suicide.  Surely there has to be a damn good reason behind this.

We know that Shay Jordan started her career as a porn star in last 2005 or early 2006 and signed with Digital Playground in August of 2006 and like most starlets who sign contracts, she seemed to have signed away the rights to her name.  This isn’t however uncommon.  We’ve known this to be common practice dating back for many years now, even as far back as Racquel Darrian with Vivid and that was in the mid 1990s.  Now a decade later this practice is still taking place.   The few times you hear about this kind of thing, it usually ends with the studio releasing the rights to the girls name back to the performer with a few exceptions such as the time Kira Kener sued Vivid after the dissolution of her contract to gain control of the rights to her name.

Teagan Presley was once under contract with Digital Playground and some would have you believe there was some legal issues with her name because the second she left Digital Playground, she started just going by the name of Teagan however Teagan herself went on record as saying that isn’t remotely the case.  While it is true about the trademark, they (as in Digital Playground) has been nothing but supportive of her career and personal circumstances despite the fact that she is no longer under contract with them.  In fact, Teagan Presley will be signing autographs at the Digital Playground booth this year in Las Vegas at the 2009 AEE show.


So we know that Digital Playground is in the practice, similar to Vivid in gaining control of their contract performers name.  We however also know that like Vivid they tend to have no problems returning the rights to the name once the contract is over, as evident with Teagan Presley. So why this Shay Jordan name change?

Shay Jordan’s MySpace page is clearly run by Digital Playground and they seem to continue to support it and keep it updated despite the fact that she is no longer under contract with them.  That seems odd.

Shay Jordan was in the Pirates II movie but wasn’t as the premier party.

Shay Jordan is now a blonde and being repped by Goldstar Modeling.  Yes the same folks that rep Sunny Leone, Devon, The Love Twins, Gina Lynn.  These guys are showing up a lot lately.

Jasmine Jinn

So I made a few phone calls and here is what I was told.  Yes it is true that Shay Jordan is no longer under contract with Digital Playground.  Yes Shay Jordan is now booking all of her work through Goldstar Modeling.  Yes Shay Jordan changed her name to Jasmine Jinn.  And she did so for practical reasons and that is because Digital Playground owns the rights to the name Shay Jordan and it would be a big legal hassle to try and get it back that could hold up her ability to work under that name.  So there you have it.  That is the reason Shay Jordan is now Jasmine Jinn.

Big Lights Big City … The Stars Shine in Vegas

Mark your calendar’s my friends because if you aren’t in Las Vegas on the night of January 10th you will want to smack the fuck out of yourself for missing the best party of your life.  Each and every year the big names in the business head out to Vegas for the annual convention.  It is during this show that the stars sign autographs and take photos with their fans and even in some cases party with them.  Such is the case of what has become an annual tradition, with a party called Pornstarville.

Basically fans and friends of the fabulous and famous porn stars we have all come to know and love can attend a very special event.  Every year after the AVN Award show all the stars and industry big whigs head out to the after party and that is where you need to be if you want to hang out and do Jello shots with your favorite porn stars.  Pornstarville 2009 will be held at Studio 54, no not the New York one, this Studio 54 is MGM Grand’s hottest nightspot.  This is a red carpet event.  That means that your favorite stars will be walking down the red carpet getting their pictures taken before entering the club.   How fucking great is that?  I”m told Red Carpet services are provided by XBIZ, but truth but told I have no fucking clue what “red carpet services” even means.

What I do know is, all the hype and bullshit aside, let me tell you guys something, you can go to Vegas all you want and hang out in long lines to meet your favorite stars but if you really want to have a good time get your ass to this party.  Tom Bryon, who I’m sure you’ve seen in a million fucking movies said “This party is going to fucking rock!”  Here is some video clips of Tom Byron getting it on with Jenna Jameson in a hot little threesome, in case you forgot who he was.


