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Title: Arnold Rothstein

Description: Arnold Rothstein (AKA: A.R.; The Big Bankroll; Mr. Big; The Big Brain; 1882-1928), American businessman, gambler and boss of NYC organized crime rackets, who reportedly "fixed" the 1919 World Series between the Chicago White Sox (Black Sox) and the Cincinnati Reds by having his minions bribe seven or more Sox players to throw games; he supervised the multi-million-dollar NYC operations of 1920s bootlegging gangs headed by Waxy Gordon, Owen "Owney the Killer" Madden, Charles "Lucky" Luciano and Jack "Legs" Diamond; a millionaire many times over Rothstein was murdered for reportedly failing to pay a debt in a game of poker, a card game he labeled "rigged" he was the role model for the character Meyer Wolfsheim in F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, The Great Gatsby (1925); profiled by George Nash in the role of Charles Wolf in the 1926 silent film The Great Gatsby; profiled by William Powell in the role of John D. Marsden (AKA: "Natural" Davis) in the 1930 film Street of Chance; profiled by Noel Madison in the role of Manny Arnold in the 1934 film Manhattan Melodrama; profiled by Spencer Tracy in the role of Murray Golden in the 1934 film Now I'll Tell (based on the book written by Mrs. Arnold Rothstein); profiled by Ricardo Cortez in the role of J. Ward Thomas (AKA: Spade Martin) in the 1937 film Her Husband Lies (a remake of the 1930 film Street of Chance); profiled by Ed Begley, Sr., in the role of Myron Lupus in the 1949 film The Great Gatsby; profiled by Frank Sinatra in the role of Nathan Detroit in the 1955 musical film Guys and Dolls; profiled by Robert Lowery as Arnold Rothstein in the 1960 film The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond; profiled by David Janssen as Arnold Rothstein in the 1961 film King of the Roaring Twenties - The Story of Arnold Rothstein (AKA: The Big Bankroll), profiled by Howard Da Silva in the role of Meyer Wolfsheim in the 1974 film The Great Gatsby; profiled by Michael Lerner as Arnold Rothstein in the 1988 film Eight Men Out, and profiled by F. Murray Abraham as Arnold Rothstein in the 1991 film Mobsters; baseball; bootleggers; bootlegging; bribes; bribery; crime bosses; card games; film; fixers; gamblers; gambling; Jazz Age; motion pictures; movies; murder; novels;

Keywords: organized crime, poker, Roaring Twenties, role models

Orientation: Landscape

Dimensions: 1200 x 950 (1.14 MPixels) (1.26)

Print Size: 10.2 x 8.0 cm; 4.0 x 3.2 inches

File Size: 3.27 MB (3,424,026 Bytes)

Resolution: 300 x 300 dpi

Color Depth: 16.7 million (24 BitsPerPixel)

Compression: None

Image Number: 0000095913

Source: Jay Robert Nash Collection

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