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Myalcaponemuseum Reviews


The following kind blurbs for my site are really appreciated! It makes the long nights alone spent working on this site all worthwhile.



For a rich collection of (often exclusive) pictures, facts and photos of artifacts—the result of a lifetime's unceasing and meticulous research into even the minutia of Capone and those somehow connected to him—we recommend the Web site
of Mario Gomes. Inexhaustible research with great results. Mr. Gomes has done a splendid job and is, indeed, a Capone-aholic!
Robert J. Schoenberg, author of Mr. Capone



I recently acquired a historical Chicago mob-related artifact. Having referenced Mario’s comprehensive website many times in the past, I was hoping he could help further authenticate it for me. After providing a number of images of the item and corresponding documentation, Mario thoroughly examined the materials and concluded that it was indeed the real deal. Based on his expertise and knowledge, Mario outlined a detailed step-by-step explanation as to how he came to his conclusion. Mario was quick to respond to my inquiry, answered all of my questions and was courteous throughout the process. Needless to say, it set my mind at ease to know that one of the leading  authorities in the field confirmed its authenticity. Thanks again.
Mike Binius




"My Metal Band just finished our newest album and it's all based on Early Gangland Chicago. Your site was a one stop shop for all the great old info. Thanks. I'll thank you on the album."
Steve - THESE ARE THEY - CHICAGO DEATH METAL SUPREME!




"After doing months and months of research on Capone's life for my one man show; King of the City; an evening with Al Capone, I discovered Mario's site and was blown away. The info on Al, his collegues, the pictures, facts and items, etc. are amazing. This is the Bible of the Underworld! "
Robert Gallo, Hollywood Actor, Starred in the mob drama "Street Boss" and co-starred with Talia Shire in a comedy called "The Deported". Has appeared on many television shows such as Becker, The Ex- files, NYPD Blue, ER, Lois and Clark, Cagney and Lacey, The A-Team, St . Elsewhere, Falcon crest etc..




"The Al Capone Museum is an important biographical archive which chronicles the life of Al Capone. It offers a fascinating slice of useful social and cultural history that Al Capone helped define. The magic of this on-line resource is that the history is presented not only through narratives and photographs; but emerges as a vibrant archive containing personal artifacts to help bring this history to life. Mario Gomes knows the territory and is the definitive source on Capone. I highly recommend Mario's website to both the serious and casual researcher."
 Michael Esslinger author of the book Alcatraz: A Definitive History of the Penitentiary Years



"Love your site".
Matt Lee, Editor - in- Chief ,The Men's book / Modern Luxury magazines




"I thought I knew quite a bit about Chicago’s Prohibition Era mobsters -- until I encountered Mario Gomes. His knowledge of the period must exceed that of any person living, and his memory for details is rivaled only by his research capabilities. He should have been the keeper of Al Capone’s personal memoirs, except that we’d probably have lost him to Frank Nitti’s purge of old Outfit loyalists, or to some vengeful remnant of the North Side gang."
 William J. Helmer, author of The Gun That Made The Twenties Roar,The St. Valentine's Day Massacre, Madman In The Tower.
coauthor of Public Enemies; America's Criminal Past 1919-1940 ,The Complete Public Enemy Almanac,Baby Face Nelson,John Dillinger The Untold Story,The Quotable Capone.



Mario Gomes has provided the interested reader an invaluable and exhaustive gold mine of information on the gangster era. It is the straight story, correcting misinformation and providing a wealth of new information. This is the source for anyone looking for facts on the famous gangsters!
 Jim Ridings, author of "Len Small, Governors And Gangsters."



"No man alive knows Al Capone better than Mario Gomes.
His aid to me has been incalculable and his Al Capone
Museum website is the product of years of dedicated
research and a tremendous ongoing crusade for both
detail and accuracy. One could read every Capone
biography to date and still not attain Mario's massive
expertise on Capone and Twenties Chicago. This site
blazes like a Tommygun."
The late and great Rick Mattix, co-author of The Complete Public Enemies Almanac





"The internet's oldest and strongest Capone site. Mario has been interested in Capone and Chicago gangland history since 1987 (and it shows)! He's talked to all the historians and researchers, as well as some knowledgeable family members, to find out what there is to find out about the man and his times."
John Binder,  Chicago Gangland historian and author of The Chicago Oufit.





"Highly recommended for the serious researcher or the casual reader, Mario's My Al Capone Museum is a clear oasis of fact amongst a plethora of websites that often blur real Capone and Chicago Prohibition gang history with the usual hand-me-down legends and myths. Arguably among the most knowledgeable persons of the era, Mario is the real deal! Stay here or else..."
Mars Eghigian Jr., author of After Capone: The Real Untold Life and World of Chicago Mob Boss Frank 'the Enforcer" Nitti.





"If this was Prohibition Era Chicago, Mario Gomes would be bumped off for knowing too much. When it comes to Al Capone & the golden age of Chicago gangland; if Mario doesn't know about it, it didn't happen."
Patrick Downey, author of Gangster City : The History of the New York Underworld 1900-1935




"Mario Gomes has given us an encyclopaedic treatment of the Chicago
gangster. Packed with unique photos, personal anecdotes, and information
collected from official sources, this website presents current and future
researchers of Chicago's gangster past with all they need, whether it's to
write a book report... or even a book!"
Rose Keefe, Author of Guns and Roses: the Untold Story of Dean O’Banion, Chicago’s Big Shot Before Al Capone , The Man Who Got Away: The George ‘Bugs Moran Story and The Starker: Big Jack Zelig, the Becker-Rosenthal Case, and the Advent of the Jewish Gangster




"Great Website you have."
Chuck Goudie, Chicago's ABC 7 Investigative reporter.