Many other stars are invited to this legendary party including new Cezar Capone contract girl Morgan Dayne, and some of the stars from Goldstar Modeling who right now is repping some hot girls including The Love Twins, Devon,  Gina Lynn, Sunny Leone.  and so many more I can’t even name.  I called Goldstar Modeling to find out which of their famous clientèle we can expect to have at the party, specifically wanting to know if say The Love Twins would be attending and he had this to say …

Unfortunately Lacey and Lyndsey Love won’t be able to make it to Vegas this year or they would defiantly be at the party.  As far as the rest of the girls go, I don’t have the roster set in stone yet but there is a lot of A list talent confirming their attendance, but you won’t be disappointed, I promise you that.   If you want to party with famous porn stars, this is THE party to be at.

Here is a list of some of the porn stars invited to attend: Casey Parker from Shane’s World and yes this is the same hot blonde that is friends with Sunny Leone who you might have seen on the Fox Reality show My Bare Lady 2, Kayden Kross with Adam and Eve,  Flower Tucci, Lisa Ann, Mason Moore,  Kara Tai, Missy Stone, Sunny Lane, Alexis Texas,  Morgan Dayne, Heather Silk and hundreds more!

Pornstarville is so big, look at the list of companies involved in it —- Club Jenna, Twistys.com, Bubba the Love Sponge (the dude from Howard Stern), Adam & Eve (does this mean Bree Olson is expected to attend??  Apparently I am told she is invited and as long as she doesn’t get ot fucked up at the awards show prior she is expected to attend — she is one start I personally look forward to partying with personally), Amateur District, Girlfriends Films,  Pink Visual, Cezar Capone, JustinSlayer, Hustler, Bang Bros., Shane’s World, Tom Byron Pictures,Anabolic, Sweetheart Video, Elegant Angel, DVSX, Real Touch, Gourmet Video, WCP, Doghouse Digital, Devil’s Film, Black Market, Pleasure Productions, Magnus, White Ghetto, Anarchy Films, Anarchy District, KBeechContent.com, Gentlemen’s Video, Dreamgirls, Wildlife Productions, Sin City, Adult Business Academy, Robert Hill Releasing Company, Juicy Entertainment, Exquisite, Global Media International Films, Acid Rain,Intense Industries, Evasive Angels Entertainment, Yappo, Amateur District, AllXClub, Giggles.com, NakedChatLive.com, The Candy Shop,Northstar Associates, XCartel, Mayhem, BustBox, Overboard Video, Combat Zone, Third World Media, Voodoo House, Starr Productions, Antigua Productions, Hush Hush Entertainment and Bone Digital.

Again Pornstarville is going to be held directly after the AVN Awards at Studio 54 which is located inside the MGM Grand, at 3799 Las Vegas Boulevard South.  This is the Vegas party of the year – and you don’t want to miss it!  More than 3,000 guys and gals are expected to dance the night away and socialize with sexy porn stars, so make sure you visit www.pornstarville.com for more ticket information.

Briana Banks breaks her foot but not her spirit

Briana Banks may have a broken foot but not her spirit.  She has plans to push forward for the launch of her new company this January in Las Vegas!

The lovely goddess that some of you may know as Briana Banks has been unusually quiet on the MySpace home front lately and well now we know why. It turns out that she has been staying with a friend, trying to recover from a horribly painful broken foot. But she apparently still plans on going to Vegas despite her little foot problem and plans on “rocking a cast” while signing autographs for fans this coming January. So if you are in Vegas for the Adult Entertainment Expo this year be sure and stop by to see Briana Banks and wish her all the best and a speedy recovery.


Briana Banks (via her MySpace page) says … Hey everyone, sorry I’ve been M.I.A… clumsy here broke her foot and I’ve been staying with a friend. It’s been pretty painful so haven’t really been checking messages. Promise to catch up this weekend. Funny how life throws you curveballs, but I’m gonna rock a cast in Vegas. xoxoxoxoxoxoxo – Bree

Sin City’s Porno Museum

Did you know that one of the oldest surviving adult films dates back to 1915?  It’s true!!  It’s called “A Free Ride” … well, at least according to an article I was reading today in the Las Vegas Review Journal.  This story says there is a soon to be a new museum in town and it will offer exhibits, films, sculptures, photos and erotic comic book collections, that all celebrate human sexuality.

