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In 1936, the New York trial of "Vice Czar" Lucky Luciano, for the crime of compulsory prostitution, resulted in his conviction. Luciano was the banner name for a trial that also included many co-defendants. This book addresses the other side of the Luciano trial, the story of the low-level street people who were brought into the trial to act as material witnesses. While Luciano's fabled conviction and later, pardon and deportation is remembered, little has been done to tell the story of the material witnesses and co-defendants. This book tells their story.

As part of Women's History Month, author Ellen Poulsen will be presenting "The American Gunmoll: From Bonnie Parker to Virginia Hill," a slide show/lecture, at The Mob Museum: The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, Las Vegas, on Saturday, March 22, 2014, 1-2 p.m.. The presentation will conclude with Q&A and informal discussions afterward.

This weekend presentation will begin the day before, on Friday, March 21, 2014, 1-5 p.m., in the Museum Gift Shop, where Ellen will be signing copies of her books, "Don't Call Us Molls: Women of the John Dillinger Gang," and "The Case Against Lucky Luciano: New York's Most Sensational Vice Trial."

For the month of March, Ellen is writing for the Mob Museum. Check out her blog at The Mob Museum

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