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Murder at the Grand Gatsby Speakeasy

It’s the height of Prohibition in 1920s Chicago, and there’s 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 have finally reached an agreement on bootlegging practices in Chicago and have decided to pull together resources to undergo a collaborative effort with criminal endeavors.

On the surface, this strategy seems similar to bailing out a sinking ship with tin cups, nevertheless.

 Recently, gangsters from the north and south have been spotted together at various speakeasies throughout Chicago, but the tension in the air is always thick enough to be cut with a knife. However, this newfound relationship between the opposing mob bosses has served, thus far, to inhibit gratuitous bloodshed as in the past. Part of the success of this truce is that both crime bosses have found new dames, thereby intertwining more mutual relationships between the two factions.  

The two gangs have set an official date to meet at Hal Sapone’s Grand Gatsby Speakeasy to resolve all remaining differences.  Will these two underground organizations resolve their disputes or will a massive melee erupt, rekindling the fatal flames between them? 

This is where your story begins.

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Guest 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; she’s a live wire in real life. As a celebrity, she’s no stranger to blackmailers and deceivers, but she hopes 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 | South Side Chicago Gang
Hal Sapone is the infamous organized crime leader of the South Side Gangsters in Chicago. It’s the height of Prohibition, and this mobster is one of the leading bootleggers 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 Guns’ 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.  Nobody can come close to beating her endless supply of energy on the dance floor.  Mona is known for her frenzied personality but as the new girlfriend of the notorious crime boss, Beanie O’Dannon - some question if this prior ‘girl next door’ is involved in 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 | Grand Gatsby
This lighthearted flapper is a performer who hits on all sixes at The Grand Gatsby Speakeasy. This dame is a real canary, as a sizeable crowd gathers in the club on a regular basis to hear her sing. She’s an angel by a piano, but if you double-cross this doll, she’s likely to turn into a 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 | Northern Chicago Mob Outfit
Beanie O’Dannon is the ruthless leader of the Northern Chicago Mob Outfit.  His organization is known for bootlegging, running protection rackets, and illegal gaming. He is Hal Sapone's formidable enemy. However, the two outfits have recently agreed to work together in their criminal endeavors. Everyone says this truce won’t last and someone will pull first blood. The only questions are 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 | Grand Gatsby
The emotional Haddie Drinx is a long-time waitress at The Grand Gatsby and Mona Crawfish's best friend. She dreams of becoming a nightclub singer and is deeply envious of Kara Low for stealing the vacant lounge singer position from her at Hal’s 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 Hal Sapone's elusive right-hand man. 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 Beanie O’Dannon’s right-hand man. However, Sam has not always made the appropriate choices with women; if he is not careful, this may land him in a sticky situation one day.
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 talented Hershey Bar is a record-breaking American Baseball League outfielder.  He is the brother of Handsome Sam McCarthy and a part-time saxophone player at The Grand Gatsby. He is very talented and performs the sax to fulfill his childhood dreams of becoming a Jazz performer.
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 journalist in Chicago's history. It is hard to find a soul in the city who isn’t stressed under Ms. Black's blackmail spell. 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 Zetta Zarbo's long-time best friend.  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 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
Night Club Singer | The Two Aces
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 Grand Gatsby - so Jazzy’s openly been after Kara Low’s job at Hal’s speakeasy. Jazzy Fringe will stop at nothing to get what she wants.
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 airheaded American pilot and brother to Mona Crawfish. He is planning to fly a solo non-stop Trans-Atlantic mission but is being delayed by the skeptics around him. This determined alcohol-loving pilot will try anything to show that he can take his metal wings to the skies.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Wear any vintage aviator outfit, including a leather bomber jacket, leather flight helmet, and knee-high boots. Goggles and a scarf are optional accessories.

