Crime bosses, mafiosos, made men, and mobsters never fail to capture the public’s fascination. Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman is generating Oscar buzz. Past Oscar winners – The Godfather and The Godfather Part II – could be seen on several channels on Thanksgiving Day. And a recent reunion in New Jersey of actors from then hit HBO series, The Sopranos, brought together stars and fans.
If you have someone on your list who is a fan of these films and TV shows, then you’re sure to find the perfect gift for them at the Mob Museum in Las Vegas, the city that was once home for organized crime heads like Meyer Lansky, Bugsy Siegel, and others.
Located in downtown Las Vegas, the Mob Museum takes visitors through the history of the Mob, from its beginnings, through its most violent and turbulent times, to those criminals and crime fighters behind today’s headlines. Designed by a team also responsible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland and the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C., the Mob Museum is a must see for anyone visiting Las Vegas.
But if you can’t visit now, then you can still shop. Here are some ideas for the law and disorder fan on your list. Click on the name to see the item on the website.
The Godfather – Francis Ford Coppola Notebook
Ever wonder how Francis Ford Coppola turned Mario Puzo’s bestselling novel about a mafia family into an Oscar-winning film? This deluxe edition of Coppola’s notes illustrates the intensive creative process that the director went through making the film. Have a budding director in your family? This detailed notebook will be an invaluable education for anyone who sees themselves behind a camera. And the Godfather fan in your life will never see the film the same way again.
Ken Burns – Prohibition DVD
Ken Burns is the gold standard for documentaries. In this three-part series, he turns his attention to one of the most divisive moments in our nation’s history. A law that made alcohol illegal turned regular citizens into lawbreakers and spawned an underground movement where bootleggers profited. Mix the martinis and settle in for this walk back in history.
Shot Glass Gift Set of Targets and Bullet Holes
Toast the end of prohibition with this unique set of shot glasses. The six glasses are dishwasher safe and come in an attractive gift box.
Ladies Keep Your Friends Close V-Neck
It’s a chilling moment in The Godfather. Michael Coreleone (Al Pacino) leans in and says to his brother Fredo (John Cazale) – “Keep your friends close but your enemies closer.” Michael knows Fredo has betrayed him and the statement is a hint of what’s to come. Still, it’s good advice and one that deserves this shirt. You decide whether to give it to a friend or an enemy.
Infant “I Just Did 9 Months on the Inside”
Have a relative or good friend who’s expecting? This onesie will be a sure hit at the holiday or at that upcoming baby shower.
Haunted Las Vegas
Know someone planning a trip to Vegas in the New Year? Help them get off the beaten path and walk on the wild side with tales of ghosts, unexplained phenomenon, and spooky happenings.