Synopsis by Sally Barber
The infamous gangster Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel strong-armed his way from his rough and rowdy childhood home in Brooklyn to the glamorous world of Hollywood. Don't Call Me Bugsy chronicles the mobster's life, from his rise to power in the underworld to the fatal mistake which caused his fall. Siegel, one of the most flashy of the celebrity mobsters, is best known as the founder of the modern Las Vegas. From his illegal activities at small gambling clubs in Vegas, he went on to use syndicate money to establish the first luxury hotel on the Vegas strip in the mid-'40s, the Flamingo. This documentary combines interviews, authentic footage, and graphic photographs to tell the true story of Siegel, the flamboyant and unforgettable underworld innovator.
celebrity, gambling, Hollywood, hotel, Mafia, underworld, gangster