In this museum of erotica then there are the 48 TV monitors on which are continuously broadcast selections from seven decades’ worth of adult films.

The museum is housed in a 24,000-square-foot building at Industrial and Desert Inn Road, next door to the Deja Vu Showgirls strip club. It includes a fine art gallery and museum store that sells posters, T-shirts, clocks and other memorabilia on which is imprinted erotic art.

The museum’s full name is Harry Mohney’s Erotic Heritage Museum.

Mohney, developer of the Deja Vu topless chain, donated the building and is listed as the museum’s “grand patron.”

The endeavor was the brainchild of Mohney and friend Ted McIlvenna, president of the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, and has been in the works for several years.

“It will be the finest erotic art museum in the world,” McIlvenna said. “It’s a melding of the best of our erotic heritage from the standpoint of art, from the standpoint of what was contributed through the adult industry.”

The museum is dedicated to “the belief that sexual pleasure and fun are natural aspects of the human experience, that such pleasure must be made available to all, and that our individual sexuality belongs to each of us,” according to its Web site, eroticheritagemuseum.com.

In that spirit, opening exhibits include quirky erotic drawings by Canadian artist Francois Dubeau, “performative videos” by Keith Murray, which are collectively titled “Trannylicious Dishez,” and photographs by Michael Grecco.

Grecco garnered attention recently for his coffee-table book, “Naked Ambition,” which featured photographs of adult film stars in mainly PG-rated shots.

Henkel also showed off a display of sculptures including distorted female forms by Oregon artist Todji Kurtzman.

The curator especially loves Kurtzman’s “hoop girl,” a sculpture of a woman in a large hoop skirt and not much else.

“I love that you can see up her skirt,” she said.

The museum includes life-sized replicas of an adult-movie set and a peepshow booth, both staffed by mannequins in various states of undress.

The majority of exhibits will rotate each six months.

“Sometimes, they’ll be tame,” Henkel said. “Other times, they’ll be too much. Some people will say, ‘I love that.’ Others will say, ‘It’s just disgusting.’ There will be things that will be very provoking but reflect who we are and were.”

Henkel has traveled far, including taking trips to Italy, England and China, searching for fun and interesting items for the museum.

She also has traveled near, to some of the institutes 25 warehouses full of collections donated by erotic art and memorabilia collectors.

It’s important to preserve such collections, said Jerry Zientara, a librarian for the institute who also teaches “erotology” — the study of the depiction of the acts of love and sex — because they’re part of our history.

“Erotic history is the same as any kind of history,” he said. “It’s just like art history, but the subject matter goes further. Because it’s sexual, a lot of people aren’t interested in preserving it. How often does someone’s uncle die and when the Playboys are found, they go to the Dumpster?”

Zientara is putting together the museum’s library, which is stocked with books such as “Forms of Passion,” the “International Who’s Who in Sexology” and a 1901 edition of “Studies of the Psychology of Sex.”

Plush red chairs are arranged around the room to encourage sitting and reading and looking.

Erotic art has always been around, Henkel said, and people have always enjoyed it.

“It’s a part of how we express ourselves, of who we are, whether we want to admit it or not.”

The museum is scheduled to open at 11 a.m. daily. Admission is $15 and only for those 18 or older. Locals will receive a 50 percent discount off admission with ID.

Heidi Fleiss just shut the fuck up already

Heidi Fleiss is a hooker.  I’m not going to side step it or pretty it up for you.  It’s plain and simple, she will spread her legs and share her pussy with you for the right amount of money.  It doesn’t matter who you are, the bitch will sell you use of her nasty ass snatch for your cold hard cash.

