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Black Mass, Matt Damon and his future project on Whitey

Posted in black mass, Books, dick lehr, gerard o'neill, james whitey bulger, Johnny Depp, movies, scott cooper, warner br., whitey bulger by Anna Maria Polidori on September 30, 2015

“My movie? It will be an anti-gangster story”

That there is space for other movies about Whitey Bulger it’s more than sure.

I haven’t seen Black Mass yet but for what I read and understood it’s analyzed with realism the criminal aspect of the mobster and his so-called cruelty in his dirty business. Scott Cooper the director didn’t leave at the imagination anything.

Whitey? A 11181839_422107524629563_434860139454374437_n heartless man.

Damon in theaters with The Martian during a press conference talked about Black Mass and his idea (with Ben Affleck) of their movie.

Talking with the Boston Globe Damon revealed: “If we make it about our own complicity, like why do we celebrate this sociopathy, then that’s a place that hasn’t been mined, and it’s really interesting.”

The two of Boston Ben Affleck and Matt Damon 2-crop, Matt Damon&Ben Affleck have always had in their mind the idea of the realization of a movie on Whitey Bulger.
Damon starred also in The Departed another movie based on him.

I guess that maybe it would be more “delicate” to them to create a movie on their local mobster maybe, than not for an external production, although these two actors could capture aspects of the story maybe unknown or neglected or not considered important for external people.
They know their city, they know their people and they know something: that they can’t fail.

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10305170_715174711858233_8488680009552227727_n in the while with great interest considering that Black Mass is having a great success at the box office.

Days ago Damon said: “I’d have to see Black Mass. It’s getting great reviews, and if it’s kind of a seminal Whitey Bulger story, there’s no reason to tell that story twice. The idea that Ben and I have for making this gangster movie that we were talking about could apply to someone who wasn’t Whitey Bulger too”.

But…Will it be the same story the one Matt&Ben will create of Whitey Bulger?

Black Mass analyzed in particular the cruel aspect of the mobster, leaving completely alone the story of his family and of his parents, very interesting, his childhood, his relationships with various important women, like Teresa Stanley, Catherine Greig for example, the years spent by Bulger in Alcatraz, the experiment with the LSD, the return to Boston back to a normality and then slowly slowly the entrance in the big criminality thanks also to powerful connections.

“Although ours was very, very different from Black Mass, which I read, or The Departed or any of the things that have kind of been made about Whitey Bulger we were gonna go a very, very, very different way. Maybe down the line?” said Damon.

Damon received recently a letter from a writer from South Boston.

“Don’t glorify this guy anymore. Just stop. Please. He caused so much damage to so many people” the writer told him.

And so?

Damon explains: “Ben and I had an idea that we would do it more like “Unforgiven” the anti-western. We wanted to do the anti-gangster movie”. The two friends thought that the best was maybe to analyze the raising up of Whitey Bulger.

Damon thinks that their movie will be very different from the ones released.

A different new perspective for a complicated criminal story.

Anna Maria Polidori


Kevin Weeks: “I am too ugly on Black Mass!”

Posted in black mass, Books, dick lehr, gerard o'neill, james whitey bulger, Johnny Depp, movies, scott cooper, warner br., whitey bulger by Anna Maria Polidori on September 28, 2015

In a long interview the Daily Beast realized with Kevin Weeks, the ex affiliate of the Winter Hill Gang remembers the years spent with Whitey focusing on Black Mass movie.

Strange life this one of Kevin Weeks. The man of the before and after.

At first, one of the most loyal men of Bulger, his protegé, his bodyguard, his shadow, at the moment prolific writer.

His latest book published last July.
The title: Hunted Down hunted down– The FBI’s pursuit and capture of Whitey Bulger.
The book co-written with Phyllis Karas.
Kevin Weeks has also written: “Brutal: The Untold Story of My Life Inside Whitey Bulger’s Irish Mob” and later: “Where’s Whitey?” discovering a new, peaceful and maybe therapeutic career as a writer and storyteller of his past experience as a criminal.

Kevin Weeks helped Whitey whitey 23 Bulger during the first period the mobster spent on the run and he would have brought him also Catherine Greig, when Teresa Stanley preferred to Whitey Bulger his own children.

Kevin Weeks describes the arrival of Catherine Greig and the reunion between the two lovers like one of the most moving moment of all his life.

