partner posts – Cadillac History: Bumpy Johnson’s Caddy

Cadillac is a classic … even amongst gangsters. We recently told you about Al Capone’s Caddy and, guess what, Ellsworth “Bumpy” Johnson, the legendary Harlem gangster who was depicted in the movies “The Cotton Club,” “Hoodlum,” and “American Gangster” also tooled around town in a Cadillac. When Mayme Hatcher Johnson, his widow, passed away a few years back, her life story came to light and isn’t it interesting that the North Carolina native was proposed to inside of Bumpy’s Caddy.

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