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Monday, April 6, 2009

The Three Mobsters Hit Las Vagas

The Three Mobsters
The Three Tenors are out. What's in? The Three Mobsters (pictured above bottom: William "Slick" Hanner, top left: Frank Cullotta and right: Henry Hill with actor Ray Liotta) who begin a major drive to promote their riveting books plus the controversial Mob Museum set to open in Las Vegas.

Who's Who
Henry Hill is a former American mobster, Lucchese crime family associate, and FBI informant whose life was immortalized in the book Wiseguy written by crime reporter Nicholas Pileggi, and the 1990 Martin Scorsese film Goodfellas in which Hill was played by Ray Liotta.

In 1982, Frank Cullotta and mob enforcer Tony Spilotro (Frank's boss), had a falling out that resulted in Frank rolling and becoming a government witness. His testimony was instrumental in putting a number of mobsters behind bars and causing the Outfit to lose its control over Las Vegas. Although the mob issued a contract on his life, Frank survived his time in prison and the Witness Protection Program.

William "Slick" Hanner also hung with Tony Spilotro in Las Vegas during the years Slick was juiced in as a blackjack dealer at the Stardust. The pair had a deal going when Spilotro was to return from a routine trip to Chicago. But Tony never returned. Instead his body turned up in a shallow Indiana grave. Slick also knew who really killed Marilyn Monroe and the details of her death when folks were still wondering if she committed suicide. "Absolutely not," counters Slick. "It was a mob hit and I know the guy who did it."

First Event
The three infamous authors kick off their extended multi-city tour in Las Vegas
Date: April 25, 2009
Time: 1:00 p.m. (Pacific time)
Place: Barnes & Noble
567 North Stephanie
Henderson, NV 89014

Come out and meet the straight-shooting trio. They love answering questions about the old days when the mob ran Las Vegas and you could still get a decent comp.

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