For Catherine Greig this one the realization of his biggest dream: having just for herself Jimmy, and not dividing him anymore with the other woman of his life: Teresa Stanley.

The movie created by Scott Cooper, Black Mass, starring Johnny Johnny Venice Depp as Whitey 11037470_421228974717418_3470184447073379789_n Bulger is actively lived by every protagonist, although they can have been the criminals ones.

You mustn’t think that this one has been an occasion for the members of the ex Winter Hill Gang, criminal organized association born before the arrival of Whitey, but dead the facto with him, for going somewhere else, disappearing and saying: “I don’t exist, good Lord what I did” or “That one on the big screen is not me”.

No: the opposite.

There is a great acceptance of every role of every person played in this story and Bostonians are jealous and curious to seeing portrayed well every character also on the big screen.

The ex-criminals of the Winter Hill gang wants to appear for who they were.

They’re jealous and upset if the reality is altered.
All the protagonists are living Black Mass, with the expectation of seeing themselves again, another time, remembering an old and still fresh heavy criminal moment of their existence.

It’s comforting that in Boston maybe the ex-mobster can be upset and complains with the main actor just because, according to him, the actor didn’t give of him a best idea to the spectators.

It’s comforting to think that in a city of big freedom like Boston is, a mobster after all can be just upset because maybe he doesn’t like a book written on him by a certain author, leaving anyway him alone with his ideas, wrong or corrects that they are because there is freedom, and it’s comforting to think that an ex affiliate of the Winter Hill Gang recognizing what he did, talks of it openly.

This one a past that can’t be changed unfortunately for the innocent victims and for the criminals.
Only the present can be bettered for everyone.

The metabolization of the past, the personal growth of the various protagonists, sure, can’t change the past decades and the departure of innocent lives, but maybe could open new reflections.

Boston knows something; that although it is a big city the story of each individual, one day History, is important because unique. Storytelling is important. Every interesting story must be told and written. And Bostonians are doing it also with Whitey Bulger.

Each protagonist will bring his/her portion of truth and it will be helpful for a complete reconstruction of the events.

Kevin Weeks…

He was the one who brought the investigators, once Whitey Bulger was on the run, to the secret grave, created by Whitey Bulger. A real place particularly loved by “Whitey” where he buried most of his victims, they found six bodies there.
Kevin Weeks decided to collaborate with justice.

Weeks said to the police men he didn’t have any idea Jimmy Bulger was an informant of the FBI.

Arrested in 1999, his informations against Whitey meant to Weeks 5 years of prison.
Once out he became book author.

Weeks worked for the Winter Hill gang and in particular with Whitey Bulger from 1978 to 1994.
Kevin Weeks was a great friend of Whitey. He calls him during the interview: “Jimmy”.

Weeks doesn’t like the movie Black Mass.
He said the film is a “Bogus and although we really killed those people the movie is a fantasy”.

Weeks thinks that his character played by Jesse Plemons “Looks like a knuckle-dragging moron and I look like I have Down syndrome”.

According to Weeks there are various chronological errors and discrepancies. Weeks added also that Whitey had never sworn or yelled to them.

Weeks remarks the importance of their dirty business and their status, not “captured” to him in Black Mass: “We’re portrayed as these low-life thugs that are borderline morons who haven’t washed for weeks. At night we were wearing $2,700 Louis suits”.


There is a real mysterious cold case in Boston called The Lady of the Dunes. This lady was found dead a big portion of head broken, 41 years ago, at the Race Point Dunes. Still unknown the identity.

At first people thought that maybe there has been the involvement of Jimmy Bulger but Kevin Weeks said during the interview, that no, there wasn’t any sort of involvement of Bulger.

Black Mass is with great success on theaters these weeks. The movie is based on the book written by Dick urlLehr and Gerard Gerard O'Neill O’Neil former journalists of the Boston 10929555_421228288050820_5264084193313585513_n 11143680_421228264717489_8379124047041460925_n Globe: Black Mass, Whitey Bulger new cover for Black Mass and a devil’s deal.

Anna Maria Polidori

Wow, “doctor” Johnny! Great job!

Posted in Johnny Depp, movies by Anna Maria Polidori on September 26, 2015

Hearing problems? Search for Johnny, the sweet chap of the hearing aids

Well, that Johnny is a compassionate man we knew it.
That he is a man plenty of surprises, well it’s not a novelty, but that he is also the most acclaimed and wanted “Hears doctor” of the world still unknown.

