At the height of prohibition in 1920s Chicago, there was a mob war brewing between the South Side Gangsters and the Northern Chicago Mob Outfit.  The two ruthless crime leaders Hal Sapone and Beanie O’Dannon reached a mutual agreement on bootlegging practices in Chicago and decided to pull together resources and undergo a collaborative effort with criminal endeavors. This was similar to bailing out a hole-ridden ship with tin cups as it was only a matter of time before one side dropped the anchor and let the ship submerge. To everyone’s surprise, gangsters from either side were spotted partying together at various speakeasies but the tension in the air was thick enough to be cut with a knife. However, this newfound relationship between the mob bosses did inhibit gratuitous bloodshed between the two groups as there was only weeks before. To further aid this new relationship, both crime bosses found new female companions, thereby intertwining more relationships between the two mobs.  The two factions decided to meet at the Grand Gatsby Speakeasy to resolve all differences.  Will a massive melee break out and rekindle the fatal flames between these two criminal organizations?  This is where your story begins...


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SUSPECT LIST

Zetta Zarbo
Silent Film Star
The stunning Zetta Zarbo is the quintessential ‘20s Hollywood silent film star. She is gracious and charming on the big screen and in real life, she’s a live wire. As a celebrity, she’s no stranger to blackmailers and deceivers but she is hoping her personal life will take a turn as she’s recently become the doting girlfriend of the notorious mobster, Hal Sapone.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Flapper Dress, long strand of pearls, long dress gloves, fishnet stockings and ‘20s style shoes. A sequined headband with a feather and a feather boa as optional accessories.

Hal Sapone
Crime Boss of the South Side Chicago Gang
Hal Sapone is the infamous organized crime leader of the South Side Gangsters in Chicago. It’s the height of the prohibition era and this mobster is one of the leading boot leggers in the United States. Hal is a smooth operator and owns the popular speakeasy, ‘The Grand Gatsby’. This menacing lawbreaker is never seen without his faithful right hand man, Tommy ‘Four Gun’ Beagle.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: A fedora and a zoot suit and wing-tipped shoes. A pocket watch on a chain and a plastic Tommy gun as optional accessories.

Mona Crawfish
Marathon Dancing Champion
Mona Crawfish is the national marathon dancing champion in the United States. On the dance floor, nobody can come close to beating her endless supply of energy. Mona is known for her overly active personality but as the new girlfriend of a major crime boss - Beanie O’Dannon - some question whether she uses her extra energy for good or for criminal activity.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Moll suit (gangster girl) fishnet stockings and ‘20s style shoes. A fedora hat and a plastic Tommy gun as optional accessories.

Kara Low
Nightclub Singer
This ultra flirty flapper is a performer that hits on all sixes at ‘The Grand Gatsby’ Speakeasy. This dame is a real canary as a sizeable crowd gathers on a regular basis to hear her sing. By the piano, she appears angelic but if you double cross this doll, she’s likely to turn into a real bearcat.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Flapper Dress, long strand of pearls, long dress gloves, fishnet stockings and ‘20s style shoes. A sequined headband with a feather and a feather boa as optional accessories.

Beanie O’Dannon
Crime Boss of the Northern Chicago Mob Outfit
Beanie O’Dannon is the ruthless leader of the Northern Chicago Mob Outfit. His organization is known for boot legging as well as running protection rackets and casinos. He is the formidable enemy of Hal Sapone. However, these two crime outfits have recently made an agreement to work together in their boot legging efforts. All involved parties say this agreement won’t hold water long and someone will pull first blood…the only question is when and who.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: A fedora and a zoot suit and wing-tipped shoes. A pocket watch on a chain and a plastic Tommy gun as optional accessories.

Haddie Drinx
Speakeasy Waitress
The over-emotional Haddie Drinx is a long-time waitress at ‘The Grand Gatsby’ Speakeasy and best friend of Mona Crawfish. Haddie dreams of becoming a night club singer and is deeply envious of Kara Low for stealing her ‘would-be’ position at ‘The Grand Gatsby’ speakeasy months ago.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Flapper Dress, long strand of pearls, long dress gloves, fishnet stockings and ‘20s style shoes. A cloche hat and a flask secured to the thigh with a garter belt as optional accessories.

