You are bidding on very rare and one of a kind embroidered pajamas from L.A. Mob Boss, Mickey Cohen.
These are in excellent condition.
This is a beautiful pajama set, one of many from Cohen's extensive wardrobe.
A perfect example of Cohen's class, elegance and the pride that he took in his appearance.
Jim Smith Jr., his father, was Mickey Cohen's right hand Man.
When Mickey Cohen died his father took over most of Mickey's possessions. Mickey Cohen's appearance was very important to him. He spent a lot of his money on clothes and even his sleepwear. He had the best wardrobe money could buy and at one time he even owned his own clothing store.
Mickey Cohen was Ben "Bugsy" Siegel's right hand man. After Ben Siegel was knocked off by his Syndicate partners for skimming from the Flamingo, Mickey Cohen took over the mob's West Coast. He took over for Ben and was very successful. "I took over from Benny right away on instructions from the people back east," he said. "Naturally, I missed Benny, but to be honest with you, his getting knocked off was not a bad break for me. Pretty soon I was running everything out "Cohen's famous quote was "I never killed a man who didn't deserve it." Cohen hung around with all of the Top celebrities and political figures. He was very good friends with Frank Sinatra and the Rat pack. In January of 1972 Mickey was released from the Federal Penitentiary. Jim Smith picked him up from prison and was with him everyday for the rest of Mickey's life.
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