5 New York Gangster Nightclubs

Join Michael Cannell as he lists several popular hangouts for flappers and mobsters alike in a speakeasy-filled 1920s New York. Michael's new book—A Brotherhood Betrayed—relates the rise of Murder Inc. and the one man who played a key role in its collapse. Plus, comment for a chance to win a copy!

When Prohibition shut off the taps on January 17, 1920, everything changed. The roaring twenties came on “with a bang of bad booze, flappers with bar legs, jangled morals and wild weekends,” the singer Hoagy Carmichael said.

For mobsters, the explosion of speakeasies and illicit nightclubs was an unexpected windfall. Men who had scrabbled for lowly thug wages now counted their bootleg money by the pile. They were fixtures at New York nightclubs, where they jigged to jazz with flappers and drank champagne with blinged out chorus girls. Here’s a look at five New York nightspots where you could party with gangsters if you went out for a rave in the roaring twenties:

 

Hotsy Totsy Club

The Irish-American bootlegger Legs Diamond owned a share of the second-floor Hotsy Totsy Club, at 1721 Broadway, in order to unload unsold whiskey, and because he loved to dance. The good times cam to an end on July 14, 1929 when he shot two men to death after they threatened a bartender. Diamond was charged with murder, but acquitted after five hundred witnesses all claimed their backs were turned.

 

Club Intime

To walk into Club Intime, hidden in the basement of the Hotel Harding, was to enter an exotic and vaguely dangerous world lined with red velvet and dimly lit by hanging Chinese lanterns. The club was presided over by wisecracking actress Texas Guinan, the queen of New York nightlife. Dutch Schultz eventually bought the club and renamed it Club Abbey, which was known for its transvestite review. The club closed in 1933 after a mobster brawl. Two years later Dutch Schultz himself would die after a shooting in a Newark chop house.

 

Casa Blanca Club

Mobster Larry Fay supplied his Casa Blanca Club, on West Forty-Seventh Street, with liquor smuggled from Canada in a fleet of taxis he owned. In the hours after a New Year’s Eve party, in 1933, a doorman shot him dead after a dispute over pay cuts.

 

The Stork Club

An Oklahoma bootlegger named Sherman Billingsley opened the Stork Club, on East 53rd Street, in 1929 as a speakeasy where he could play cards with friends. It served for years as a gangster clubhouse, a night spot where toughs mingled with debutantes, senators, home run hitters, and leading men. The exalted gossip columnist Walter Winchell filled his columns and radio show on chatter and hearsay brought to him at his private table.

 

The Cotton Club

In 1920, Jack Johnson, the first African-American heavyweight boxing champion, opened Club Deluxe in the heart of Harlem.

Three years later bootlegger Owney Madden, newly released from Sing Sing Prison, took it over and renamed it the Cotton Club. No nightclub could compete with the Cotton Club when it came to raucous music. Duke Ellington, and later Cab Calloway, performed nightly surrounded by half-naked dancers. Uptown was where the party crowd went to hear jazz performances by Lena Horne, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald and others. The Cotton  Club may have been a favored stage for the great African-American talent of the time, but the audience was strictly for whites only.

See Also: Review of Incendiary by Michael Cannell


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About Brotherhood Betrayed by Michael Cannell:

In the fall of 1941, a momentous trial was underway that threatened to end the careers and lives of New York’s most brutal mob kingpins. The lead witness, Abe Reles, had been a trusted executioner for Murder, Inc., the enforcement arm of a coast-to-coast mob network known as the Commission. But the man responsible for coolly silencing hundreds of informants was about to become the most talkative snitch of all. In exchange for police protection, Reles was prepared to rat out his murderous friends, from Albert Anastasia to Bugsy Siegel—but before he could testify, his shattered body was discovered on a rooftop outside his heavily-guarded hotel room. Was it a botched escape, or punishment for betraying the loyalty of the country’s most powerful mobsters?

Michael Cannell’s A Brotherhood Betrayed traces the history of Murder, Inc. through Reles’ rise from street punk to murder chieftain to stool pigeon, ending with his fateful death on a Coney Island rooftop. It resurrects a time when crime became organized crime: a world of money and power, depravity and corruption, street corner ambushes and elaborately choreographed hits by wise-cracking foot soldiers with names like Buggsy Goldstein and Tick Tock Tannenbaum.

