Gambino, Gotti and Forgotten Mob History

The Gambino family is one of the "Five Families" of mafia infamy and has a storied history. Its leaders, with a few notable exceptions, have a history of untimely passings. The last time a family boss was rubbed out, John "the Teflon Don" Gotti's reported assassination of Paul Castellano in 1985, deserves to be remembered.

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  • Sammy the Bull actually has his own youtube channel now. Multi murder or not, he's a pretty fantastic storyteller.

    K1ddkanuckK1ddkanuck6 өдрийн өмнө
  • Illegal and murderous mob family history that deserves to be remembered....why?

    tbwpipertbwpiper7 өдрийн өмнө
  • You definitely have an impressive hat collection. But I've seen the Corsair in other episodes. In the sailing ships are very impressive also

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  • Wanna do a vid on me?

    Timothy TietzTimothy Tietz3 сарын өмнө
  • The Gambino Family territory was Manhattan, where they controlled the concrete suppliers Brooklyn / Queens was Genovese Family so when a Queens slumlord started big building projects in Gambino territory, he made sure to use lots of concrete, instead of structural steel, and thus was able to make deals in a 2nd Family's terrotory

    Mark RossowMark Rossow4 сарын өмнө
  • 1:41 "The Untouchables" meet....Pittsburgh!

    James SlickJames Slick4 сарын өмнө
  • A very informative video, effectively delivered. This is the way to do it!

    Tom MeredithTom Meredith4 сарын өмнө
  • Lol, you gloss over 1931 to 1951 like it didnt happen! Vincent Mangano and his brother deserved better!

    Msteeder13Msteeder134 сарын өмнө
  • John Gotti, steals a pack of gum as a 12 year old boy....the man says, hey, what’s your name kid....John name is Crime, and Crime don’t pay....and judging by the last picture of him, I guess he was right....

    Billy ShearsBilly Shears5 сарын өмнө
  • La Cosa Nostra , Not the Mafia

    Ronald HemmingsRonald Hemmings5 сарын өмнө
  • John Gotti served more time for stealing cargo from an airport than he did for murdering a man? That really says something about our priorities in this country.

    His Holiness Pope Salty IHis Holiness Pope Salty I5 сарын өмнө
  • One day... Im going to be in the Mob Museum. As the janitor I hope.

    Jonathan R.Jonathan R.7 сарын өмнө
  • Ok i subbed. Thanks. I just left a comment

    Mob Snitch AnonymousMob Snitch Anonymous9 сарын өмнө
  • Do Al Capone and tony Accardo and the Chicago Outfit

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  • My Family 👏😘❤💖

    Megan Bellezza Gambino CalìMegan Bellezza Gambino Calì9 сарын өмнө
  • Ira Hays,,,,,,

    Michael CrispMichael Crisp9 сарын өмнө
  • Really enjoy the way you tell the tale ty history guy

    Donald FrankDonald Frank9 сарын өмнө
  • 9:26 it was not the last time. They blew up Frank DeCicco in a car bomb in revenge for Castellano murder. Gotti was suppose to be in the car. great video

    CharlesCharles9 сарын өмнө
  • Like this guy is reading from a Wikipedia page. All information everyone has known for years.

    John GulloJohn Gullo9 сарын өмнө
  • In loving memory of Guy and Carlo Gambino Taymo mi Omerta 🇮🇹 🖤🇮🇹♦️🇺🇸 As Always patriotically inspired by your web #TRUMPTEAM2024

    David StaudoharDavid Staudohar9 сарын өмнө
  • Very detailed. Love this

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  • It's hard to forget the history when I had a peripheral view of it for many years. That's Staten Island.

    the Thomas Jthe Thomas J10 сарын өмнө
  • How much you get called as Stephen Colbert’s brother/cousin/doppelgänger?

    miomiromiomiro10 сарын өмнө
  • THAT is an amazingly massive nose, Carlo.

    Sean BrazellSean Brazell10 сарын өмнө
  • Love this documentary. Short and wished it was longer. Gonna download the others for my pleasure

    kiente karla dambokiente karla dambo10 сарын өмнө
  • freemasons /mob same thing / bow tie =33

    Sirfev2010Sirfev201010 сарын өмнө
  • Nobody ever mentions Marco Mangananzzo or Tony Bunini...

    Sofocles MefistoSofocles Mefisto10 сарын өмнө
  • looking for a connected guy preferably from Howard beach .

    Sirfev2010Sirfev201010 сарын өмнө
  • I live in an Italian neighborhood. These guys have been coming back.

