'Everywhere you turn in the world, there's Hollywood _ and there's the mafia." Crime writer Douglas Thompson doesn't mince his word in confirming his conviction about the messy entanglement, voluntarily and inevitably, between Hollywood and the Mob, from
The Dark Heart Of Hollywood: Glamour, Guns And Gambling—Inside The Mafia’s Global Empire by Douglas Thompson 352pp, 2013 Mainstream Publishing Available at Asia Books and other leading bookshops 425 baht
The Dark Heart Of Hollywood follows a loose chronological timeline: Douglas walks us through the decades from the years before Prohibition when movie studios began to spring up as the Sicilian mafia arrived in Los Angeles, down to the Kennedy era and how the West Coast mob might have had a hand in his assassination, right up to the current situation of worldwide film piracy and how one in every three films you see today "has been created by Mob money".
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