Tommy ‘Four Guns’ Beagle
Right hand man to Hal Sapone
Tommy ‘Four Guns’ Beagle is the mysterious right hand man to Hal Sapone. This gangster is keen on making up rhymes about his victims before he bumps them off. So, if you hear Tommy Beagle rhyming, start running!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: A fedora and a zoot suit and wing-tipped shoes. A pocket watch on a chain and a plastic Tommy gun as optional accessories.

‘Handsome’ Sam McWarthy
Right hand man to Beanie O’Dannon
Handsome Sam is the ultimate ladies man and right hand man to Beanie O’Dannon. Sam has not always made the appropriate choices of women, however, and this may land him into a sticky situation if he is not careful.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: A fedora and a zoot suit and wing-tipped shoes. A pocket watch on a chain and a plastic Tommy gun as optional accessories.

Hershey Bar
American Baseball League Outfielder & Jazz Musician
The multi-talented Hershey Bar is a record breaking American Baseball League Outfielder. He is the brother of Handsome Sam McCarthy and is a part time saxophone player at ‘The Grand Gatsby’ Speakeasy. He is very talented and performs the sax to fulfill his childhood dreams of becoming a Jazz performer. Hershey is a down to earth gentleman who is loved by all the ladies.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Any vintage-style baseball uniform. A baseball cap as an optional accessory. OR can wear a wild color zoot suit (yellow, purple) and carry a saxophone (real or fake) as a prop.

Wyleen Black
Tabloid Newspaper Reporter
This tabloid newspaper reporter is the most scandalous in the history of Chicago. It is hard to find a soul in Chicago that is not stressing under the spell of blackmail by Wyleen Black. Wyleen’s nosy and conniving ways will certainly get her into major trouble one day…and it cannot come soon enough for most.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Flapper Dress, long strand of pearls, long dress gloves, fishnet stockings and ‘20s style shoes. A cloche hat and a long cigarette holder with a fake cigarette as optional accessories.

Harry Looper
Silent Film Actor
Harry Looper is the long-time best friend of Zetta Zarbo. These two are preparing for a new silent film, ‘The St. Patrick’s Day Massacre.’ Harry is a sweet and sensitive man who would never hurt a flea. Unfortunately for Harry, Hal Sapone is quickly growing tired of Harry and Zetta’s friendship and so he should watch his back if he continues to be Zetta’s best friend.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: A fedora, 2 piece suit with matching vest and bow tie.

Jazzy Fringe
Flapper & Night Club Singer
The egotistical Jazzy Fringe is a regular performer at Beanie O’Dannon’s club, ‘The Two Aces.’ However, this club is not nearly as popular as Hal Sapone's ‘The Grand Gatsby’ - so Jazzy has been after Kara Low’s spot at ‘The Grand Gatsby’ for months. Jazzy Fringe will stop at nothing to get what she wants and vows to one day take over as the lead performer.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Flapper Dress, long strand of pearls, long dress gloves, fishnet stockings and ‘20s style shoes. A cloche hat and a long cigarette holder with a fake cigarette as optional accessories.

Chuck Limberger
American Pilot
Chuck Limberger is the loveable but air-headed American pilot and brother to Mona Crawfish. He is planning to fly a big solo non-stop Trans-Atlantic mission soon but is being delayed by the skeptics around him. This determined alcohol-loving pilot will try anything to show that he can take to the skies.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Any vintage aviator outfit – leather bomber jacket, leather flight helmet, knee high boots. Goggles and a scarf as optional accessories.

Marlie Maplin
Silent Film Star & Mime
Marlie Maplin is the greatest comedic mime of all times. He is the best silent film comedy star in Hollywood and everyone loves to be around him as he is constantly entertaining everyone with his humorous mimes. Just don’t get on Marlie’s bad side as his mime-mockery sessions can be brutal.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: White shirt, black suspenders, oversized pants and a derby hat.

Fay Stingray
American Novelist
Fay Stingray is an ultra quiet and more conservative flapper girl. She is constantly doing research for her new novel on the rival mobster gangs in Chicago. It is impossible to determine what this writer is thinking as she always appears to be soaking in the scene around her.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Flapper Dress, long strand of pearls, long dress gloves, fishnet stockings and ‘20s style shoes. A sequined headband with a feather and flask secured to the thigh with a garter belt as optional accessories.

Billie Baird
Gun Moll
Billie Baird is the ruthless girlfriend of Baby Face O’Toole of the Northern Chicago Mob Outfit. She will stop at nothing to get what she wants and will stand by her man and the Northern Chicago Mob Outfit at all cost. This is one gun-toting diva to stay clear of.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Gun moll outfit. A fake gun as an optional prop.

