Show: Boardwalk Empire
Season: 2 Episode: 1
Released: 26th Sep 2011
Filesize: 1.35 GB
A bustling little city by the seashore, totally dependent upon money spent by tourists, Atlantic Cityâ™s popularity rose in the early 20th century and peaked during Prohibition. The resortâ™s singular purpose of providing a good time to its visitors—whether lawful or not—demanded a single mentality to rule the town. Success of the local economy was the only ideology, and critics and do-gooders werenâ™t tolerated.
By 1900, a political juggernaut, funded by payoffs from gambling rooms, bars, and brothels, was firmly entrenched. For the next 70 years, Atlantic City was dominated by a partnership comprised of local politicians and racketeers. This unique alliance reached full bloom in the person of Enoch...