"Mob at the Movies" Opens In Vegas' Mob Museum

A signed Italian "The Godfather" is one of many items on display at the Mob Museum in Las Vegas.

“Mob at the Movies" is the newest display at The Mob Museum in Las Vegas. The exhibit explores organized crime portrayed in American television and movies. 

Artifacts on display include a first-edition “The Godfather” novel, original “The Godfather” film script with notes handwritten by the film’s special effects coordinator, an Italian-language “The Godfather” movie poster signed by actors Al Pacino, Talia Shire, James Caan, Diane KeatonRobert Duvall and director Francis Ford Coppola, and a suit worn on screen in “The Sopranos.”

Also on display is a poster from the 1952 film “The Captive City.” The film actually has a connection to the museum itself. During the 1950s, Senator Estes Kefauver held a U.S. Senate hearing for organized crime in the Museum’s courtroom. Kefauver also provided the epilogue to the film, which was filmed entirely in Reno.

The Mob Museum houses more than 2,000 mob-related artifacts. It explores America’s history of organized crime from its birth to today. Since opening in 2012, the museum has been honored with multiple awards including accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums.

Other artifacts, multimedia, and interactive exhibits on display include connections to Al Capone, Dion O’Bannion, George “Bugs” Moran, and more. 

Admission is $23.95 for adults ages 18 and over. Special pricing is available for online purchases, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. Admission is free for Museum members. The Museum is open daily. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org.

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