My prerogative in authoring this article is to share my personal perspective about Moe, mainly because I do not want to repeat voluminous facts that have been stated countless times over the last 50-years in the public domain by informants, FBI agents, authors and various media personnel. If you are interested in this article, you probably already know a great deal about Sam “Moe” Giancana. If not, checkout Moe’s Wikipedia page before you read my article.
When I hear the word gangster, one man comes to mind before anyone else: Sam “Moe” Giancana.
Sam Giancana, also known as Momo, Mooney and The Cigar, was a larger than life figure. In my opinion, Moe could not be duplicated in the next millennium. He was a person that should be studied by students in school. Al Capone, Anthony “Joe B” Accardo and Joey Aiuppa (I leave out Paul Ricca, because he was in a league of his own, and Jackie Cerone, because he is not worth mentioning a whole lot) combined could not fill one of Moe’s shoes. Moe’s absence from organized crime, in my opinion, brought about the beginning of the downfall of the old Chicago Outfit.
No gangster in world history ever came close to matching the amazingly numerous elements of Giancana. His styles made being a gangster seem fashionable. Moe set the example for every ‘made’ member of the Chicago Outfit as far as attitude and mannerisms. His Hollywood-like fashions and constant supply of gorgeous women made him the envy of wise guys the country over. Of course, not every ‘made’ man could be exactly like Moe; rubbing elbows with celebrities and having love affairs with international divas was strictly Moe’s thing.