New Mob Museum Opening In February

Las Vegas will be getting a mob museum very soon, which will feature famous portrayals done by Hollywood actors since the birth of silver screen.

The museum will be called the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement. It is slated to open in the middle of Febuarary.

The screenwriter of “Wiseguy”, Nicholas Pileggi told The Associated Press that he will be making an appearance in a five minute documentary that will be shown at the end of the museum tour. Pileggi will talk about the mob and pop culture, as well as explain why people are so interested in organized crime. The film is called “The Myth of the Mob.”

Pileggi commented on mobster movies, saying “Just because you are depicting something ugly, it doesn’t mean you are honoring it. I don’t know too many gangster movies where the gangster wins in the end. These are tales of morality and that is the key to them.”

In the exhibit, attendees will be able to check out costumes from mobster television shows and movies, including “The Sopranos.”

The exhibit it not intended for children, as the exhibit will have scenes of violence, so parents should leave the kids at home for this one, unless they think they can handle it. Ticket prices are $18 for adults, and $12 for children. Check out http://www.themobmuseum.org for more information.

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