One day this hooker realized she could make even more money by selling you use of her friend’s pussies.  This is when she became Heidi Fleiss the Hollywood Madam.  She apparently was very good at her job and made a shit ton of money.

Heidi Fleiss and Tom SizemoreHeidi Fleiss dated actor Tom Sizemore.  Oh yes, THAT Tom Sizemore of the now infamous sex video. They fought and broke up and she decided to sell her fancy mansion, where her next door named was rocker Billy Idol and move out to Nevada where it’s legal in some parts to sell your pussy.  She spent some of the $5 million that Paramount Pictures gave her for the rights to her story to open up a laundry mat in Pahrump, Nevada called Dirty Laundry.  If you haven’t heard of Pahrump, Nevada, don’t worry most people haven’t either.  It’s a small, shit hole of a town as far south of Nevada as you can get.  It you blink you might miss it.

Apparently upon moving to Shit Hole Pahrump, Nevada Heidi Fleiss had other plans.  She wanted to open up another whore house called The Stud Farm.  Her dream was to build an exact replica of the White House to operate her new brothel in.  The only catch is that well, this brother isn’t for men to come have sex with woman.  No this stud farm is for FEMALES to pay to come fuck men!

This was all supposed to happen back in 2005 but well due to some complications that just hasn’t come through for her yet.  So what’s going on with this hooker today? Well her myspace page is gone.  Her official website is really no more than a collection of dead links and page not founds.

And then we have our friends over at the at the Las Vegas Review Journal who found out what the whore has been up to as of late.  It turns out HBO was going to do a documentary on the opening of this Stud Farm but since that whole thing didn’t work out they changed into a cautionary tale of the life of Heidi Fleiss the would be madam.  According to the story in the Las Vegas Review Journal …..

The 70-minute documentary begins with Fleiss in a posh hotel suite, needing help to free her expensive-looking heel from the cuff of her pantsuit before she can be interviewed, and it ends with her in the desert, covered in filth, picking up rocks and screaming at a burro.

I’m not sure if filmmakers Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato — whose previous documentary subjects have included Tammy Faye Bakker, Monica Lewinsky and the movie “Deep Throat” — set out to make Fleiss look bad, if they couldn’t resist once they got to Pahrump, or maybe that’s really the best they could make the troubled former “Hollywood Madam” look.

Heidi Fliess

But Fleiss certainly didn’t give the duo much reason to be sympathetic.

According to a recent article in the Los Angeles Times, she abruptly shut down filming after 10 months because of a dispute over what the filmmakers could show.

And given that Fleiss, for a variety of reasons, never even applied for a license to open Heidi’s Stud Farm, a Crystal brothel catering to women that was the sole reason for the documentary, Bailey and Barbato weren’t left with much to work with.

As a result, “The Would-Be Madam” is as unfocused as its star. The rambling narrative somehow manages to weave together local political corruption, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the bed-ridden former madam who lived next door to Fleiss, a discussion of Shel Silverstein’s “The Giving Tree” and a commercial for Pahrump’s Carlson Rock Depot.

Watching “The Would-Be Madam” last month, it seemed mean-spirited. In light of recent felony drug charges filed against Fleiss, it seems downright cruel.

Onscreen, the often-disheveled Fleiss talks openly about her drug addiction, especially “that white trash drug” crystal meth. “You can tell when someone does drugs,” she says. “They just have that look.” The filmmakers then cut to a shot of a dead-eyed Fleiss sporting what I can only assume is “that look.”

“I don’t wanna be that person,” she continues. “I don’t wanna have that look.” But if that is indeed “that look,” she wears it for great portions of the film.

It’s tough to shake the feeling that Fleiss is being taken advantage of throughout the documentary. There’s an unnecessary shot of a young, topless Fleiss and one of what appears to be a stray tumbleweed inside her home.

She’s shown talking about how horrible she is at fellatio and making curious statements such as “I’m not a religious person, but I do feel I carry the soul of someone who was exterminated in a concentration camp.”

