Cocktails and Capone

December 5, 2012

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Al Capone

Listen in to a spirited evening commemorating the 79th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition. John Russick, the Chicago History Museum's director of curatorial affairs, discusses Chicago’s vibrant bootlegging and speakeasy scene of the Roaring 20s. Russick is the author of Historic Photos of Chicago Crime: The Capone Era. He's joined by Al Capone’s great niece, Deirdre Capone, who will share family stories of “Uncle Al”. Bringing history out of the cellar, CHM's friends from Templeton Rye Whiskey also chat about their connections to Prohibition and Al Capone.

 
Recorded Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at the Chicago History Museum.