 

Marlie Maplin
Silent Film Star | Mime
Marlie Maplin is the greatest comedic mime of all time.  He is Hollywood's best silent film comedy star, and everyone loves to be around him as he constantly performs humorous mimes. Just don’t get on his 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 a peculiar and quite conservative flapper girl. Working diligently on a new novel, she has been relentlessly researching the rival mobster gangs in Chicago. It is impossible to determine what this writer is thinking as she lingers in the shadows to soak 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 | Northern Chicago Mob Outfit
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 costs.  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 Northern Chicago Mob Outfit mobster. He is one of the most unpredictable gangsters from the northern side, and his intolerance is legendary. He is quick to 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 to become one of Hollywood’s richest and most 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.

 

Bud Johnson

Vaudeville Entertainer

The ostentatious performer Bud Johnson is popularly known as ‘America’s Entertainer.’ Originally from Lithuania, he moved to the States and got his break in Vaudeville as a comedian and singer at New York City’s Palace Theater. As of the turn of the decade, Bud is the most famous and highest-paid entertainer in America.

COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: A fedora, a zoot suit, wing-tipped shoes, and a pocket watch on a chain. Any props for a ‘prop comedy’ act (e.g., 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 a humble yet talented watercolorist with 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.

 

Rudolf Valencio
Italian Actor | Pop Icon
Known by his nickname ‘The Italian Lover,’ Rudolf Valencio is one of the biggest heartbreakers on the silent big screen.  He is the epitome of romance and mere catnip to the American woman.  He’s slightly notorious for creating scandals and being difficult to work with on the movie sets, but he is an ultra-charismatic gentleman on a personal level.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Hair slicked back with pomade. A smoking jacket with a collared shirt and scarf.  A long, filtered cigarette (or pipe) as an optional prop.

 

Jackie ‘The Legs’ Emerald
Mobster | South Side Chicago Gang
Jackie Emerald, more commonly known as ‘The Legs,’ is known for his ostentatious lifestyle. He’s nicknamed ‘The Legs’ because he’s the fastest runner on the mob scene, and this skill has helped him evade many attempts on his life by his foes from the North. Jackie’s loyalties are often questioned, but at least on the surface, he is one of the South Side mobsters.
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.

 

Virginia Mountain
Gun Moll | Northern Chicago Mob Outfit
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’; 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 questioned as there have been late-night sightings of her 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 an 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.

 

Sophia Alfani
Italian Actress | Pop Icon
Known by her nickname ‘The Femme Fatale,’ Sophia Alfani is one of the biggest icons on the silent big screen.  She is the embodiment of poise and beauty.  Unfortunately, she is known for being a tyrant on film sets, and her costars often complain about having to work with her.  However, those who know her best think she is charming. 
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.

 

Ducky Shultz
Mobster | South Side Chicago Gang
Ducky Shultz is the hands-down number-one rum runner for the South Side Chicago Gang and a loyal follower of Hal Sapone. He is Hal Sapone's nephew and will do anything for his New York mobsters. Ducky’s loyalty seems unsurpassed and unbreakable. COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: A fedora, a zoot suit, and wing-tipped shoes are optional accessories. A pocket watch on a chain and a plastic Tommy gun are optional accessories.

 

Buster Keeden
Silent Film Actor
Nicknamed ‘The Face of Stone,’ Buster Keeden is an American comedian, silent film actor, and Vaudeville icon.  This former Kansas resident has his hands in multiple arenas in the entertainment industry and has resided coast to coast during his illustrious career.  This silent film legend recently moved to Chicago to spend time with his bedridden great-grandfather.  One day, he plans to journey back to Hollywood to get on the other side of the cameras.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS:A fedora and a zoot suit and wing-tipped shoes.  A pocket watch on a chain.

Colette Moore 
Silent Film Star 
Colette is the trend-setting silent film star who is credited with starting the famous bob hairstyle. Introduced to Hollywood at an early age, she has landed many roles as a heroine in Western films. However, Colette fashions herself as a comic, so she hopes to move on in her career to comedy flicks.
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.

