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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:06 pm    Post subject: Johnny Roselli - Interesting Reply with quote



One of the many interesting items from my archives showing the overlapping of legitimate interest with illegitimate figures is demonstrated in this article covering the funeral of film star Reine Davies. Note William Randolph Hearst, Thomas Luckese "Luchese" and Johnny Roselli are both listed as honorary pallbearers. The author of the story was apparently familiar enough with Luckese to spell his name exactly as it appears on his headstone but rarely appeared in new stories detailing his exploits.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:12 pm    Post subject: Johnny Roselli - Marriage to June Lang Reply with quote



This announcement detailing the marriage of film star June Lang to Roselli mentions his connection to Harry Cohn but neglected to detail the presence of Joseph Schneck who gave away the bride. All three were later photographed at Arrowhead Springs Hotel near San Bernardino. Roselli maintained a residence in San Bernardino for a number of years and frequented the swanky mountain resort designed by Paul Williams.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:16 pm    Post subject: Roselli - Lang divorce Reply with quote



All good things must come to an end. It is rumored that Lang was warned that Roselli had been tapped to take a fall for Pat Casey in the Hollywood extortion trial. Note the publicist has already deleted any mention of Roselli's past connection with the studios or their bosses. In particularly Cohn and Schneck.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow........ all great stuff. Why do you figure Johnny had a residence in SB?? Have you any idea where it was????
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 1:16 am    Post subject: Roselli home Reply with quote

On the Northern end of Valencia.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the obit it mentions a "Billy Wilkersham", do you think they meant "Billy Wilkerson"?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:22 pm    Post subject: Billy Wilkerson Reply with quote

Yes, I do think it was Billy Wilkerson.
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