Gentle Satan – Growing up with Australia’s most notorious Crime Boss
Los Angeles, CA – April 20, 2009 — Alan Saffron will be launching his new book, “Gentle Satan: Growing up with Australia’s Most Notorious Crime Boss” at The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, April 25 &26, (Booth 633, Zone F). The author, Alan Saffron will be available for interviews. Further information is available at www.gentlesatan.com.
“GENTLE SATAN, MY FATHER ABE SAFFRON”, was released in Australia by Penguin Books, on August 4, 2008. This riveting, intriguing and often shocking expose stayed on the top 10 Best Seller List for 11 weeks. Now at last the American edition “Gentle Satan: Growing up with Australia’s most Notorious Crime Boss” is available, with new information and over 140 original photographs.
~“Australia’s first and most notorious Godfather, who ruled the underworld like a Modern Caesar” (Today Tonight: Channel 7)
With direct links to Las Vegas, Chicago and New York, Abe Saffron was Australia’s ‘Godfather’, for decades known as “Mr. Sin”, his wife called him “Gentle Satan”. This fascinating memoir by his only son Alan tells us why; for the first time revealing the truth about the man and his crimes, both business and personal.
~“Saffron’s son spills beans on Nielsen killing” (WA Today)
Saffron was a visionary who brought Las Vegas style entertainment to Australia. The Roosevelt nightclub which he opened in the late 40’s, was the entertainment hub of the country. He was a leading concert promoter with legendary impresario Lee Gordon, bringing Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Nat King Cole, Buddy Holly, Bob Hope, Louie Armstrong, Johnny Cash, Harry Belafonte and over 200 other acts to adoring Fans. Simultaneously, he opened the first strip clubs in Australia, and owned over 50 night clubs bars, and hotels throughout the country.
~“The man responsible for bringing Hollywood style nightlife to Australia, but he was also the ruthless king of the underworld for 60 years” (9am with David &Kim: Channel 10)
In defiance of the law, Saffron operated his legitimate clubs with his own liquor laws, and ran illegal brothels, bookmaking and casinos. His power behind police corruption and political payoffs stretched to the Commissioner of Police, Premier of the State, and Prime Minister of the country. From the 40’s to the 80’s he was considered “untouchable”.
~ “60 Minutes” Australia named “Abe Saffron, the most well known person in the country”, with over 200,000 articles and stories in newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV.
For more information contact: Jerry Silverhardt, 310-271-8704, [email protected], www.gentlesatan.com.
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