Gangsters day 2
Florabel Muir, Mirror-News columnist who took potshots at Police Chief William H. Parker and took a bullet while accompanying Mickey Cohen in the 1949 shootout at Sherry’s cafe. (Oct. 19, 1950 / Los Angeles Mirror.)
Gangster Mickey Cohen with one of his compulsions: washing his hands. (Los Angeles Times File Photo)
Mickey Cohen sells out the stock of his haberdashery to cover the bail money of two missing associates: Dave Ogul and Frank Niccoli. (Dec. 9, 1949 / Los Angeles Times File Photo)
From left, Harold “Happy” Meltzer, Mickey Cohen and bugging expert J. Arthur Vaus Jr. in May 1949 with a recording machine that Cohen brought into Meltzer’s trial. (Paul Calvert / Los Angeles Times)
Mickey and Lavonne Cohen on their way to testify in court, Sept. 20. 1949 (Al Humphreys / Los Angeles Times)
Mickey Cohen’s home, 513 Moreno Ave., July 1949. (R.L. Oliver / Los Angeles Times)
Mickey Cohen looks over the damage after a bomb shattered part of his Brentwood home and damaged neighbors’ houses, February 1950. (S.A. Hixon / Los Angeles Times)
Harry Cooper, left, and Mickey Cohen leave Continentale Cafe an hour before the shooting outside Sherry’s cafe, July 1949. (John Malmon / Los Angeles times)
This photograph was taken from the vantage point of the gunmen who fired at Mickey Cohen and his companions outside Sherry’s, July 1949. (Clay Wilcockson / Los Angeles Times)
Highway Patrolman P.E. Hammond, left, Police Sgt. G.W. Murphy, center, and W.A. Hopkins study shotguns used in the attempt to kill Mickey Cohen, July 1949. (Bill Murphy / Los Angeles Times)
From left, John K. Law, Sgt. Charles Williams, Sgt. K.H. Knowles and Deputy Guy Walker listen as Mickey Cohen describes the shooting at Sherry’s, July 1949. (R. L. Oliver / Los Angeles Times)
From left, Police Chief William H. Parker, Los Angeles County Sheriff Eugene Biscailuz and Dist. Atty. Ernest Roll confer on underworld violence, August 1951. (Clay Wilcockson / Los Angeles Times)
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