Originally Posted by RAGTIMEDON
Kinda makes you wish you had one of those "Chicago violins" favored by Al Capone! Do they still use them around there?
Despite storing them in violin cases, we call them Chicago Typewriters. Fortunately, we don't see too much of that here on the Near North Side any more.
The last icon of Capone kitsch, the Clark Bar, an old-school bar a mile from me with life-size pictures of Valentine's Day Massacre and sited in the building where that famed event occurred, is now closed after being open for decades. Prohibition Era gangsters aren't even a tourist draw any more and it wasn't in the right part of town to be a good dive bar.