The Queen Of The Harlem Racket , Madame St. Clair (Photo)

In the past we’ve posted many editorials about Harlem’s Madame St. Clair, aka Stephanie St. Clair, and Queenie, but rarely do we have a photograph (like the one above) that gives us an intimate up close – personal view of legendary Ms. St. Clair, 1920s – 1940s.

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Upcoming Movie About Harlem’s Queen Of The Numbers Game

Jezebel writes that there’s an HBO Films project in the works dedicated to the life of Stephanie St. Clair, the legendary Harlem numbers runner. Continue Reading →

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 →