Baby Face O’Toole
Mobster – Northern Chicago Mob Outfit
Baby Face O’Toole is a loyal and dedicated mobster from the Northern Chicago Mob Outfit. He is one of the most unpredictable gangsters from the northern side and his intolerance is legendary. He is quick to put an end a fight…but it’s usually with his trusty Tommy Gun.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: A fedora and a zoot suit and wing-tipped shoes. A pocket watch on a chain and a plastic Tommy gun as optional accessories.

Gloria Valentino
Upcoming Silent Film Star
Gloria Valentino is a beautiful and talented upcoming silent film star. She’s just breaking the surface of the Hollywood scene and proclaims that her only true inspiration is Zetta Zarbo. Gloria just finished filming a bit part in her first silent film and is desperately awaiting her turn at becoming one of Hollywood’s rich and famous.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Flapper Dress, long strand of pearls, long dress gloves, fishnet stockings and ‘20s style shoes. A sequined headband with a feather and a feather boa as optional accessories.

Al Joulson
Vaudeville Entertainer
The ostentatious performer - Al Joulson - is popularly known as ‘America’s Entertainer.’ Originally from Lithuania, he moved to the States and got his break in Vaudeville as a minstrel, comedian and singer at New York City’s Palace Theater. As of the turn of the decade, Al’s the most famous and highest paid entertainer in America.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: A fedora and a zoot suit and wing-tipped shoes. A pocket watch on a chain. Any type of props for a ‘prop comedy’ act (i.e. rubber chicken, etc.) are optional accessories.

Chanel Cocoa
French Fashion Designer
From a poor orphan learning to sew by hand to opening a meager raincoat store and then off to the bright lights of the Paris runways, Chanel Cocoa has definitely made her mark in fashion history. This ultra-reserved icon of style has one of the most remarkable rags to riches success stories ever known!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Very trendy flapper dress, long strand of pearls, long dress gloves, fishnet stockings and ‘20s style shoes. A sequined headband with a feather and a feather boa as optional accessories.

Georgie O’Keith
American Artist
Georgie O’Keith is the humble yet talented watercolorist that has the rich, powerful and famous scampering for her latest creations. Known for her awe-inspiring abstract paintings of nature, Georgie is one of the sweetest dames you will ever meet. She is ultra-conservative and demure and has an ever-lasting ear to lend to her dearest friends.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Conservative flapper dress, long strand of pearls, long dress gloves, fishnet stockings and ‘20s style shoes. A cloche hat as an optional accessory.

Ruby Valencio
Italian Actress & Pop Icon
Known by her nickname ‘The Latin Femme Fatale’, Ruby Valencio is one of the biggest icons on the silent big screen. She is the epitome of romance and beauty. She’s slightly notorious for creating scandals and being difficult to work with on the movie sets, but on a personal level, she is the ultra-charismatic lady.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Trendy flapper dress, long strand of pearls, long dress gloves, fishnet stockings and ‘20s style shoes. A sequined headband with a feather and a feather boa as optional accessories.

Jackie ‘The Legs’ Emerald
Gun Moll
Jackie Emerald, or more commonly known as ‘The Legs’, is known for her ostentatious lifestyle. She’s nicknamed ‘The Legs’ because she’s the fastest runner on the mob scene and this skill has helped her evade many attempts on her life by her foes from the North. Jackie’s loyalties are often in question but at least on the surface, her loyalties lie with the southern mobsters.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Gun moll outfit. A fake gun as an optional prop.

Virginia Mountain
Gun Moll
Virginia is the cold, callous gun moll who is known to run with the gangsters of the Northern Chicago Mob Outfit. Her motto is ‘take no prisoners’ and if there is trouble between the two sides of town, she’s always at the heart of it. Some say that her loyalty to Beanie O’Dannon should be in question as there have been late night sightings of her over in the southern section of town.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Gun moll outfit. A fake gun as an optional prop.

Aggie Christy
British Crime Novelist
Aggie Christy is the upcoming crime novelist from the UK. A nurse during WWI, she turned to writing fiction at the early age of nineteen. Her first novels and short stories received raving reviews from critics so Aggie settled on continuing her writing career while living in the United States. Aggie doesn’t trust men one bit, however, as her last two rocky marriages have gone awry.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Trendy flapper dress, long strand of pearls, long dress gloves, fishnet stockings and ‘20s style shoes. A sequined headband with a feather and a feather boa as optional accessories.

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