As maybe you will know The Hollywood Vampires these days are in Brazil for their concerts.

Pictures and articles one of these days.

Inserted in the concert festival there was also the donation planned by the band of the Hollywood Vampires at the international charity: Starkey Hearing Foundation. Their motto is: So the World May Hear.

The importance of hearing indispensable. If in your family there is some family member with this illness and disability you can discover with simplicity how invalidant can be for the person not hearing and what a powerful and dangerous wall can create this condition between the individuals breaking the facto every possibility of sociality and every possible little or long conversation.

Not hearing properly means also increasing dementia, caused by the constant isolation from the world surrounding the person with the problem.

That’s why it’s important not losing the hearing but also in case there is the perception that maybe something is starting to go wrong, to start to “wearing”, to use, as soon as possible hearing aids.
It’s not just a story of hears, it’s a story of “answer” from the brain.

More a brain is young and more the person will be happily cured by this disturb, and more the recovery will be good.

Wearing hears aids will prevent from an embarrassing and mainly sad and forced isolation.

Yeah. sometimes living isolated and not hearing what other people are saying can be good 😉 but not all the times.

The Starkey Hearing Foundation operates in 100 countries of the world and the mission is the one of presenting the gift of hearing to thousands of people each year who would otherwise live “in the isolation of a silent world”.

The charity thinks that sometimes the psychological barriers of a man, woman or kid with this sensorial deficit can’t be won but they love to repeat them: “You are important. You matter. You are a part of this community and our world. You deserve a chance to reach your full potential in life”.

Another important testimonial of the association: the ex President of the USA Bill Clinton.

With Johnny Depp the co-founder of the group Alice Cooper, and all the other members of the band.

These generous rockers, big smiles, joyous and happy, helped the doctor, of the structure located in Rio de Janeiro at putting correctly the hear aids at the various patients, more than 200, including adults and children.

And what a great excitement for everyone, children and ladies, doctors and nurses for this special and unforgettable rock ‘n’ roll-hearing-day!




Wow, amazing!

Anna Maria Polidori

“Whitey”, the puppy, the little kid and the discovery

Posted in black mass, Books, dick lehr, gerard o'neill, james whitey bulger, Johnny Depp, movies, scott cooper, warner br., whitey bulger by Anna Maria Polidori on September 26, 2015

During the first year on the run “Whitey” bought a puppy to a kid.

It was 1995 and Jimmy 11181839_422107524629563_434860139454374437_n“Whitey” Bulger on the run.
It was revealed days ago by the Globe 10929555_421228288050820_5264084193313585513_n 11143680_421228264717489_8379124047041460925_n the news that Jimmy “Whitey” Bulger during the first year spent on the run bought a little puppy to a kid.

The revelation because a novelist, Alison McLennan wrote to Whitey in prison immediately after his capture and when she told him where she lived, Ogden, Utah, Bulger didn’t lose any time. He spent some time there while on the run and he asked for some special information.

The mobster in fact bought in Ogden,Ogden Utah a puppy for a kid.

Whitey told in the letter: “I remember being in a mall, and we were looking at puppies in pet store. There was a little boy with his mother who wanted a certain puppy. We bought it for him (with mother’s consent). Hope it all worked out for all concerned. Real nice little boy”.
'Whitey' Bulger pictured in this undated photo

The novelist hadn’t never talked of this letter received in 2011.

Why telling the story now?

The novelist told to the Globe she wants to balance the Hollywood portrayal with “The voice of the real guy writing from prison”.

The novelist tried to search for this kid in 2013.

In Boston the trial vs.Bulger, in Ogden an appeal posted on a hometown blog: Indie Ogden Utah for searching for the ex-kid and the ex-puppy, now both adults.

A certain Nicky answered back after a while and wrote on the blog: “I believe that I was the boy that Mr. Bulger and his wife bought the puppy for”

Not only: the ex-kid affirms Whitey had presented to them a roll of cash for an amount of 11.000 dollars. They helped a family in need, he added the young man.

This final part must still be verified.

The story of the puppy was known also by the attorney Hank 700-467-1-697x340 modified Brennan and other ex affiliates of the mobster.

But why the novelist wrote at Bulger?