    Chris DChris D10 сарын өмнө
    • @Beachmaster X yeah the shinebox, whatever happened there. God rest his soul.

      Chris DChris D10 сарын өмнө
    • Carry that shinebox close my friend

      Beachmaster XBeachmaster X10 сарын өмнө
  • 8:18 Is Gotti wearing a Los Angeles Raiders jacket? wtf

    DamidasDamidas10 сарын өмнө

    AMAZINGAMAZING10 сарын өмнө
  • How long did it take you to edit this video?

    Sean MillerSean Miller10 сарын өмнө
  • History guy has the makings of a vasity story teller

    John BaumgartJohn Baumgart10 сарын өмнө
  • I still think that Frankie Boy's killing was a half assed assassination plan, hatched by Gene Gotti, that should never have succeeded, and the killer is adopting a Gigante 2.0 esque insanity defence; I think the craziness is an act. The Mafia truly have fallen.

    crtrinity1783crtrinity178310 сарын өмнө
    • @A 1

      crtrinity1783crtrinity178310 сарын өмнө
    • @A 1 That's not the Gambino's. The Mob has fallen; how the hell does a damn Overboss get assassinated in his own drive way like that? I've seen what the Hamilton Mafia is doing in Canada; I believe after RICO obliterated American Mafia power the powerbase moved over there. As for half assed shit from the Gambino's, do you recall when they got a list of made guys from an apartment owned by Gotti Jr? Even his old man was pissed off at his son's stupidity on that one. The Gambinos not killing Quack Quack Ruggerio was pretty stupid as well. I don't even know why I should bother responding to someone who obviously tries to live vicariously through organizations he has no real affiliations with.

      crtrinity1783crtrinity178310 сарын өмнө
    • I'm pretty sure your conspiracy theory is more half assed than anything the Gambinos do. If you think the mob has fallen take a look at what's happening in Canada with the Ndrangheta, Camorra and Cosa Nostra.

      A 1A 110 сарын өмнө
  • Nothing about Genovese??

    Jerry WilkinsonJerry Wilkinson10 сарын өмнө
  • A tight, detailed, swift summary. Excellent. Thank you.

    Chris StrompolosChris Strompolos10 сарын өмнө
  • It's forgotten for a reason. All these guys are losers.

    TampaMTBrTampaMTBr10 сарын өмнө
  • Omerta means to omit, not manhood.

    Michaelangelo CostelloMichaelangelo Costello10 сарын өмнө
  • Two minutes in i can't stand your voice.

    Jesters DeadJesters Dead10 сарын өмнө
  • Dont talk so fast please ....

    Liz BrownLiz Brown10 сарын өмнө
  • Carlo Gambino, the boss of bosses !!

    Christian SinnerChristian Sinner10 сарын өмнө
  • God bless John Gotti

    John MamoJohn Mamo10 сарын өмнө
  • 😬

    J RobertsJ Roberts10 сарын өмнө
  • This is generic information. This channel should stay off of the streets.

    Frank N.Frank N.10 сарын өмнө
  • Congrats on the MNthe award!

    Lisa ReedLisa Reed10 сарын өмнө
  • Thankyou si much 😍 I didn't know those things , must have missed that in history class 😂 your awesome 🍃🌺🍃 😷🧤😷🧤😷🧤😷🧤

    Molly PatrickMolly Patrick10 сарын өмнө
  • More Mafia history please...

    B-DangB-Dang10 сарын өмнө
  • When Gotti went to jail he got his a$$ kicked and needed paid protection... LOL

    Clubber LangClubber Lang10 сарын өмнө
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    Vicky AlcidVicky Alcid10 сарын өмнө
  • I started listening but he sent me to sleep

    SR 71SR 7110 сарын өмнө
  • The fact that a relatively "No-Body" killed a Mafia Don is proof that the mob is powerless in this day and age..

    Tariq Ali Al MalikiTariq Ali Al Maliki10 сарын өмнө
    • It's not true at all. The hit was most likely a conspiracy between Domenico "Italian Dom" Cefalù and Gene Gotti, or someone else in the family. Right now, the Acting Boss to Cefalù is Lorenzo Mannino. The Mob is still very much alive, but since Gotti and arrest of major Genovese, Lucchese and Colombo crime family bosses, it's the end of expensive suits and flashy cars.

      ineedatentionineedatention10 сарын өмнө
  • Work on your Italian.

