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May 15, 2017
Steve Gomez - Chief Investigator

Noir Factory Podcast #029: George Remus – King of the Bootleggers

George Remus“He and this Wolfsheim bought up a lot of side-street drug-stores here and in Chicago and sold grain alcohol over the counter. That’s one of his little stunts. I picked him for a bootlegger the first time I saw him, and I wasn’t far wrong.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

George Remus was born on November 13th 1876 in Germany to Frank and Maria Remus, a working class family. He was the middle child with an older sister and younger brother and while he was still just a toddler, the family immigrated to the US.

The Remus family landed in Baltimore, then Cincinnati, and finally to Chicago, along with an intense wave of German immigrants to the Midwest.

Frank Remus found work as a lumber scorer during a boom time in Chicago and his son George flourished in school. Picking up the language quickly, he was fluent in both German and English at an early age and carried with him only the slightest German accent.

When George was only fourteen his father, Frank, who had suffered from acute rheumatism, was left disabled by the disease and unable to work. That left George to take up the mantle as breadwinner of the family. With fierce determination, he told his father not to worry and dedicated himself not only to supporting his family but to rise up through society as well.
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Apr 27, 2017
Steve Gomez - Chief Investigator

Noir Factory Interrogation #002: Eddie Muller – The Czar of Noir

Eddie MullerEddie Muller is the founder and president of the Film Noir Foundation. According to their website, the Film Noir Foundation is a non-profit public benefit corporation created as an educational resource regarding the cultural, historical, and artistic significance of film noir as an original American cinematic movement.

Eddie is also the host of Noir City, the coolest non-profit fundraiser known to man. Noir City is a traveling film festival and chief fundraising event for the Film Noir Foundation. The event is a fun, immersive festival that makes its home in San Francisco’s Castro Theatre but makes its way around the country.

In addition to Noir City, Eddie is also the host of Noir Alley on Turner Classic Movies. Noir Alley runs every Sunday at 10:00AM and showcases the best in noir.
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Mar 30, 2017
Steve Gomez - Chief Investigator

Noir Factory Podcast #027 – “Durable” Mike Malloy

Durable Mike MalloyIn 1996 a board game called KILL DR. LUCKY came out. It was a wildly fun game where each person takes turns trying to, well… kill Dr. Lucky.

Don’t judge me. It was a simpler time.

The game required each player to take a turn at doing in the Rasputin-like physician, which was sooo much more difficult than it sounded. It took luck and daring to get the good doctor away from all other players and do him in, and more often than not, he escaped no worse for wear.

In short he was one hard SOB to kill. I’ll go ahead and put a link right here so you can see what I mean.
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Mar 10, 2017
Steve Gomez - Chief Investigator

Noir Factory Podcast #01.5: Kate Warne – America’s First Female Detective REVISITED

Kate WarneHi!

Steve Gomez here.

A lot has happened behind the scenes at the Noir Factory during the last month or so. Our offices in the Sierra Foothills have moved lock, stock, and barrel up to the Pacific Northwest. Way up to the icy clutches of the Pacific Northwest. Past Seattle and into kissing cousin territory with Canada.

That kind of Pacific Northwest.

Now those were the offices we know and love. My home. Our everyday offices. Not to worry about the International Office in Prague. Those are still doing well. In fact, I’m told the less said about them, the better.

I’m actually told not to say anything about them. It’s best for everyone if we never speak of them again.

Please forget you ever heard about any office in Prague. There are no offices in Prague.

So.
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Feb 22, 2017
Steve Gomez - Chief Investigator

Noir Factory Interrogation #001: Dan Slater – Author

Dan Slater Wolf BoysDan Slater’s novel Wolf Boys has been banned from prison by the Texas State Department of Corrections.

That is a shame because there is much there for the inmates, as well the public, to learn.

Dan Slater is a former legal reporter for The Wall Street Journal and has written for The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Atlantic, GQ, and Fast Company. He is also the author of Love in the Time of Algorithms.

Today he joins author Steven Gomez to discuss his newest book, Wolf Boys – Two American Teeneagers and Mexico’s Most Dangerous Drug Cartel.

 

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