 

Lee Lee Brooks 
Silent Film Star 
One of the top flappers in the country, Lee Lee has starred in over fifteen films but is best known for her leading role in the film Little Miss Lost Girl. The daughter of a lawyer, Lee Lee, has never wanted anything besides love. With an overworked father, and a mother who cared more about her career as a painter, Lee Lee craves attention.
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.

 

Joann Crawford 
Silent Film Star  
Joann is a tenacious silent film actress who kick-started her career three years ago with the film Guiltless Eyes, where she played the role of a downtrodden showgirl.  Since her debut, Joann has risen to become one of Hollywood’s most famous faces.   Rumor has it that Joann has a huge problem with holding grudges, so don’t cross this starlet if you don’t want her to get revenge. 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.

 

Gary Swansong 
Silent Film Star 
Dripping in charisma, Gary Swansong is a prominent star in Hollywood. Gary was born in Chicago and still calls the windy city his home. By accident, Gary became a star when his aunt brought him to a film studio for fun. From that day forward, his career has snowballed into what he is today. 
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS:  A fedora and a zoot suit and wing-tipped shoes.  A pocket watch on a chain.

 

Jolie Baker 
Vaudeville Entertainer 
Born in Missouri to a vaudeville performer and washerwoman, Jolie always knew she wanted her feet to hit the stage and to feel the warmth of the big lights on her skin. After taking Europe by storm as a teen in a variety show, this dancer is back in the United States starring in one of the top traveling vaudeville shows. Jolie is an energetic performer who now wishes to leave the theater and hit the big screen. 
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS:  Glamorous flapper dress, long strand of pearls, diamond costume jewelry, long dress gloves, fishnet stockings and ‘20s style shoes.  A sequined headband with a feather and a feather boa as optional accessories.

 

Dorothy Kray 
Personal Assistant to Zetta Zarbo 
Against her family’s wishes, Dorothy set out for New York City to pursue a career in dancing and film. With a thick southern accent and two left feet, she quickly realized she wasn’t fit for Broadway stages. In despair, Dorothy hitch-hiked her way to the west coast where she accidentally stumbled across Zetta Zarbo at the market. They became fast friends, and now Dorothy is Zetta’s confidante and personal assistant. 
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS:  Glamorous flapper dress, long strand of pearls, diamond costume jewelry, long dress gloves, fishnet stockings, and ‘20s style shoes.  A sequined headband with a feather and a feather boa as optional accessories.

 

Polo Netra 
Poet 
Originally from Poland, Polo Netra is a rising star in the literary world.  Originally a freelance journalist, Polo’s talents were discovered by a Polish talent agent who eventually funded his relocation to America with his fiancé.  The Chicago Press commissioned Polo to publish a series of illustrated volumes of poetry.  
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS:  A quirky fedora and a zoot suit and wing-tipped shoes.  A pocket watch on a chain and a plastic Tommy gun as optional accessories.

 

Lenny Barnes 
Mobster | South Side Chicago Gang 
Lenny Barnes would rather put ten bullet holes in your chest than ask you to move out of his way. He is pitiless, cold-blooded, and unassuming, making him a secret weapon of the South Side Chicago Gang. Another ace up his sleeve is that his uncle is the managing editor of the Chicago Examiner, which is responsible for swaying public opinions about mobster activity in the city. 
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.

 

Mabel Moray 
Silent Film Star 
Known as the dame with the bee-stung lips, Mabel’s characteristic pout is legendary. Mabel was an integral part of the chorus line of Ziggie’s Follies on Broadway but left the stages of New York City for the motion picture industry.   Mae reached supreme stardom in the earlier part of the decade but has been experiencing a period of decline in the spotlight with her refusal to star in talkie films.  
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS:  Glamorous flapper dress, long strand of pearls, diamond costume jewelry, long dress gloves, fishnet stockings and ‘20s style shoes.  A sequined headband with a feather and a feather boa as optional accessories.

