Bugsy: An Original Screenplay
Author: Toback, James
Publisher: Citadel Pr
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This original screenplay by James Toback for the film "Bugsy," starring Warren Beatty and Annette Bening, brings to glittering light the life and times of the most electric-and-eclectic of American gangsters, Benjamin "Busgy" Siegel.
born in 1906 into a respectable Jewish family in Brooklyn, Bugsy soon distinguished himself through every imaginable means: his magnetic good looks, his ferocious temper, his wit, his amorous exploits, his fearlessness and his infectious charm.
After taking control of the New York rackets with Meyer Lansy and Charlie "Lucky" Luciano, Bugsy's restlessness led him to Hollywood, where he became an instant celebrity, couted by movie stars and starlets even as he took complete control of California. Impatient with his new success, Bugsy, always a wild visionary, dreamed the idea of Las Vegas--and carried it out--but only at the highest cost.
It is these last glamorous stages of Bugsy's life--wild, hilarious and harrowing--in Los Angeles and Las Vegas that are dramatized in this screenplay with sharpness, freshness and an ongoing sense of surprise.