Machine Gun Kelly
“Machine Gun Kelly” might refer to a musician today but for those with a sense of history, it will always refer to the notorious gangster of the 1920s. Born George Kelly Barnes in 1895, the gangster, bootlegger, and eventual kidnapper came from a well-to-do family. His parents were insurance executives but despite the stable upbringings, Kelly chose a life of crime.
Along his wayward road, he met Kathryn Thorne who helped turn him from a petty criminal to one of the first guests of the infamous Alcatraz Prison. Here’s how Machine Gun Kelly went from a failed college student to one of America’s most high-profile criminals.
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Kellar Ellsworth was born and raised in Hawaii. He is an avid traveler, surfer and lover of NBA basketball. He wishes he could have grown up in the free love era!