 

Doris Hillman 
Aspiring Silent Film Star 
Doris Hillman is new to Hollywood after many years of working as a vaudeville dancer and juggler. Doris was selected to be one of the MPA (Motion Picture Association) Silent Stars, which is an annual honor bestowed upon fifteen young stars who are believed to be on the brink of stardom. However, don’t hold your breath on this dame making it big, as she is notoriously difficult to be around.    
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS:  Glamorous flapper dress, long strand of pearls, diamond costume jewelry, long dress gloves, fishnet stockings and ‘20s style shoes.  A sequined headband with a feather and a feather boa as optional accessories.

 

Marion Pickford 
Co-founder of the Academy of Motion Pictures 
Marion Pickford is a former silent film star who is focusing his time on creating a professional honorary society to advance the arts and sciences of motion pictures. He’s been working with the head of Mega-Golden Mayer film studio to create the Academy of Motion Pictures, an organization that will not only settle labor disputes but also honor those in the industry with annual awards.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS:  A fedora and a zoot suit and wing-tipped shoes.  A pocket watch on a chain.

 

Andy Paige 
Jazz Singer 
Andy Paige is a former Broadway performer who moved to Chicago to take care of his ailing grandmother. Andy is currently seeking employment as a lounge performer in the Windy City, but hasn’t been lucky enough to land a job – even with his Broadway fame.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS:  Quirky fedora and a zoot suit and wing-tipped shoes.  A pocket watch on a chain.

 

Magbee Meade 
Cultural Anthropologist 
Magbee is a distinguished academic who has worked diligently to popularize the perceptions of cultural anthropology in Western culture. Magbee is sometimes controversial and is currently on his third marriage. A brave soul, he is now in Chicago to study the moralities and insights of mobster organizations.  
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS:  Quirky fedora and a zoot suit and wing-tipped shoes.  A pocket watch on a chain.

 

Flora Satin 
Medical Scientist 
A pioneer for women in science, Flora Satin has done her part to change the face of science. Noted as the first woman to become a professor at the esteemed Jonas Hopkins School of Medicine, she was also the first female to be elected to the National Conservatory of Science. Flora’s perseverance, aptitude, and diligence in the laboratory are legendary.  
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.

 

Alicia Paul 
Suffragist  
Alicia Paul is a notable American suffragist and women’s rights activist. She led the campaign for the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which prohibits gender discrimination and gives women the right to vote. Alicia Paul has also formed the Woman’s National Party, an outgrowth of the Congressional Union, which has continued the fight for women’s rights.  
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.

Greta Sayre Fitz 
Wife of Scot F. Fitz  
Known as the Queen of Flappers, Greta is the wife of Scot F. Fitz, an American novelist who is currently working on a piece of fiction inspired by The Grand Gatsby. Greta may seem to have it together on the surface, but she has been fighting a mental breakdown for many years. Recently, she relocated to Chicago from the Big Apple, as her husband believed a change of scenery would repair her mental woes.
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.

Lucille Bolder 
Suffragist  
Lucille Bolder is a prominent American suffragist and journalist. The first woman from Massachusetts to earn a college degree, she has since spoken out for women’s rights while being publicly discouraged by most men’s organizations. Lucille travels the country to gather support for women’s rights and encourage women to voice their political opinions.  
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.

 

Carina Chapman 
Suffragist  
A political strategist and advocate for women, Carina Chapman played a vital role in the campaign to win voting rights for women. Being the only female in her graduating class in college sparked something inside of her, and after years as an underpaid law clerk, she set out to organize the International Woman Suffrage Alliance which has garnered attention around the globe.  
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.

Rita Del Rio 
Silent Film Star  
Rita Del Rio is one of the most beautiful actresses of the Roaring Twenties, the first Mexican cross-over star in Hollywood. First discovered in her hometown of Durango, she quickly rose to fame, and now, she’s touted as the Latin version of Zetta Zarbo. Her last seven films have become hits, so Rita has recently moved to California and is sought after by many top-echelon producers of Hollywood cinema.  
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.

