As many on this blog know, I have a certain (perhaps curious) affinity for old mugshots. The latest is from the New South Wales police department of a wonderfully sinister-looking fellow named Sidney Kelly from June 1, 1924. The police caption reads, “Illicit drug trader. Drives his own motor car, and dresses well. Associates with criminals and prostitutes.”
Kelly was well known to the police with priors for shooting and assault
Now here is what really drew me to this photo. I love old black and white films, particularly gangster and film noir. Doesn’t he look a lot like George Raft in this picture?
Here is another: