Stephanie “Queenie” St. Clair, Queen Of The Harlem Racket

Stephanie St. ClairStephanie St. Clair 1886 – 1969, was a bookmaker in Harlem. Madam St. Clair was born of mixed French and African descent on Martinique.

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Janet Jackson To Exec Produce Lifetime Movie On Harlem’s Stephanie St. Clair

Stephanie St. ClairLifetime today unveiled its 2016/2017 development slate. Janet Jackson will executive produce the story of 1920’s New York City mobster, Queenie – the first and only woman gangster during the prohibition, set against the backdrop of The Cotton Club. Continue Reading →

Harlem Mobsters Kill Each Other Over Wife, NY 1931

harlem mobsters shoot each other over shotting wife

Harlem has always had its share of gangdom, from Stephanie St. Clair aka Queenie or Madam QueenBumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas, Giuseppe “the Clutch Hand” MorelloGiosue “The King Of (Harlem’s) Little Italy” Gallucci and many, many more. Continue Reading →