On July 24, 1923, the GNA and the European powers signed the Treaty of Lausanne, recognizing a fully sovereign Republic of Turkey. As the first elected president of the new Republic, Mustafa Kemal would lead one of the world's swiftest and most effective modernization campaigns ever.
“Former Cuban actress, dancer and sex-symbol Chelo Alonso (1933) was a star in the Italian cinema of the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. In several sword and sandal epics she played femme fatales with fiery tempers and she did sensual dance scenes, mixing Afro-Cuban rhythms with ‘bump and grind’.
August "Gus" Winkeler, a gangster who got his start in St. Louis with Egan's Rats, photographed in 1932. Winkeler grew up in Lemay and left St. Louis in 1926 after the Rats were broken up by criminal convictions. He moved to Chicago, becoming a lieutenant to gangster Al Capone. It is suspected that Winkeler took part in the St. Valentine's Day Massacre of seven of Capone's rivals. Winkeler was murdered on Oct. 9, 1933, in Chicago; he was 32. His murder never was solved. (The Associated…
Mugshot of Ezra Milford Jones, taken shortly before his murder in 1932. He was an Egan's Rat who moved to Detroit and worked with the Purple Gang. From: Detroit's Infamous Purple Gang by Paul R. Kavieff
Vito "Don Vito" Genovese (Naples November 27 1897 – Springfield February 14 1969) was an Italian-born American mobster and crime boss who rose to power in America during the Castellammarese War to later become leader of the Genovese crime family. Genovese served as mentor to the future boss of the Genovese crime family Vincent "Chin" Gigante. He is buried in Saint John Cemetery in Middle Village, Queens.