Nothing wears a body out like trick-or-treating or strangling young women. Here Whitey grabs a quick nap with Catherines poodles, Nikki and Gigi. Dressed to kill
By Howie Carr | Wednesday, October 31, 2007 |
Still looking for that perfect Halloween costume to wear to the parties this evening?
Why not take a fashion hint from Bostons First On-the-Lam Couple, Whitey Bulger and Catherine Greig? Oh sure, nowadays the wrinkly fugitives may be dressing down as dowdy tourists in Sicily, but once upon a time, they did it up right. Here are six photos of the fun couple out of character, four of them published for the first time.
Halloween was always a big holiday for Whitey, who now has a $1 million bounty on his head. Whitey loved dressing in costume; you can see one of his most famous photos below. Hes rumored to have disguised himself as a priest, and as an old lady.
Then there was his matching leather overcoat and hat, which prompted one wag to ask, Hey Whitey, how fard you have a chase a waiter down Columbus Avenue to steal that outfit?
Whitey also was known for hanging around outside houses in the dark. Once, before fleeing the United States for good in 1996, he went to the Virginia home of one of his fellow Alcatraz cons. As the ex-jailbird walked up the steps, Whitey stepped out of the shadows and demanded assistance, using words much scarier than Trick or Treat.
Catherine Greig, who at 56 is 22 years younger than Whitey, was a standard-issue party girl in the decade when half the population had a license plate on the front of their car with a marijuana leaf and a caption that said Arrive Stoned. However, she is also a twin, and most twins dress at least well enough so as not to embarrass their closest sibling.
Meanwhile, the legend of Whitey continues to grow as the 13th anniversary of his flight approaches in late December. This week two more film crews have been in the area - one British outfit is preparing a documentary on the Boston underworld, with heavy emphasis on Whitey. And a network piece on yet another member of the Winter Hill Gang may run on prime-time TV within a few weeks.
As for this evening, if you see an old geezer hobbling up your front steps who looks like hes pushing 80, who has a buck knife in his boot and who snarls at you, Trick or treat, bleepster, forget the Baby Ruths. Call 911. It could be worth a million bucks.
from Tom Taylor’s radio-info.com newsletter (free via email):
“The other rumor-with-legs is about Howie Carr. You may be as tired of hearing about Howie as you are about the Red Sox (unless youre actually in New England), but bear with me for a moment. Greater Media said in Mondays statement that its keeping all its options open with respect to Howies situation vis-à-vis Entercom and his future. What if one of those options is simply putting Howie on the air at WTKK (96.9), and letting the chips fall where they may?”
Hmm...would they risk it? Lawsuits could be launched
right away though and they’d prob. have to pull him off
immediately if Entercom got a judge to issue a
cease and desist order...