Arrest of Francis 'Two Gun' Crowley

Meet Kiki

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Let's Twist again.

Has it been 107 years already? Well well time does fly. Anyways as it turns out, on this evening back in '08 (1900 and that is), 'Ol Kid Twist Zweifach himself went out to Coney Island for opening day with his pal Cyclone Louie. In tow were a couple of dames who earned their coinage as singers in the Coney Island resorts. The warbler with Kid Twist was the former twist for an Italian hood named Louie the Lump. To make a short story shorter guntoting Louie caught up with Kid Twist on the boardwalk and perforated both him and Cyclone Louie but good. If memory serves, once the Kid and Cyclone got their shares of lead they stumbled into a hotel's grand re-opening day flower display and spilled themselves amongst the blooms and bunting before expiring from this life. I guess they didn't see the sign in the lobby that read: No Spitting, No Cursing, No Getting Killed.

2 comments:

John DuMond said...

Louie the Lump, not to be confused with Louie the Lamp, who was known for saying "Lights out, pal," just before shooting his victims.

Pat Downey said...

Louie the Lamp never got his proper due.