Ninety-one years ago as this morning, around 9:00am,three shots rang out in the rear room of a speakeasy. This was followed by about eight guys vacating the parlor in speedy fashion. Other fellers who were enjoying their morning hooch hopped off their bar stools and ventured to the back room where they found Mike Sullivan unconscious on the floor. They sent him to the hospital but he died.
Mike was an interesting guy. A good athlete
who had done stunt work for D.W. Griffith, managed boxers and owned
a semi pro baseball team. He also owned a speakeasy himself and a cigar
store. Past achievements also included getting the vote out with some
huskies from the Bronx.
Sports, movies, bootlegging, strong arm
work...wonder which one caused his demise?