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Capone's Chicago

Opened in 1995, It featured animatronic figures.This show explained the 1920's and the Capone story from beginning to end. The museum was closed for many reasons. 1) It didn't make the owners the money projected. 2) The owners were offered more than what they had paid for the property. 3) The protesting by the Italian community of Chicago, who was upset at the glorification of a criminal. They had opposed the project from it's inception and during it's short existance. The city and Mayor Daley was quite happy to see it go. Duhh? Let's pretend he never existed! Yeah right!!
The collection featured in the museum belonged to Michael Graham. He had appeared on the Today show with Al Capone's famous cream white Borsalino. See below.

Advertising for the newly opened Al Capone museum. Funny sign posted outside the Chicago museum stated that Florida had a big mouse (Mickey) and they in turn had a big rat.


Capone's Chicago, defunct museum on Al Capone
(Mario Gomes)



Capone's Chicago. The museum had various gangster era motifs on it's exterior.
(Mario Gomes)



Big Al welcoming guests.
(Mario Gomes)



Entrance to museum show
(Mario Gomes)



Carrie Nation smashing a tavern.
(Mr. Kevin Clutter)






Al busy at work behind his office desk in the Room of Doom.
(Mario Gomes)







Gangster out on a hit.
(Mr. Kevin Clutter)






Dean O' Banion  in his flower shop.
(Mario Gomes)





Another view.
(Mr. Kevin Clutter)






Frank Wilson working in his cramped office to nail Capone on income tax charges.
(Mr. Kevin Clutter)





Capone's Chicago's depiction of Al in court.
(Mr. Kevin Clutter)




View of Al suffering from the effects of syphillis at Alcatraz
(Mario Gomes)







One of the main attractions featured in Capone's Chicago was Al's famous hat that he wore on the train enroute to Atlanta.
Sadly, the hat is no longer in Michael Graham's possession. Someone informed me via email that this hat is now somewhere in storage. Michael was a passionate Capone collector who cared about this era.  It showed when I  visited the Capone museum back in 1995. The collection was impressive. I enjoyed it so much, that I went several times during my visit to Chicago.



Capone's famous hat on display at Capone's Chicago.
(Mr. Kevin Clutter)





Al Capone's Lexington hotel office door
(Mario Gomes)




Al Capone's Lexington hotel bathroom door.
(Mario Gomes)



Capone's Chicago is no longer opened but you can
relive the past by taking one of these fine tours.

http://www.oprfgangstertour.com/
From Chicago's Prohibition era to Chicago's later mobsters be sure to contact John Binder at wsidejack@yahoo.com
He can take even take you on a custom tour not normally shown by others. For the beginner or the real serious gangster buff.


http://www.gangstertour.com
Untouchable tours run by Craig Alton. Tongue and cheek basic tour.


http://www.tommygunsgarage.com/
Dinner Show featuring gangsters and flappers.


http://www.weirdchicago.com/
If ghosts and the paranormal are your thing.




First Posted June 2000