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Witch Queen of New Oreleans…… Mama Voodoo…..

Witch Queen of New Orleans. What Ho Chaps & Chapettes, So Who do Voodoo, You do Voodoo, Hopefully at Our  Saturday April 8th Themed Dance, Sugar Ray’s Voodoo Lounge. Marie, Marie, La, Voo-doo Yeady She’ll put a spell on you Marie, Marie, La, Voo-doo Yeady She’ll put a spell...

Bonnie & Clyde Love was almost enough !!!

  Once again we have arrived at Cupids busiest time of year.                                     Many of you may automatically think of Romeo & Juliet or maybe even Marie & Tony of Westside Story.          http://www.westsidestory.com/ Here however, at Gangster Squad HQ we think of Bonnie & Clyde. Bonnie Elizabeth Parker and Clyde...

Murder on the Dance Floor

What Ho Chaps & Chapettes Following on from my previous blog  Angels & Demons http://thegangster-squad.co.uk/2016/10/angels-or-demons/ I thought I share with you the perceived terror that was The Yellow Peril and on which The Author Sax Rohmer’s based his Archetype Evil Criminal Genius Dr Fu Manchu https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-adventures-of-fu-manchu-tickets-25970637877   And so...

Angels or Demons

Promiscuous, irresponsible, outrageous and glamorous where just a few of the things that The Bright Young Things of the 1920’s prided themselves in being famous for. Capers that started of as harmless jolly japes, elaborate treasure hunts through nighttime London and extravagant fancy dress parties turned disastrously wrong when...

“Pyjamapolis”

Hello Chaps & Chapettes I hope you have all been enjoying our little bit of summer and been out there either  topping up your tan or hiding like me under your parasol. We have Fashion Legion Coco Chanel to thank for the fashion of  getting a sun tan, as...

What about Mabel’s Naval.

What Ho Chaps & Chapettes, This week saw the bikini turns 70 years of age. Invented by former engineer turn lingerie designer Louis Reard. Le Bikini was invented in an attempt to win the race to produce the smallest swimwear; to win it was required to be able to...

The End of an Era Goodbye Madame Holloway.

And so Madame Holloway is to close, not the beautiful and draconian Holloway prison that was opened in 1852 and became a female-only prison in 1903 through whose “grand turreted” gateway so many infamous prisoners passed and which was tragically lost during the redevelopment on the original sight between...

Freddie Foreman once took an Elephant for a ride.

Greetings Chaps & Chappettes. I have a question for you….. Lets see if you know the answer? What have Freddie Foreman the famous Cockney Gangster, Elephants and a Diamond Girl… Not Diamond Geezer but Diamond Girl have in common……. Don’t know then let me tell you . During the...

Dexys Midnight Runners Kevin Rowland goes Gangster.

Hello Chaps & Chapettes. Following on from my recent blog  Wolves in Mens Clothing.  20/02/2016  I became aware of  Kevin Rowland  singer/songwriter/co-founder of Dexys Midnight Runners when I saw Dexys Midnight Runners  Woman of Ireland Video on You Tube and his panache for wearing overcoats with fur shawl collars...

Cosmopolitanism, Trousers & La Mode Garconne.

Cosmopolitanism, Trousers & La Mode Garconne. Hello Chaps & Chapettes Two coincidences in my life recently have made me firstly curious and secondly aware of the people within the “vintage” scene who do not live in that crowded 1940’s pigeonhole. The first thing that made me curious was a...