Monday, April 3, 2017

The other side of Al Capone

I was interviewed today, April 3, 2017 on the Bob Harden Show Radio Show in Naples, Florida. You can listen to the interview here.

http://bobharden.com/another-side-al-capone/



Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The St. Valentine's Day Truth

The St. Valentine's Day massacre in Chicago in 1929 not only made headlines but it almost destroyed my Capone family. No Capone had anything to do with this crime. Here is an excerpt from my book, Uncle Al Capone - The Untold Story from Inside His Family.



            The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre happened on the morning of February 14, 1929, St. Valentine’s Day.  Seven men sat in a garage at 2122 N. Clark Street waiting for George “Bugs” Moran, chief of the North Side gang.  They were also waiting for a delivery of booze “hijacked off a boat”.

            Later that afternoon they were all planning to go to Detroit to pick up some whisky.

            Pete Gusenberg and his brother Frank who were both payroll robbers, James Clark a stickup man, Johnny May a safe-blower, Al Weinshank a speakeasy operator, Adam Heyer the owner of the garage and Dr. Reinhardt Schwimmer who was an optometrist and a german shepard dog who was chained to one of the trucks were the occupants in the garage.

            The garage door opened and two men dressed as policemen entered the garage followed by three other men.  All seven occupants were machine gunned down instantly, the dog was unharmed.

            An inquiry by police and the state’s attorney identified three men.  Fred Burke, Jack McGurn and John Scalise.  And what my grandfather told me you have never read anywhere before.

“So what I'm telling you Deirdre, is that the Valentine’s day fiasco came as a complete surprise to me and Al. If we had planned it we would have gotten Moran, and not some of those other guys who were no threat to us.  But Al was right.  He did get blamed for it.  And. to this day, some people even think he did the shooting.”

Friday, December 23, 2016

Uncle Al Capone - The Untold Story from Inside His Family: Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Holidays

Uncle Al Capone - The Untold Story from Inside His Family: Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Holidays: My wish for all of us during the 2016 holiday season are days filled with love, health, safety, laughter and family. Thank you all for your ...

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Holidays

My wish for all of us during the 2016 holiday season are days filled with love, health, safety, laughter and family. Thank you all for your support and encouragement as I work to give the truth about my uncle Al Capone and the entire Capone Family. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah. My wish for 2017 is success and fulfillment.
Deirdre

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Al Capone relased from prison today


On this day in 1939, November 16, 1939, my uncle Al Capone was released from Federal Prison after serving his sentence for income tax evasion. My family has a big welcome home party for him. My mother was pregnant with me and my uncle was asked to be my godfather and he agreed. My family discovered very soon that my uncle needed medical help because of the treatment he received in prison. He was in a hospital in Baltimore when I was born. His son stood in for him when I was baptised.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Al Capone wanted to buy the Chicago Cubs.

We are heading to the playoffs in baseball and my team, the CUBS are in it this year. I will share a picture of my uncle Al Capone with Babe Ruth drinking beer in Cuba. My uncle Al Capone was planning to buy the Chicago Cubs and make Babe Ruth the player/manager. The picture below was taken in Cuba in 1929. Al Capone is standing in the middle and Babe Ruth is on his left, your right.
Below is a picture of the baseball that Al Capone and Babe Ruth signed that night to seal the deal.


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Al Capone was an American

“This American system of ours ... call it Americanism, call it capitalism, call it what you like, gives to each and every one of us a great opportunity if we only seize it with both hands and make the most of it,” said Al Capone.