This week, The Wall Street Journal tours New York City with Meyer Lansky II, while Bustle discusses Ray Liotta as the narrator of The Making of the Mob: New York. Plus, several publications interview Lansky II about his famous grandfather. Read on for more:
• The Wall Street Journal takes a Mafia Walking Tour with Meyer Lansky II, who says he figured out his grandfather was famous when his name was mentioned by Walter Cronkite on the CBS Evening News.
• Bustle is grateful that Ray Liotta is the narrator of The Making of the Mob: New York.
• Meyer Lansky II talks to Den of Geek about how his famous grandfather never talked to him about organized crime: “I learned early on that if I touched on that subject he would just not talk about it. He didn’t want to think about it anyway.”
• Bio interviews Meyer Lansky II, who says that The Making of the Mob: New York has “captured the essence, the time period, the clothing, everything from the era, and it comes across very well.”
• The HuffPost Weird News podcast interviews Meyer Lansky II, Ian Bell and Rich Graff about The Making of the Mob: New York and says, “Don’t miss the podcast … and don’t miss the show. Must we remind you of what it means to sleep with the fishes?”
• The principals of The Making of the Mob: New York discuss the show at the 92 Street Y, which touts the show’s “eight gripping episodes.”
• Ian Bell, interviewed by The Morning Call about playing Meyer Lansky, says, “There’s something uniquely kind of American and uniquely romantic about Mafia stories, about guys who are willing to go to any lengths and work in kind of a legal gray area, that is definitely specifically interesting in a certain way.”
• Exploring The Making of the Mob: New York‘s historical bona fides, Bustle declares, “Though adding narrative scenes into the mix may make you question it, the miniseries definitely packs in as much factual history as possible.”
• Ahead of the premiere of The Making of the Mob: New York, The Fiscal Times looks at why “the mob still holds a potent grip on American entertainment.”
• Bustle estimates that each episode of The Making of the Mob: New York will cover 14 years — and shares what to expect from the docu-series.
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