And her interactions with the assortment of exotic birds she inherited from her neighbor, which eventually become the closest thing to a theme the documentary can muster, are bizarre to the point of being heartbreaking.

Sheila Nevins, president of HBO documentaries and family films, also gets in on the act, concluding the interview around which “The Would-Be Madam” is structured by asking “Are those your tits?” This, of course, prompts Fleiss to discuss her various cosmetic surgeries.

If Fleiss was comfortable with all this, I can’t even begin to imagine what she didn’t want the duo to film.

But it’s not just her. Nye County suffers some collateral damage as well.

Bailey and Barbato seem a little too pleased with themselves for discovering a messy-faced little girl eating cheese and crackers inside Pahrump’s Jiffy Mart.

And you can almost hear them squeal with glee as Kathy Bragg, owner of The Short Branch Saloon and a vocal Fleiss critic, takes cameras on a tour of Crystal’s mobile homes and rusted-out cars, showing off a “beautiful” manufactured home and a neighbor’s yard that is “really pretty when it’s not brown, because she has a lawn service.”

If nothing else, “The Would-Be Madam” offers viewers a sense of what might have been. The Stud Farm plans Fleiss shows off — some of the more sexually explicit architectural renderings you’ll ever see — are gorgeous.

The swingin’, Space Age design suggests the kind of place Jane and Judy Jetson might go for a little action.

And while there’s no telling whether the Stud Farm would have made any money, it’s a shame she never got the chance to build it.

Both the documentary and Fleiss could use a happy ending.

Kayden Kross is one busy little bee

Porn Star Kayden Kross may very well be the Ryan Seacrest of the porn business, in that she has more jobs than you can shake a stick at … to say she has been one busy little bee is an understatement.  First we have the release of her new movie from Vivid called Busting The Babysitter.  (click the title of that movie to get to the link for the movie trailer)  It looks to be a quirky little sex comedy, that was directed by Chuck Lords.

We all know that Kayden Kross blogs over at Mike South but did you know that she also blogs on her Myspace page, and now for Adult Stars Magazine too?!  She’s also busy working on her official website (ClubKayden.com) and promises that she personally will be involved in it.  Interestingly enough, apparently she also blogs over at xCritic as well, along with Penny Flame, Shay Jordan and Eva Angelina.

And somehow she found time to fly to Vegas for the Xbiz summer 2008 show last week and win the iporn hot body contest as well as taking 3rd in the MIss XBIZ pageant.

Porn Star Kayden Kross

Ooops! Someone forgot to pay their bills

The Las Vegas Journal is reporting that Joe Francis of Girls Gone Wild fame has yet another lawsuit to deal with, only this time it’s not for underage girls or from naked whores.  This lawsuit is from  the Wynn hotel in Las Vegas for an amazing $2 million in unpaid gambling debts, some of which dates back to February of 2007.

A representative from the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas has declined to comment while a spokesman for Joe Francis says, “As far as Mr. Francis is concerned, his obligations to the Wynn hotel have been fully lived up to per prior agreements.”

Wynn says that he spotted Joe a total of $2.8 mil, but has only seen $800k of that.   I guess we’ll have to see how this one turns out.  Joe Francis is currently free on bail pending his trial on tax evasion charges in Reno.  A trial date has not been set.  But with all these legal messes going on the one thing you can bet is that his lawyers must be happier than hell.

Joe Francis of Girls Gone Wild

The Strippers and Hustlers Ball

Perry Mann announces the First-Ever Exotic Erotic STRIPPERS & HUSTLERS BALL
Huge Party Set for Orleans Arena, Las Vegas over Labor Day Weekend
Live music, Top DJ’s, Hot Burlesque, and National Stripper Competition


Perry Mann and the team behind the world famous Exotic Erotic Ball – the internationally acclaimed Celebration of Flesh, Fetish, and Fantasy, and – according to E! Entertainment TV – “The World’s #1 Wildest and Sexiest Party,” has announced their first Las Vegas show: The Strippers and Hustlers Ball.