  • I met John Gotti. Great man 👌👍

    John MamoJohn Mamo10 сарын өмнө
  • Cosa nostra - thing of ours

    Jacob FarrellJacob Farrell10 сарын өмнө
  • White bread explications....?

    Jacques MJacques M10 сарын өмнө
  • Dam he ate nothing but anchovies and wine on the boat trip!. Ughh

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  • Well Done Sir 👏 , earned yourself a Subscriber

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  • Now I want a Carlo Gambino biopic

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  • Definitely not forgotten legends never die

    Thomas CourseyThomas Coursey10 сарын өмнө
  • The Feds. created Racketeering because they couldn't stand the competition. Now it's the Go To Charges for every criminal enterprise unless it's a Government Office.

    SGTJDerekSGTJDerek10 сарын өмнө
  • Great vlog as always!

    Torgeir BrandsnesTorgeir Brandsnes10 сарын өмнө
  • I have some vintage stuff in my funkystop eBay store. Thanks for sharing

    Al's CollectiblesAl's Collectibles10 сарын өмнө
  • I love anything about the mob and their leadership, associates and soldiers in the cities of NY, Chicago, Kansas City, Detroit and Cleveland. Please continue your great commentaries and amazing back round history. Please keep it up! Thank you Alex T.

    Alexander ThurmanAlexander Thurman10 сарын өмнө
  • RICO was the worst thing to ever happen to these guys.

    that_G_EvanPthat_G_EvanP10 сарын өмнө
  • @ 7:55 That nose really was something else wasn't it?! If I remember correctly, he hated that photo because of it.

    that_G_EvanPthat_G_EvanP10 сарын өмнө
  • Most of the public didn't know Carlos name he relished and understood the importance of anonymity Gotti unfortunately didn't he relished the lime light and attention his Ego needed stroking which in turn broke the gambino family I think franky boy Cali was more in the mold of the Carlo and the old school mafiaos and kept his head below the parapit unfortunately not low enough RIP Franky boy good episode history guy 👍

    David JohnDavid John10 сарын өмнө
  • Gotti died in Springfield mo at a medical facility (federal prison) I used to drive my and think the tuff guy is less than 500 feet away...

    The Missouri TravelerThe Missouri Traveler10 сарын өмнө
  • That photo in the beginning was Mullberry St facing North towards Grand St. Joe the Boss was killed in A Restaurant in Coney Island in Brooklyn. The Godfather is based on Joseph ( Joe ) Bonanno.

    Rob ConnorsRob Connors10 сарын өмнө
  • This is your worst video ever. Totally clueless. @1:30 I had to stop watching. Gambino family bosses lasts pretty long, since 30's, only Mangano, Anastasia and Castellano where murdered ..... and Frank Cali lately. La Cosa Nostra is a phrase used since 1930's, has nothing to do with original Italian gangs in US. Literally till like 1910, all Italian gangs where tiny independant cells using Black hand mark to advertise the seriousness of threats. The origin of current structure of Italian organized crime in US started in 1909 after death of Morello and between 1910-1920 when Camorrista's lost sovereignity and assimilated to structure created by Sicilians.

    El ShuwixEl Shuwix10 сарын өмнө
  • Kinda pisses me off how anytime a mobster is killed they immediately assume it’s an inside thing. Not all the time, but rarely- they’re killed by somebody who’s not ‘mobbed up’.

    B. W.B. W.10 сарын өмнө
  • Omerta - read _omertà_ - in Italian doesn't mean manhood (and not needing the police to solve issues). Its meaning is the same as in English: silence, as in members must not speak a word about the organization to anyone but those connected to it. Punishments for those who talk can go as far as death.

    LucienSabreLucienSabre10 сарын өмнө
  • The Mafia is very much active today. Most people know them by the name of the U.S. Government And Don Vito was inspired by Frank Costello, mainly his voice was the inspiration

    Sammy SamSammy Sam10 сарын өмнө
  • so i guess the moral of the story is that ... opening up the borders to immigrants is a very bad idea.

    Mark's REmarksMark's REmarks10 сарын өмнө
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  • Can you do video in UFO?

    Steve HarrisSteve Harris10 сарын өмнө
  • God I love mob names 😆

    Keith WeigandKeith Weigand10 сарын өмнө
  • The GAMBINO family got NOTHING on the CLINTON CRIME FAMILY, to bad they haven't met a untimely end yet!

    jeff chamberlinjeff chamberlin10 сарын өмнө
    • Hillary Clinton's dad was actually in the chicago mob

      Alex SpurrAlex Spurr10 сарын өмнө
  • I showed this to some Italian friends of mine, and they liked it so much they sent me free pencils in the mail. ...what?