She based one of the character of her first novel: “Falling for Johnny” on Whitey Bulger.

Whitey Bulger answered back telling to the novelist he prefers to read nonfiction but wishing her good luck for the book.

On theaters Black Mass, directed by Scott Cooper, with Johnny 11990539_959839507391751_7320103322503005443_n Depp in the role of “Whitey” 11037470_421228974717418_3470184447073379789_n Bulger.

Anna Maria Polidori

Lucky Luke!

Posted in black mass, Books, dick lehr, gerard o'neill, james whitey bulger, Johnny Depp, movies, warner br., whitey bulger by Anna Maria Polidori on September 24, 2015

Jack Sparrow, a new, unusual handshake and a lot of fun for the young kid from Massachusetts on set of Black Mass

Luke Ryan the little actor played the role of the poor six-year-old Douglas Cyr, the son Whitey Bulger had had with Lindsey Cyr in 1967 and gone too soon in 1973 because of an illness caused by the use of an aspirin is very-well known in Massachusetts.

Since very little, at just 4 years, Luke started to acting in local productions and some commercials although now he can be seen also in The Equalizer and Love, Erupted Black Mass apart. treated the news of the appearance of Luke Ryan in the production Black Mass.

Luke Ryan was thrilled to be chosen to play such important and delicate role close to Johnny Depp and Dakota Johnson.

Two years ago the audition for the role.

Luke revealed that his Johnny Depp’s favorite character is not the Mad Hatter, or Edward Scissorhands, or Ed Wood, no, but another sly guy portrayed by Johnny with great success on-screen. Guess who? But of course pirate Jack Sparrow.

So, Luke asked often to Johnny of speaking as Jack Sparrow speaks while they were in a moment of pause on set.
The world of Pirates of the Carribean on set of Black Mass only for Luke.

Lucky Luke!

Luke revealed to the web magazine that thanks to Johnny: “I learned a new handshake”. It seems that Johnny Depp has a peculiar way for shaking hands and it is called: “Skin”.

Luke told: “That’s a Johnny Depp handshake”. So we all know now that in case we will shake the hand of Johnny Depp he will use a peculiar hand shake called: skin.

It is known that the palm of the hand is another vehicle for discovering another person’s soul.

Luke was born in Scituate and he is 8 years old.

Black Mass is now on theaters. Directed by Scott Cooper, Johnny Depp in the role of the mobster of South Boston Jimmy “Whitey” Bulger. The movie is based on the book written by Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill two former journalist of the Globe. Their book: Black Mass, Whitey Bulger, the FBI and a devil’s deal.

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Whitey, money and memorabilia

Memorabilia about Whitey waiting for rich people

Whitey Bulger is in a prison in Florida with two life sentences plus 5 years, given to him after a trial last 2013, but for sure the fame of his crimes and people who wants to buy some objects once property of the criminal is the same one known for a fan of an actor or a singer.

To possess something of him for some people indispensable.

Black Mass starring Johnny Depp in the role of the mobster, helped the Ebay sellers.

The Boston Globe in various pieces last days remarked what it is going on these days that Black Mass is out on theaters. Not only that oceanic crowds are in line at the theaters of the city and the entire Massachusetts for seeing Johnny 11223635_953956104646758_8765598244982848423_n Depp in action as their mythical criminal Jimmy “Whitey” Bulger, but that some people are also selling, with the idea of creating great money some items referred to Bulger.

The same Bulger, do not forget it, suggested to a pen-friend of selling soon or late the letters exchanged with him because it would have been a good business.

So: who is selling and why?

Phil Castinetti is the owner of Sportworld in Peabody and he purchased once the orange jumpsuit of Whitey, the one portrayed in various sketches created during the trial of 2013.

Castinetti said to the Globe he purchased it from a Bulger’s cellmate various time ago.

The purpose, evidently, wasn’t the one of keeping it but to sell it at a big price when the wind could have been more favourable.

The item put it on sale started the bid with $25,000. The man added: “Me and my wife are at odds over this, but, look, I sell memorabilia. If I don’t buy it, someone else will”.

At the same time the brother of one victim, Steve Davis, brother of Debra Davis is selling various sketches created during the trial vs. Bulger in 2013.

He wants to help, he said, doing so, the families of the victims.