It’s billed as “a full weekend of eye-popping entertainment”, and it’s all set to go down at The Orleans Arena in Las Vegas over Labor Day Weekend – August 30 and 31, 2008.

“I’m very excited,” says Mann, the founder of the Ball. “We’ve been looking at coming to Las Vegas for a few years. We thought the prospect of bringing a giant party to a bona-fide arena like The Orleans during a destination weekend like Labor Day was a fantastic opportunity. I’m pulling out all the stops for this one!”

The Strippers and Hustlers Ball will feature live headline musical entertainment, top DJ’s spinning house music, hot burlesque acts, strippers, exotic dancers, outrageous fashion, fun exhibits, and some major surprises. Plus – more strippers.
“Strippers to the left, strippers to the right,” adds producer Howard Mauskopf. “Perry and I love strippers; heck – everyone loves strippers!”

The Strippers and Hustlers Ball will celebrate stripping as an art form and will feature a national competition with over $25,000 in cash and prizes to crown America’s #1 stripper. The categories are Best Body, Best Dancer, and Best Pole Dancer. The semifinals will occur on stage at the Ball on August 30, and the finals on August 31.

The dress code is – ladies, dress like strippers; gentlemen, dress like hustlers. The colors are black and pink. “It’s not a full costume event,” adds Mann, “but everyone needs to dress their sexiest, and wear mostly black and pink.”

Unkle Paul aka Paul Nathan will leave his Bay Area lair to host the weekend event. The Porcelain Twinz – one of the world’s premier burlesque acts – two gorgeous pale-skinned identical twin sisters who are, ahem, very close – will perform live each night. The #1 model on the entire Internet – Bobbi Billard the multi-talented myspace vixen who is ranked as the #1 model on the Internet, will be on hand along with Asian supermodel Akira Lane to host some on-stage antics – they are both stars of the horror classic remake Ice Scream – The Remix. Speaking of antics, Nathan will bring The Wheel of Depravity – people in SF are still buzzing from the last Exotic Erotic show when the wheel landed on “eat the edible bra off the porn star.” Scooter and Lavelle will be trekking up from Arizona to spin on Saturday. Rising hip-hop artist Chuck Nutt will be performing the event’s theme song – My Stripper Lover – co-written by Mann. And acclaimed musical artist Mobius8, inventor of the Hydra, will perform a different show each night, fully armed with lasers, and promising a multi-sensory experience to eclipse any he’s done before. “We’re so thrilled to have Mobius8 on board, DJ-ing both nights,” adds Mauskopf, “although it’s sure hard to call him a DJ. He’s more like a futuristic mad conductor who commands light and sound to morph and bend according to his will. He is a special talent, his show is amazing, and people are going to love it.”

There will also be exhibits showcasing exotic fashion, erotic art, games, websites, and novelties plus a spiritual oasis with psychics and massage. Sonicbids will sponsor an Indie Music competition, and the winning band will get a prime gig to play the Ball.

The two-day show is Saturday, August 30, 2008 from 9PM til 4AM; and Sunday August 31 from 9PM til 4AM, at The Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. The event website is www.strippersandhustlersball.com. Tickets are available online and a limited number of discounted hotel/ticket packages are available online as well.


Today marks the 45th anniversary of Lucky Luciano’s death!!!

Lucky Luciano

Lucky Luciano made the modern mafia. In 1931 he cut New York into five slices and served the rackets up in a form that still exists today. He had his fingers in every slice of the metaphoric mince meat pie that was America in the first half of the twentieth century, and then spent his remaining years ruling the underworld from afar. In the history of organized crime, there has never been a more powerful boss, and unless there is a drastic change in American law enforcement, no one person will ever be able to consolidate so much criminal power again.

In 20 years, with the help of the 18th amendment, Charles Luciano went from being an average pimp to a God amongst thugs. With the help of a number of other famous gangsters, Lucky built a single, business-like crime syndicate with a board of directors and a directed sense of purpose. It would come to rule the entire United States, and eventually, a good portion of the world.

