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Monday, October 25, 2010

Gangster Mickey Cohen in Van Nuys

Twice in this blog I have mentioned that when we moved to Sherman Way, near Woodman Ave. in Van Nuys in 1960, that the gangster Mickey Cohen lived two streets north of us. I learned this a few years ago while researching San Fernando Valley mob history. Today I logged onto the Facebook page of "Valley Relics" and someone posted a picture of Mickey Cohen in front of his Van Nuys Home. I included a Goggle map to show the location.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

My parents bought his enforcer Jack Whalen's Eldorando after he got whacked...A nice white convertible w/bl00d red leather seats! We lived nearby on Debby St. in VN....

Guitar Rat said...

Who would have thought Van Nuys would be the end of the trail for mobsters and their spoils. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Hello. I was 14 years old when we moved to Calif. I live with my parents in Mickey Cohen's house in Van Nuys.We rented it from his girl friend. I remember the triple locks on the doors and the place was covered in baby powder. His girl friend said he had a clean fetish. and washed his hands continually and put powder on them. The picture brought back some found memories for me. thanks

Anonymous said...

I heard Mickey Cohen lived in Boyle Heights on Cornwell Street, next to Sheridan Street School.