For a brief moment before World War II erupted, America fixated on the delicate balance of trust and betrayal on the Brooklyn streets. This is the story of the one man who tipped the balance.

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Comments

  1. Wendy Pesce

    I just heard about Murder Inc. What a coincidence. I know my husband would love to read this book

  2. elvinoray

    Sounds fascinating

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  4. Susan Illis

    I loved reading about the NYC speakeasies. My last pre-pandemic vacation was to New York and I’m feeling nostalgic.

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    love the flappers

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    It was a hit to protect local & state politicians as well as corrupt police officers & the mafia itself

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  8. Elaine

    Fascinating time in US history. Looking forward to reading this book.

  9. Deborah Griffin

    It was a hit to protect crooked politicians, corrupt police officials and the mafia

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    Fascinating and a great feature.

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    Loved the clothes in the 20’s. This era has always intrigued me.

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  18. Barbara Henry

    What a wild and exciting era to live in! I would love to read more about it!

  19. Diane ONeal

    I have always wanted to go to a nightclub and drink gin fizzes

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    This sounds like an interesting book, and I would love to read it and then pass it on to a friend who reads extensively about this time period.

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    • Leeza Stetson

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  27. Steve Simon

    So cool and thanks for sharing. We of course all knew about The Cotton Club with many famous movies featuring the famous club. I truly think its incredible on the amount of research you did dedication and time it took for you to gather all this information. I keep picturing being alive back then and going out to these places. WOW. THANKS MICHAEL.

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    Having watched the Netflix doc. Fear City, I’d love to learn more. This book looks fascinating.

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    NYC the way it was!

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    I have this on hold at the library but would love to win it!

  32. Jean Feingold

    I am captivated by the women’s clothes in these photos. Hope the book has more!

    • Michael Cannell

      Jean, A Brotherhood Betrayed does include description of the gangster’s girlfriends — including their wardrobes!

  33. Milly Virus

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    When will the decision be made on who will be so fortunate to get a free copy of this book?

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    I’ve never read anything like this. I’ll be adding this one to my TBR pile.

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    I love reading books about the past…history is wonderful!

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    Gangsters Gun Molls. Speakeasys. Love. Them

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  49. Sally Schmidt

    Looks like a fascinating book, and those nightclubs sound wild.

  50. pamdarrah1

    We take speakeasy tours whenever we visit a new city. We love to here the stories from those secret places while enjoying a Prohibition era craft cocktails. The old gangster/mobster/organized crime era is fascinating.

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  54. CJ Earls

    We have romanticized the Mob of the 1920’s while overlapping overlooking their violent repercussions. This looks like a fascinating history of an era eerily similar to the street gangs of today.

  55. Tzipora

    I’m so intrigued to read the book now! I grew up in Detroit where a lot of Prohibition era smuggling across the border went down as well but I’m not sure I ever grasped just how widespread the underground alcohol drinking was until the reading the descriptions above especially the one for The Stork Club. Made me laugh that senators were in on it but then, of course.

  56. Mary Rempp

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  59. Ivy Pittman-Outen

    This truly sounds like a dynamic read! I have been fortunate to hear stories from many who have passed on about their escapades at the Cotton Club!

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  64. Cindi Hoppes

    The Roaring 20’s! What a time in America’s history… My dad was born in 1918, and related a few stories about that era and prohibition to me. I find this book very fascinating.
    Many thanks, Cindi

  65. BushehriHouseReads

    The Stork Club sounds like a place I would’ve gone to if I lived in that time. I get the vibe that it was a place where anyone could come and play and hang out. I am putting this on my want to read list for my next book to read, right away. 🙂

    • Michael Cannell

      BushehriHouseReads, the gossip columnist Walter Winchell occupied a special table at the Stork Club. He played a key role in this story, acting as a liaison between J. Edgar Hoover of the FBI and the mob lord Lepke Buchalter.

