Thursday, June 21, 2007
ALLIE 'TICK-TOCK TANNENBAUM
This is the lastest piece to leave the drawing table for the book. Albert 'Tick Tock' Tannenbaum is probably one of my favourite personalities in the annals of Jewish Gangsters; his perpetual hang-dog face said it all. He's also one of the few hoodlums who came through my neck of the woods in the late 30's when he was on the trail of Harry 'Big Greenie' Greenberg, who was on the lam and threatening to testify against Louis 'Lepke' Buchalter. Tannenbaum's travels took him to Montreal, through Detroit, and finally bagged his man in Los Angeles with the help of Bugsy Siegel. He eventually turned on Lepke himself on the witness stand, and remained one of the few who survived the Murder Inc. trials to lead a new, undisclosed life.