From Humble Beginnings

Born in italy in 1896 as Salvatore Lucania, Lucky Luciano eventually changed his name to spare his family the embarrassment of reading about him in the newspapers. As a kid, he was a thug; he dealt drugs, sold women, and stole anything he could. He was constantly picked up by New York police, who typically smacked him around and dropped him back on the streets due to his age.

Junkies everywhere, take note: Charlie “Lucky” Luciano created the modern heroin trade. Thanks Chuck! In 1915, at the tender age of 19, Luciano was first arrested for dealing heroin on the streets of New York. Upon release, he broke his sales ring into a tiered affair, with thugs standing on street corners dealing out the dope while he stayed upstairs with the women. He was probably one of the first gangsters to use it in his pimping operations to help keep the girls loyal.

In 1920, Luciano joined Joe Masseria’s gang and helped run booze, manage prostitutes, and traffic horse for the Sicilian mafia. Masseria trusted Luciano, who was a great and reliable earner. He eventually became Masseria’s right hand man, making him one of the most powerful gangsters in New York.

Somewhere in the 20’s, Lucky met Bugsy Siegel and Meyer Lansky. This three-way introduction is one of the classic underworld myths, and many versions of the story exist. One alleges that Lansky was a heroin addict at the time. Others describe awkward scenes featuring screaming hookers, naked Jews, and Lucky the belt wielding pimp. And still others describe Lansky whacking Luciano upside the head with a plumbers wrench to defend a crying Bugsy. No matter how it went down, the event served as a symbolic destruction of the old racial walls that existed in the New York underground. Previously, Italian and Jewish gangs tended not to associate on the street, but Lucky would be one of the first to cross the cultural lines and forge an alliance between the groups. Siegel, Lansky and Luciano would become the driving force behind the eventual formation of the National Crime Syndicate: Lucky was the heart of the syndicate, Lansky its brains, and Bugsy its fist.

Sicilian Neck Tie

In 1929, Masseria’s gang became embroiled in a violent turf war with Salvatore Maranzano’s mafia. Maranzano was a megalomaniacal don fixated on becoming the one and only ruler of New York. In October that same year, Luciano was on a dock at on the Hudson River inspecting a load of fresh chiba that had just arrived. Four of Maranzano’s men rolled up in a car, grabbed Luciano and taped his mouth shut. They beat the shit out of him for an hour as they slowly drove towards Staten Island. Once there, they slit his throat and cheek, then dumped him in a ditch and left him for dead.

Luciano lived through this attack, earning him the nickname “Lucky.” Luciano saw the attack as a sign that the gang war had to end, and soon. He, along with Siegel and Lansky, went to see Maranzano. They struck a deal with Marazano to divide up Masseria’s empire: Marazano got the liquor turf, Luciano got the girls and the drugs. Luciano set up a dinner meeting with Masseria at the Nuova Villa Tammaro, a spaghetti house on Coney Island. After a few hours of feasting, he excused himself to use the pisser. In walked Bugsy Seigel, Joe Adonis, Vito Genovese, Albert Anastasia, and Meyer Lansky. Out walked Luciano as the new leader of Masseria’s gang.

Only half a year passed before Siegel and Luciano bumped off Marazano. This placed Luciano in charge of New York. Through agreements with Dutch Schultz and other Manhattan turf barons, Luciano was able to consolidate all underworld power and streamline the mafia.

The Syndicate Rises

Despite having dropped out of school in the 4th grade, Luciano had a business savvy unrivaled in the crime world. He set up a board of directors that included all the major players, including millionaire thug Joe Adonis and beancounter extraordinaire Meyer Lansky, who remained on the board until the late 70’s. There was even a trial structure to hear complaints and justly determine if someone should be whacked.

The underground began to flourish, and the organization became known as the National Crime Syndicate. Gambling, prostitution, drugs, liquor, and guns could all be had from the Syndicate, and everyone in the underworld had to pay tribute to the organization by giving it a percentage in all takes.