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  69. peter gladue

    Would make a great series, feature a different club each week, highlight why went to that club

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  71. Ted Berggren

    My son is the “mob” expert in the family and has participated in podcasts on the subject. I would love to give him a copy of this.

  72. Mary Henaghen

    This looks so cool.

  73. Susan Quinn

    wow…so intriguing…before even my parent’s time, but grew up in Queens NY and looking forward to reading this book!!

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    thanks for the chance to win . . . ….

  75. Rose Marcin

    I love this era! Excited to read this!

  76. Peter W.

    Gangster history! Yes!

  77. Barbara Lima

    In 1964, my future husband and I saw Lena Horne at a nightclub in the LA area. It was wonderful. Very classy lady.

  78. Helen Allman

    Looks intriguing.

  79. Louis Burklow

    I’m fascinated by Prohibition and the way it contributed to lawlessness. A mystery set in that time is something I look forward to reading. Great period photos for this post.

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    Thank you for the opportunity!!📚📚📚 1920’s is my favorite subject to read about.

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    This was au h a fascinating time in American history!

    • David Cole

      Should say “such” a fascinating time!

  82. Eileen Krueger

    Sometimes I think it would’ve been fun to live in those times, but then I read about all that happened and the violence, and I think not. Looking forward to this great read.

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    Thanks so much for this giveaway

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    MURDER, INC. IS A SCARY RELIC WITH GHOSTS

    AS AL CAPONE.

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  86. Jackie r Morris

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  89. carloshmarlo

    What a time that must have been. I’m sure any night at any one of those famous nightspots would be a night worth remembering. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of A Brotherhood Betrayed.

  90. Jerry Terfinko
  91. Joe

    I love the roaring 20’s I wish I live in that era!

  92. Jerry Terfinko

    Murder inc, flappers, speak easy’s I’m in.

  93. smabrames

    I am fascinated with the “mob” and would love the opportunity to read A Brotherhood Betrayed. Thank you!

  94. Donald Cosney

    Brotherhood Betrayed appears to be a great story, history of the New York mobs. I’m looking forward to reading this one.

  95. R J Newhouse

    I think we have a new version of Murder Inc. these days. Over 210,000 needlessly. trump’s niece accuses him of mass murder. No matter who does it, murder is murder. I have a spot on my bookshelf open.

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  100. Michelle South Willms

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  101. paul klumbach

    i would love to have a few flappers to hang with-they were not stupid.

  102. Mary McElhatton

    What a fascinating part of New York history

  103. MATT DRENKHAN

    Book sounds great. Hope to get my hands on it

  104. Zoe

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  107. Christal M

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  108. Karey L. Newton

    I always liked this era in history-ruthless and betrayal at its best😊

  109. Erika G Miller

    This book sounds exciting to read as well as informative of an important part of American history.

  110. Linda Peters

    These sound like great reads of a by gone era, thanks

  111. Kelly Kuharik

    Would love a copy of this!

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  114. conshocky

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  115. Lana Maskus

    I love to read about the Prohibition era. It would be wonderful to win a copy of A Brotherhood Betrayed.

  116. Lana Maskus

    Sounds like an interesting read.

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  118. Melissa A Frazell

    This period in history is so interesting! This book sounds like a great page turner!

  119. Nissa Evans

    This is a book I would love to read because it combines all the topics that are my favorite, true crime, history and biography.

  120. Michele Ro

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  122. Debi Nolan

    I have always been fascinated by that time period. The book sounds really interesting and I would love to win.

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  124. Deb Philippon

    I*ve always been fascinated by this time period. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  125. Judith

    I know nothing about these speakeasy/nightclubs, but they sound fascinating! Would live to read more about this time in NYC.

  126. Douglas Abramson

    I have a couple of souvenirs from The Stork Club from when my grandfather used to go out on the town.

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    I love true crime novels, and this one sounds fascinating!

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    It looks like a real winner you can’t put down

  129. Ronald L Weston

    Sounds like a fascinating read. I remember reading a true crime paperback about Murder, Inc. when I was a teenager in the late 50s/early 60s. I think it’s time to reacquaint myself.

