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LISTEN: FTN exclusively interviews Paul Lierberman author of ‘LA NOIR: TALES FROM THE GANGSTER SQUAD’

December 15th, 2012 by Big Phil Comments

In this exclusive interview Big Phil chats about Gangster, guns and broads as he gets into the true stories behind upcoming Hollywood movie Gangster Squad,

It’s our absolute pleasure to present our interview with write Paul Lieberman, author of the book Gangster Squad: The True StoryOf The Battle Of Los Angeles, the book that inspired the movie.

Press release:

GANGSTER SQUAD: Covert Cops, the Mob, and the Battle for Los Angeles’ written by Paul Lieberman (Pan Macmillan) is out now in non-fiction paperback.

Based on his hugely popular Los Angeles Times column ‘LA NOIR: TALES FROM THE GANGSTER SQUAD’, this is the true story of a brutal secret police team operating in 1950s Los Angeles. It has inspired the major new Warner Brothers film of the same name, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. The film is released on January 11th 2013.

Based on hundreds of interviews with everyone from anonymous LAPD foot soldiers to the families and associates of those they pursued, Lieberman stitches together the story of Jack O’Mara, his dangerous colleague Jerry Wooters and their anything-goes war with arch-criminal Mickey Cohen and his budding rival Jack ‘The Enforcer’ Whalen.

Stake-outs, shoot-outs and even the famous Black Dahlia murder case, this is ice-cool narrative non-fiction at its best – and the basis for a huge and much anticipated Warner Brothers film of the same name.

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