Even assassinations became big business thanks to Lucky. With the help of Bugsy Siegel and Albert Anastasia, Luciano formed Murder Inc., a professional grade killing company staffed mostly with Jewish hitmen. Mobsters in need of a hit simply called Murder Inc and bought themselves some prescreened contract killers. It was much like 1-800-dentist, but with guns and piano wire instead of drills and laughing gas. This establishment was responsible for hundreds of hits throughout the late 30’s, including the killings of Dutch Schultz, Abe Wagner, and even it’s founder, Bugsy Siegel.

Still Pimpin’

Luciano was on top of the world by 1936. He had a different woman every night, a habit he had picked up early on. By 1936, his empire of whores caught up with him. The state of New York had amassed enough evidence and testimony to put Luciano in jail for pimping by years end.

Thomas Dewey, special prosecutor in the case, paraded a near endless stream of witnesses before the jury. Over 28 of them were hookers, and Luciano was incensed by this fact. He claimed that the government had coerced the testimony of these whores by offering them free trips to Europe and a steady supply of drugs. One of these hookers was permitted by the judge to take a shot of bourbon while on the stand to help keep the morphine shakes off long enough to finger Luciano. Initially, most people believed Luciano was grasping at straws, but some documents from Deweys offices confirm that a large number of tickets to Europe were purchased by the office in the same year as the trial.

Luciano was sentenced to 30 years in jail for his alleged masterminding of the New York flesh trade. Prison didn’t dwindle Luciano’s influence. He remained firmly in charge, even under lock down. So great was his influence that when the US government was searching for German saboteurs in the ports of New York during World War II, they came to Luciano to ask for help. Luciano agreed, and used his power to bring the Nazi conspirators to the surface. Luciano also helped the government find contacts on Sicily and in Italy before the Allied invasions.

In 1946, Thomas Dewey, now governor of New york, gave Luciano a pardon and deported him to Italy. There, Luciano lived out the rest of his days entertaining the like of Frank Sinatra Sr. and other celebrities. He remained active in Syndicate business, however, even in exile. In 1946, he flew to Cuba to meet with fellow mafiosos about turning the island into a floating Las Vegas.

In December of 1946, Luciano arrived in Cuba to discuss the realization of plans for the island. All the biggest names in the mafia were there: Vito Genovese, Meyer Lanksy, Joe Adonis, and Santos Trafficante Jr., relative of the infamous senator James Traficant. Aging gangsters arrived one after another, all there to pay respects to Luciano and affirm that he was still in control.

Of those in attendance, Vito Genovese was the only real troublemaker. Genovese initially asked Luciano to step down from power, a request which infuriated the aging mobster. Eventually, after a few days of meetings, Genovese again asked Luciano to step down, and to retreat to Italy. Luciano was sure that Genovese had tipped off Washington to his presence in Cuba. Luciano leaped on Genovese and beat the living shit out of him, breaking three of the man’s ribs.

Aside from wupping up on Gevovese, there were other issues to be discussed at the Havana conference. One issue was narcotics sales, something Luciano thought was becoming too hot for the mob to remain in. He pleaded with his underlings to get out of the business, but no one seemed to care. Meyer Lansky informed Luciano that Genovese was orchestrating much of the trade now, and his followers, as well as his enemies, were making too much money off of drug trafficking to back down now.

Another issue was Bugsy Siegel. Bugsy had purposely been left out of the conference because his Flamingo hotel, by then $6 million in the hole, was a sticking point for many in the group. By the end of the conference, Siegel was marked for death. His old friend, Meyer Lansky was unable to help him because he was not allowed to vote in any conference matters. Only Italians could vote, and Lansky was a Jew.

In 1962, Luciano was planning to help produce a movie about his life. A Hollywood producer flew to meet the aging gangster in Naples, Italy on January 26th. As Luciano was walking across the runway to shake the producer’s hand, he dropped dead suddenly of a heart attack.


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