  130. Melissa Lawrence

    I would love to win a copy of this. Allegedly my grandfather worked for Al Capone…but that may be just a rumor…

  131. Jackie Basnight

    I have always been fascinated with the swinging 1920s. The flappers, the beads, the music, the fashion, the mobsters. I would really love to read this book.

  132. Rosi Hollinb

    This is a fascinating time in our history. Thanks for the interesting post.

  133. Carol Boisjoly

    I liked the summary of the books that were given. I can’t wait for them to come Out in the stores. I love reader that part of history. I feel like I am reliving that era. I can hear the music ,people talking ,dancing etc. And Michael Cannell has done his research real good. He is a excellent writer .

  134. Shannon Capelle

    Thanks for the chance

  135. Kira Hodge

    A Brotherhood Betrayed looks really good. That timeframe is really interesting.

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    Makes me want to ask, “What about the sisterhood?” LOL
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  137. Dixie Neitzel

    Would love to win a copy of this book. I’ve always found the mob fascinating!! Thanks for the chance!!

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    I’m very interested in reading this book

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    A Brotherhood Betrayed by Michael Cannell is a most interesting revelation about the rise and fall of the coast to coast mob network known as the ‘Commission’ and the man who had his hand involved completely. This is truly an interesting story I would find fascinating and truly would enjoy reading.

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    Sounds fascinating.

  144. macoyote44

    This review makes me want to pick up the book and read it non-stop. Being from Long Island annd born in 1944, i am familiar with the locations and some of the people mentioned. I have heard stories of the 20’s from my grandparents and parents, i remember murder Inc., and the Senate rackets hearings. This is my kind of book!

  145. Christtine Shutt

    I, think the book would be a, fascinating read. I, am anxious to read it. Applying for free win. Thanks Christine Shutt

  146. Christine Shutt

    I, think the book would be a, fascinating read ! Hopeing to win this. Thank you, Christine Shutt

  147. LINDA COSBY

    I would like to read this book.

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    This sounds so cool. Thanx for the chance at it!

  149. Peggy Miller

    This is an interesting era, and this book covers many stories from this time.

  150. Blakely656

    Prohibition was the worst domestic mistake of the 20th century. Organized crime was born of bad laws, and still thrive on bad laws.

    • Blakely656

      Would like to read the book.

  151. Karen A.

    I can’t wait to read this book.

  152. burt

    pour me a double

  153. Dean Abelon

    Thanks for the club tour. I was named for a grand uncle killed in Boston’s Coconut Grove fire.

  154. Debra I Cornett

    Mr Cannell has written a very interesting book about a very interesting period in American history.

    • Debra I Cornett

      Done

    • Michael Cannell

      Thank you Debra! It was a fun book to write, as you can imagine, with gangland’s greatest informant and Murder Inc — all set in New York of the 1930s.

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  156. Eric Starker

    Sounds like a great read. Hope to win a copy!

  157. Wilifred Alire

    Looks very interesting, famous gangsters, twenties nightclubs, thank you for a chance to win.

  158. sue r

    I can’t wait to read a Brotherhood Betrayed. Looks very interesting.

  159. Michelle Williams
  160. Michelle Williams

    I’ve missed Boardwalk! Would be awesome to receive a free copy.

  161. carm

    This sounds like such an intriguing read. Love to read about about different times and mostly about my old neighborhood. Grew up very close to Coney Island (Bensonhurst) so can actually picture it. I hope I get to win a copy of this fascinating read. Right up my alley

  162. Kristi

    I heard about the Murder, Inc in the Mob Museum in Las Vegas. Fascinating history.

  163. [email protected]

    Love the nostalgia, of the time period. Enjoy all the old Hollywood films featuring the clubs. This will be a great book to read all about them!

  164. Toni Tuve

    Love this time era would absolutely love to read this book

  165. jason fiske

    This book looks great. Lot of time went into this book it seems.

  166. SUSAN GANNON

    An era I wish to explore Thanks for the chance to win

  167. Darcia

    I’m fascinated by this era. Sounds like a great read!

  168. Brian Faucette
  169. Brian Faucette

    I really cannot wait to read this important book that sheds more light on the connections between the mob and American entertainment in the 1930s and 1940s.

