A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Monday, November 9, 2015
11/9/1990 The Krays slither in
November 9, 1990. You may have heard about a movie based on
the true story of Reggie and Ronnie Kray, twin gangsters who were
leaders of organized crime in London in the swinging sixties. That
would be Legend, starring Tom Hardy, and opening November 20.
But on this date in 1990 The Krays opened. It starred Gary and Martin Kemp, and Billie Whitelaw.
The Krays were vicious criminals but they left a surprising trail through popular culture. Remember the Piranha Brothers?