Interviewed by the Globe Patricia Donahue, his husband died killed by “Whitey” in 1982 with Halloran said to the Globe that according to her although the effort of Davis is “Good-hearted” to her the government should pay them for the damage received.

She also added at the Globe if Davis had consulted her she wouldn’t never approved or suggested an initiative like this one.
“I don’t want people to take it the wrong way” added the widow of Donahue.

It hasn’t never reached a verdict against Whitey Bulger regarding the murder of Debra Davis.

Davis bought four sketches from Collins but put on Ebay only the most valuable ones.

One is about the verdict and another a sketch telling the first moments after the capture of the criminal.

Jimmy “Whitey” Bulger was discovered in Santa Monica on june 2011 after 16 years on the run.

One sketch was offered for sale for $500,00.

At the same time a polemic was born with Andy Kahan, reports the Globe. He is a victims advocate. According to him no one should sell for making money any kind of item of any criminal. He calls these objects not anymore memorabilia but “murderabilia”.

Davis is not surprised by polemics.
Although Kahan suggested him of remarking that the money will go to the family of the victims of Bulger, Davis added to the Globe10929555_421228288050820_5264084193313585513_n 11143680_421228264717489_8379124047041460925_n: “I’m not going to give them away for peanuts. They’re all framed”.

Anna Maria Polidori

The mobster and the attorney “vs.” Black Mass

Posted in black mass, Books, dick lehr, gerard o'neill, james whitey bulger, Johnny Depp, movies, scott cooper, warner br., whitey bulger by Anna Maria Polidori on September 23, 2015

The mobster and the attorney upset for the movie

Hank 700-467-1-697x340 modified Brennan is one of the attorneys of Whitey _bulger_ Bulger.

When the movie Black Mass was launched last week-end the mobster whitey from the Florida prison where he is incarcerated appeared pretty upset with Scott Cooper’s movie, Johnny 12038018_960614047314297_5677666097960539013_n 11224330_960122857363416_5955662391118486106_n Depp in the role of Whitey bBulger.

From jail he asked to the attorney Brennan of let know his personal position about the movie and the book written by Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill staffers of the Globe. Something known: Whitey Bulger has never particularly loved the book by the two investigative reporters of the Globe: Black Mass,new cover for Black Mass Whitey Bulger, the FBI and a devil’s deal.

Hank Brennan started with Johnny NassauJune2005039.
“Johnny Depp might as well have played the Mad Hatter all over again as far as James Bulger is concerned”.

Brennan add, his client hasn’t seen the movie yet considering that Whitey is incarcerated and there is no cable.

It is still unclear if there is a theater in the prison and if in case it would be taken in consideration the projection of Black Mass and if Whitey Bulger would want to see it or just would decline to see portrayed on the screen his criminal life.

Hank Brennan continued speaking of the book Black Black Mass Book Cover Mass.

“That book and the premise are so deeply based in fiction that it has nothing to do with the real story”.

Brennan on Bulger’s case:

“The biggest tragedy at hand in this case has been that the federal government has continued to try to cover up their own responsibility and liability for the damage and deaths caused by their top-echelon informant program”.

Anna Maria Polidori

Boston curious to see on the big screen “Whitey” invaded all the theaters!

Posted in black mass, Books, dick lehr, gerard o'neill, james whitey bulger, Johnny Depp, movies, scott cooper, warner br., whitey bulger by Anna Maria Polidori on September 22, 2015

Bostonians searching for Whitey supported incredibly well Black Mass!

Great opening in the city for the movie with Johnny 11223635_953956104646758_8765598244982848423_n Depp Black Mass in the role of “Whitey” 11037470_421228974717418_3470184447073379789_n b 10305170_715174711858233_8488680009552227727_n (Copy 1) Bulger.

The ten percent, reported Variety of all the tickets sold during the week-end for Black Mass of the movie’s domestic box office came from Massachusetts. The Globe reported that all theaters sold out every show.

It’s understandable. People knew the criminal story of Jimmy “Whitey” Bulger and as I wrote a lot of times every Bostonian is considered a Son of that city. I didn’t doubt in a great answer like this one has been.

The movie received the first week of the launch a wonderful $23.4 million. Considering that the movie is rated, and can’t be seen by everyone, a great result. In general for the launch of a movie, Variety reports that the city of Boston influences nationally for 2.7% during an entire-week-end. In this case the percentage grew up at the 10%.
Black Mass close to Boston told the Warner Bros. over-indexed by 280%.