    Paul TurnerPaul Turner10 сарын өмнө
  • THG, could you please use the Oxford comma? Reading items where it hasn't been used makes me itchy, and since I watch all your videos, sometimes multiple times, well, it'd be nice to not be itchy.

    Lisa HintonLisa Hinton10 сарын өмнө
  • I'm googling The Mob Museum right now. Thanks and I enjoyed ur video.

    Christopher BerryhillChristopher Berryhill10 сарын өмнө
  • The History Guy is the “boss of bosses” Lol

    KittenkattanKittenkattan10 сарын өмнө
  • Watch out for steak houses.

    jockellisjockellis10 сарын өмнө
  • The mafia is disgusting and deserves to be remembered that way! I love this channel.

    SFreudSFreud10 сарын өмнө
  • History NOT worth remembering

    R. Jay stewartR. Jay stewart10 сарын өмнө
  • In the 90s oli was a counselor in a prison. The inmates were mostly involved in gangs and organized drug trafficking. Hit men . I ran a group trying to change sociopaths behavior. I also loved to ride motorcycles to work so I often wore a leather jacket to work. One day I had been to the records office and heading back to my office. I had to go threw a series of locked doors to get to the courtyard. When I entered the courtyard a group of inmates had just arrived to the prison on the chain bus and we're being escorted to the cellblock where new inmates were housed for orientation. They were passing as I stepped into the courtyard. A young inmate looked at me and began to run. FYI never ever run in a prison except in the recreation yard. As a herd of officers tackled him he began screaming in a high pitched whale. He was quickly taken to imu aka the hole I continued to my office. Sa short time later a Sargent in the IMU called me to tell me that the inmate thought I was SAMMY THE BULL SENT TO KILL HIM TO KEEP HIM QUIET. THEY FILLED HIS HEAD WITH TALK AND DIE STORIES. HERE IS THE TRUTH AS I KNOW BIT. THEY ALL TALK AND RAT EACHOTHER OUT. I ONLY EVER MET ONE GUY TGAT WAS TRUE TO THE OATH OF SILENCE. BUT HE WAS A OLD SCHOOL BIKER WITH A LAWYER THAT WAS MORE LIKE SAL GOODMAN THAN SAL GOODMAN. More a crime partner than lawyer. He'd send the INMATE pictures of himself in a Vegas hotel suite full of hookers with piles of cash and a mountain of cocaine.

    Tim EricksonTim Erickson10 сарын өмнө
  • According to some sources The Mafia was a Sicilian group, while the La Costra Nostra is what we understand as the Mob

    Rob DehlingerRob Dehlinger10 сарын өмнө
  • Gotti ended up right where he belonged. In prison and in pain.

    Marston DavisMarston Davis10 сарын өмнө
  • Would love to know the real history behind the story depicted in the movie titled 'In Pursuit of Honour' with Don Johnson

    Brett LaPeareBrett LaPeare11 сарын өмнө
  • Now... do an episode on Chicago's infamous Bonanno family... Those guys had some SERIOUS reach.

    Dale KiddDale Kidd11 сарын өмнө
  • More mob history! This was fascinating.

    HonodleHonodle11 сарын өмнө
  • How bout an episode on the sand creek massacre. Dome history that should not be forgotten.

    Shawntey LorenzShawntey Lorenz11 сарын өмнө
  • Yes please visit The Mob Museum, next time in Las Vegas. There is a lot to see, so plan to be there for a while. Nevertheless, it is very interesting.

    Breach98Breach9811 сарын өмнө
  • The best channel currently on MNthe. So good.

    Roflbot FPVRoflbot FPV11 сарын өмнө
  • My father was one of the guards who brought John Gotti into the prison

    Joe dirtJoe dirt11 сарын өмнө
  • Paul wasn't just his brother in law , they were cousins .

    Mafia DaveMafia Dave11 сарын өмнө
  • Love the Mob Museum, spent 4 hours there when I was in Vegas about 3 years ago...I was in Vegas with 3 other people and I went by myself because nobody else was interested ☹️☹️

    G L66G L6611 сарын өмнө
  • 10:36 interesting photo, Gotti and “Gaspipe” Casso both tried to wack each other, this photo may be the “sit down” where they settled their differences....

    G L66G L6611 сарын өмнө
  • 9:58 walking with one of Carlo Gambino’s son, I believe that was either Joseph or Thomas Gambino...

    G L66G L6611 сарын өмнө
    • that’s Thomas Gambino

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