9. Who would you cast as Stella, Maria, and Ritzi if the book were to be made into a movie?10. Judge Crater’s disappearance remains a mystery to this day. What do you think happened to him?
46th & 8th Ave. Owned by Owney Madden, this notorious Tammany Hall gathering spot no longer exits. During its heyday, the speakeasy entertained a number of violent gangsters including Jack “Legs” Diamond, Dutch Schulz, and Vincent “Mad Dog” Call. It was not uncommon to see members of the underworld sharing a drink with judges, politicians, and prominent businessmen.
111 West 44th St. The theater is owned by The Schubert Organization—the company William Klein worked for—and is still operational today.
Billy Haas’s Chophouse:
332 West 45th Street.
Joseph Crater ate his ﬁnal meal here on the evening of
August 6th, 1930 and it is the last place that anyone will admit to seeing him alive. The building still remains though the address does not.
The Schubert Organization:
The location of William Klein’
s ofﬁce, is still thriving. They currently own
seventeen Broadway theaters in New York City.
New York Surrogate’s Court:
100 Centre Street. This is where Stella Crater went to get the papers of administration after Joe’s disappearance. Without these papers she could not access the money in their bank accounts or tend to any legal issues.
PLACES IN THE BOOK , THEN AND NOW…