Black Mass audience: 56% male, 89% more than 25 years.

Johnny johnny156 Depp the biggest inspiration for people to going to the cinema.

Warner Bros. considering the mature age of people will see Black Mass are hoping that the wonderful result of the first week will be reason of many other success also during these next following weeks.

Goldstein added: “Older audiences don’t tend to come out on opening day or opening weekend. They find a movie over time”.

This one of the story of “Whitey” Bulger is not a “cold case”. This one is not a story passed at History. Not yet.
This one is a real story still very felt and fresh by all the protagonists as we will see later.

Another work inspired by Bulger was the documentary by Joe Berlinger: Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger”.

Many the actors involved in this production from Benedict Cumbertbatch, Joel Edgerton, Dakota Johnson, Juno Temple for a cost of 53 million dollars. The movie directed by Scott Cooper.

The movie is based on the book Black Mass,new cover for Black Mass Whitey Bulger, the FBI and a devil’s deal by the two former reporters of the Boston 10929555_421228288050820_5264084193313585513_n 11143680_421228264717489_8379124047041460925_n Globe Dick lehr2sm Lehr and Gerard Gerard O'Neill O’Neill.

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Whitey and religion? Forget the italian mafiosi-style

Whitey, religion and…Hell. Maybe

When I thought the first times at this mobster Bulger once Johnny afforded to Boston for the movie Black Mass I had a picture clear in my mind.

Apart that I lived all the situation with terror, I also thought: “He will be another typical mobster who keeps close to him The Holy Bible and tons of pictures of Saint Mary and other saints while he plans to kill someone. After all Whitey is catholic. Mamma mia!”.

Well, Whitey Bulger in this sense is strongly different from the italian mafiosi.

Shelley Murphy recently treated the topic for Crux, the branch of the Boston Globe born after the scandal of the pedophile priests.

Bulger was born catholic and was grown up as a catholic and he hasn’t never hidden it although when found in Santa Monica, the special agents of the FBI discovered a lot of guns, more than 800.000 dollars, a lot of books, but there is no mentions thank Lord of Holy Bibles or candles lighted close to some imagines of Saint Mary.

Forget it.

Once put in jail again after the arrest on late june 2011 yes, a lot of people started to send him every kind of religious material, said Bulger, from Bibles to prayer cards, in particular from Ireland, a catholic place and the United States.

“Many religious people out there want to save my soul and get me to heaven” declared Bulger once although he considered with a certain irony: “I haven’t done much to stop war or crime”.

The parents of Bulger were catholic and Jimmy like also all his other brothers and sisters received the sacraments.

Whitey changed a lot of schools because there were some problem with this kid. He didn’t pay attention to the various lessons, he didn’t reach any goal with success at school. Maybe he suffered of hyperactivity, who knows? His dad used also corporal remedies as well, but situation unchanged.

So his parents started to change many schools for this “difficult boy”.

One of the schools he attended was the Catholic Elementary School. A private institution.

Then his dad tried with public schools, but later Jimmy Bulger drop out from school. Forever.

A success of the nuns of the Catholic Elementary School?
Whitey learnt a perfect penmanship. If you observe a letter written by Whitey Bulger you can’t believe that with that same hand he also killed people.
It’s in fact an elegant way of writing, old-fashioned and precise. It’s impressive.

Bad friendships mean all for a teenager or still a kid, it is true.

Who knows why two parents like James Bulger senior and his wife, who followed with great attention Jimmy during the school, trying all the possible for giving him an instruction didn’t understand how dangerous could potentially be the new weird friends of their son.

While his brother Bill served as an altar boy and her mom was an active member of their parish in South Boston, Whitey started to prefer other kind of friendships.

The new group of friends of Whitey some ex-convicts.
young james bulger

They said him that they could make easy cash. In what way? It was a story of…banks.

The first arrest at 13 years, the discovery of religion when Whitey was put in jail at 26 years.

He started to correspond with a bunch of people, including a priest, a jesuit, Rev. Robert Drinan, family friend and friend also with Bill Bulger. Bill had known him while he was attending the Boston College.

Priests have always helped Whitey Bulger to sorting out his problems although it is still unclear how great was the real devotion of the mobster for God.