 

Joann Crawford 
Silent Film Star  
Joann is a tenacious silent film actress who kick-started her career three years ago with the film Guiltless Eyes, where she played the role of a downtrodden showgirl.  Since her debut, Joann has risen to become one of Hollywood’s most famous faces.   Rumor has it that Joann has a huge problem with holding grudges, so don’t cross this starlet if you don’t want her to get revenge. 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.

 

Boris Lansky 
Gaming Consultant | South Side Chicago Gang  
Boris Lansky governs the gaming operations for the South Side Chicago Gang. Originally from Russia, Boris grew up on tough streets and eventually found his way in with the Russian Mafia. Not too long ago, he fled his home country after deciding to become a rat to get out of trouble with the law. With an uncanny knack for gaming management, Boris secured his place with Hal Sapone’s outfit.
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.

 

Gerry Della 
The Infamous London Strangler  
Gerry Della is the infamous London Strangler.  Gerry is a notorious serial killer who plagued the streets of London for over a decade, murdering young women in dark alleyways while leaving a single red rose on their chest as a signature. He is on the lam and recently moved to Chicago in hopes of making a fresh start. 
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS:  A fedora and a zoot suit and wing-tipped shoes.  A pocket watch on a chain. Red rose as an optional accessory.

 

‘Mad Sammie’ Stefano 
Mobster | Northern Chicago Mob Outfit  
Mad Sammie Stefano is a villainous mobster for the Northern Chicago Mob Outfit. He’s done a stint in the clink for his involvement with a bank robbery in 1918, and this is where he made the connections with the Chicago gang. Mad Sammie is in charge of the loan sharking operation of the Chicago Outfit and savors the opportunity to torture and kill anybody who fails to pay on time. 
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.

Fran ‘The Charmer’ Nettie 
Mobster | South Side Chicago Gang  
Fran Nettie, nicknamed ‘The Charmer,’ is a high-ranking South Side Chicago Gang mobster. His main responsibility to the mob is smuggling booze into The Grand Gatsby. Fran’s uncanny ability to charm anyone ensures this operation can continue smoothly.
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. Mini bottles of booze (fake is fine) as props.

 

Glen Scarpeta 
Mobster | Northern Chicago Mob Outfit  
Glen Scarpeta is a hard-nosed mobster for the Northern Chicago Mob Outfit. With criminal beginnings at the age of seven, he ran the streets of Chicago with his older brothers as a band of pickpockets. Glen hooked up with the Chicago Mob as a teen and is one of the most trusted mobsters in the gang. 
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.

 

Helen Willis 
Tennis Player  
A former Olympic gold medalist, Helen Willis is a talented tennis player who holds the top position in American Women’s Tennis. She practices against men to hone her skills and has won over 30 Grand Slam titles, nine Wimbledon titles, and even five titles at the French Championships. Helen is one of the top female athletes of her time and is considered a celebrity. 
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Wear a trendy flapper dress, a long strand of pearls, long dress gloves, fishnet stockings, and' 20s-style shoes. Optional accessories include a sequined headband with a feather and a feather boa. If you can locate a vintage tennis outfit, that would be great, as well.

 

Scot F. Fitz 
Novelist  
When his short story was published in the local newspaper, Scot F. Fitz saw his name in print at the tender age of thirteen. Many years later, and after a failed first novel, Scot moved to New York City to stimulate his career. He rose to fame with his next five novels and is now considered a celebrity. After marrying the love of his life, they moved to Chicago for him to gain inspiration for his next novel, inspired by the Great Gatsby. 
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.

 

Vito ‘The Teeth’ Geon 

Mobster | Northern Chicago Mob Outfit  
After fleeing to Chicago to escape a murder charge in Italy, Vito started running with the Northern Chicago Mob Outfit. He currently runs errands for Beanie O’Dannon but aspires to become his right-hand one day, as he was to his former mob boss in Italy. He earned the nickname ‘The Teeth’ for the bright smile he flashes as he shoots his 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.

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