    • Michael Cannell

      Brian, wait to read about Big Gangi Cohen, the Murder, Inc. gunman who escaped to become a Hollywood extra. His way of hiding from his former associates was to appear in movies! What a character.

  170. downeaster

    I love reading about that period, so this book is totally up my alley.

  171. Elaine Harper

    I’ve always been fascinated with the 20’s and haven’t seen a good factual book about it in a long while. Looking forward to this one and, of course, from Cannell! Listening to Incendiary on Audible right now!

  172. Saundra K. Warren

    practically from another world

  173. Pat Hoffarth

    My husband would love this book and I would too!

  174. Kayla Kalnasy

    The book sounds great! My great-grandfather was a bootlegger in the Midwest during Prohibition, so I’m always fascinated by the stories from that time.

  175. Leslie Ferrari

    Sounds great, I look forward to reading it.

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    Sounds like a very interesting book!

  177. charles guarnieri

    im a big fan of the mob im full italian the book is awesome i hope to meet the actors in the book one day in person

  178. sue weatherbee

    Sounds like a great read, hard to believe it was 100 years ago!

  179. tjchinn

    I LOVE history and can’t wait to get my hands on this book!!

  180. Del Deleon

    Can’t wait to see if there are any correlations in today’s times.

  181. cheralyn

    I love reading true crime stories about that era..”A Brotherhood Betrayed” sounds fascinating. I definitely want to read it!

  182. Pat Murphy

    This sounds I it would be good addition to my crime section of my library. Love to read about the Roaring 20s.

  183. Erika Lane

    Would love to travel back to these days, even just for one night.

  184. Robert Grieco

    Can’t wait to read this one. Looks like a winner!!!

  185. Pat S Martin

    A slice of life from an exciting era. Intricate situations, fascinating people with many stories to share. I can’t wait to read the entire book!

  186. Tamara Seward

    This is sounds like so intriguing. Being an aspiring true crime writer I’d look forward to reading history through Michael Cannell’s voice to see how he brings history into the present.

  187. Rachael Pendleton

    Sounds very interesting.

  188. CHRISTINE WHITE

    The flapper mob book fascinates me! I hope to win a copy!

  189. Connie Bryant

    I found this post very interesting to read and I enjoyed the pictures. I think there are a lot of stories that could come out of this time period.

  190. Jennifer Graham

    I like it

  191. Crystal Blackburn

    This book sounds interesting. I’d like to read it.

  192. Andrea Hakala

    Some of the best stories are the true ones. That era of American history has really good stories!

  193. Steven Packard

    Looking forward to a good read.

  194. Laura Earickson

    I love to read books about the old time mobsters

  195. Rick

    All very interesting

  196. Martha DeMarco

    This sounds like a great book, love reading about the gangsters from the past.

  197. Larena Hubble

    This sounds very interesting.

  198. LeMinou

    It sounds fascinating. I love historical books from this time period. Thanks for the chance.

  199. Tatiana deCarillion

    Haven’t read or watched a good mob story in awhile. Sounds good to me!

  200. Richard Robinson

    Looks like a great read! I am interested in that time period!

  201. Melisende

    A fascinating read on a popular period of history. Will make a nice addition next to my much worn copy of Crime Inc by Martin Short

  202. Linda Leonard

    I think I’d really enjoy reading this book. Years ago I read about Joe Valachi and I’d like to learn more about Reles and Murder Inc. Thanks for the chance.

  203. Theresa Snyder

    I need to read this one!!! Love reading books about this time in our history! And those pics – the clothes!!!!

  204. Melissa Keith

    I’d rather be reading then sleeping with fishes!

  205. Rhonda Stefani

    I’ve always loved reading & learning about the roaring 20’s, such an interesting time frame. As a native New Yorker I’ve also had a longtime love of all things gangster & mob related, put this book on my reading list as soon as I was aware of it. Would absolutely love to get a copy to read!

  206. Kathryn Finn

    Thank you for the chance. Would love to read this; sounds like quite the mystery to unravel.

  207. Craig Clarkson

    I like non fiction more than any other read – I absolutely want to have this book in my collection

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