Once released from jail in fact, he didn’t work with pleasure as promised.
Jimmy Bulger promised to become a good boy, but he was back to crime pretty soon.

Young Whitey

Later the entrance in the Winter Hill Gang,that existed from a lot of time.

The Winter Hill gang hasn’t been created by Whitey.

Later, the unholy alliance with the FBI and the escalation of power, and the born of “Whitey” whitey 4 Bulger as the biggest mobster of South Boston.

Whitey maybe believes in Paradise, Purgatory and Hell because once, in a letter written at a friend from jail he said him that the cell was cold. “I’ll welcome the warmth of Hell if there is a Hell”.

Who knows God’s plans… Not any soul is lost ’til the end.

Black Mass is on theaters. Directed by Scott Cooper, and starring Johnny Johnny Venice Depp as Whitey 11037470_421228974717418_3470184447073379789_n b Bulger, the movie is based on the book written by DickDick Lehr 7 Lehr and Gerard O’Neill two staffers of the Globe: Black Mass, Whitey Bulger, the FBI and a devil’s deal.

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source: Crux, Shelley Murphy

Curious to see the fictional Douglas Cyr?

Posted in black mass, Books, dick lehr, gerard o'neill, james whitey bulger, Johnny Depp, music, scott cooper, warner br., whitey bulger by Anna Maria Polidori on September 20, 2015

Here a picture with Johnny Depp/Whitey Bulger with Luke Ryan in the role of Douglas Glenn Cyr

Whitey Bulger has been a terrible mobster and killed a lot of people and caused sufferance introducing in South Boston various kind of drugs and other crimes as well have been committed by him and the Winter Hill Gang, but something beautiful was born from this man: a Douglas Cyr son.

Unwanted and unexpected. Unwanted not because Whitey Bulger didn’t love kids. No. It was because he understood that in his position a kid would have meant another problem for him.

He understood that he had chosen a life where kids and a regular family couldn’t be admitted.

Lindsey Cyr as it happened for the other molls of Whitey, fell in love profoundly for the mobster and after a while she became pregnant. Whitey clarified: “I don’t want other children!” for starting.

Lindsey accepted this ultimatum and in the while Douglas Glenn was born. The last name the one of the mother, and a friend of Lindsey Cyr recognized as biological dad the baby for avoiding any kind of speculation about the paternity of the baby and keeping the baby safe.

For Whitey this unexpected son became reason of joy.
He loved to spend his spare time with him and Lindsey.
The toddler was also brought a lot of times at the house of Bill Bulger, Whitey’s brother.
No one would have suspected that in 1973, the baby was born in 1967, for curing just a seasonal disturb he would be dead after a while because of the use of a common aspirin.

He was just six years old.
That son, the light in a tunnel of obscurity and horror that the same Whitey had created for himself and that he had chosen once. Now this light was gone, switched off. Forever. Too soon. Douglas alive only in his memories.

As this unexpected joy arrived bringing with it all the possible tenderness, the departure, shocking and devastating for the mobster.

The relationship with Lindsey Cyr continued for other seven years.

Whitey and Lindsey broke up in 1980.

Lindsey remained always affectionated to Whitey, and Whitey a constant presence in her life, surprising her at the end of 80s, calling her when he left Boston in 1995 because an indictment was ready for him at the local agency of the FBI, wind changed, and he needed to leave the city forever.

Whitey called her again in 2002-2003.

In 2010 Lindsey Cyr revealed at the Boston Globe in an exclusive interview that the real dad of Douglas Glenn was Whitey Bulger.

This son was dead from a lot of time and a secret like this one too heavy to be kept.

Once captured in Santa Monica on june 2011, Lindsey Cyr continued to support Whitey Bulger, and declared various times she can’t believe possible that the man she had falling in love with and with which she had had a son had committed according to most people all the horrors he has committed.

Enjoy the picture of Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger with the little actor in the role of Douglas Cyr.


Black Mass is on theaters and Johnny in the role of Whitey bulger60bug-crop Bulger. The movie based on the book written by Dick url Lehr and Gerard Gerard O'Neill (Boston Globe pic) O’Neill two former journalists of the Boston 10929555_421228288050820_5264084193313585513_n 11143680_421228264717489_8379124047041460925_n Globe: Black Mass,new cover for Black Mass Whitey Bulger, the FBI and a devil’s deal.

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