Monthly Archives: October 2014

“You can get much further with a smile and a gun…

…than you can with a smile alone.” This quote and its many variations are widely attributed to Al Capone, Chicago’s most famous gangster. Unfortunately, it was likely invented by journalists—or perhaps a Seattle comedian—back in 1962.

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Hello out there, all you Shieks and Shebas!

Hello, and welcome to A Smile And A Gun! ┬áHere you’ll find interesting historical tidbits about Chicago during the Roaring Twenties, when Al Capone ruled the streets, politicians were on the make, jazz was hot, and the booze could kill … Continue reading

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