Mobster - Big Jim Colosimo


James "Big Jim" Colosimo (born Giacomo Colosimo) was an Italian-American mob crime boss who built a criminal empire in Chicago based on prostitution, gambling, and racketeering. Immigrating from Italy at the end og the 19th century, he gained power through petty crime and the heading of a chain of brothels. From about 1902 until his death in 1920, he would lead a gang that would be known after his death as the Chicago Outfit . Johnny Torrio, an enforcer Colosimo imported in 1909 from New York, seized control after his death. It was alleged that Al Capone, a Torrio henchman, was directly involved in the murder.



Brownstone
A real Mustache Pete!
deedooc
No Honor amongst thieves So Big Jim's Underboss gets him killed by his friend Yale who was killed by his friend ex Employee Al Capone
Green Infrastructure Buffalo NY Buffalo NY
It may be crime, corruption, violence, extortion, name it...etc... but it IS American history and it is part of our heritage - like it or not. Thanks for the historic vid! 
hunter thompson
"Hinky Dink" and "bathouse" what a great pair of nick names! LOL!!!
JR S
good vid i cant believe this was made. my mothers median name is Colosimo. my great grandfather and big jim are first cousins. its cool to see and hear about the crazy history
2JOHNNYT
lol - Diamond JIm out BLINGED the brothers by decades!
Jejaka Idaman
This Big Jim Colosimo is from neapolitan family , naples italy, he is nothin to do with sicilian. please mention that he hes from neapolitan family. THANK YOU for the very nice compilation
Harry100
That was typical of the Church at the time. He wasn’t denied a Catholic burial for having been a crime lord, selling women left and right and extorting money, but for having been divorced and remarried. He finally went too far!
infernalfemme
it's ca -LAH - bree - a
Mike on the Mersey From Liverpool
Vampire????? They bleed people dry.......maybe?
Clean Cut Connection
Nice work, Subbed, Thanks...
Judah Katz
He's one the old..... Mustache Pete's
metalbornmetalbred
Hey man, thanks for the advice on the Donnie Brasco film. I watched it the other night. One of the best films I have ever seen!
Flint Ironstag
Big Jim should have retired when prohibition came along. Let Torrio run the show and keep the prostitution and extortion rackets for himself. He would have been better off doing that, don't you think? :-)
martadoso9
THANKS FOR SHORT BIO ON"BIG JIM COLOSIMO"...
Qiller Daemon
2126 S Wabash Ave, Chicago: it's now a gated parking lot right by a White Castle. But the building on the other side of where his restaurant was is still there, used to be a garage and auto parts store, now a gangster themed dinner theatre.
nodinitiative
wow, this really explains a lot on why a king Pin gangster like Big Jim was all alone at the restaurant during Season 1, episode 1 of Boardwalk Empire.
Pengumpkin
The last name is pronounced wrong.
Vic singfield
nothings changed
JAG312
Not to be confused with my cousin's husband, Big Jim Collasanno.
Charles B
Wow, the democratc party has not changed in Chicago for 100 years.
BigSi 2017
Had to send for them N.y gangsters huh?? Boy I said it before N.y bred the most vicious gangsters in the early 20th century. Damn that place must of been hell on earth in the 1800's.
Aaron Granda
I didn't know Torrio was that ruthless. I thought he was more of a gentleman.
Andy Densmore
It is said that big jims ghost is haunting the restaurant in Chicago as well as the graveyard
Cordell Van der Merwe
I thought Frankie Yale clipped him..I might by wrong tho
brian kelly
Do not stand at my gave and weep I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on snow.I am the sunlight On the ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn’s rain.When you awaken in the morning hush, I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night.Do not stand at my grave and cry. I am not there. I did not die.
Billy Shannon
Cool vids keep em coming
Jonathan Petrizzo
Big Jim doesn’t shine shoes anymore but he never had the makings of a varsity athlete
Had Enough
It's Ca-LA-Bria, not Ca-la-BRIA
johnnynoirman
Everybody love Big Jim! But...Business is a business. Requiesce in Pace... Don Costello who played Don Victor Stacci in THE GODFATHER.. is spitting image of Don Johnny Torrio.
Celso Colósimo
Eu sou um Colósimo,I´m Colósimo
Jim Farrell
When I went to school in Chicago, classmates called me "Diamond Jim". I never realized who they were comparing me to - and I still don't understand why. Ah, the mysteries of history!
Nick Stutts
The first real gangsta of Chicago, these were business men. They all knew what the Hazzard was when in it. Nowadays here in Chicago we still have over 30 shot every weekend not to mention during the week. For over 50 years
iMeMySelf
"Lefty" refers to Frank Rosenthal, "Vampire" I dont know that nickname.
Cobb Knobbler
G. Marshall. Please do more vids ! I think I've seen them all. I'm starting over.
mario molina
big Jim what a Racketeer
Ristube
As an Italian I have to comment, his name is pronounced GEE ACK AH MO, similar to Jack ahmo
Vincenzo Leopardo
In the first 3 seconds you butcher 3 words, including both his first AND last name as well as CALABRIA. vaffanculo.
Thomas Koehler
a good story, but a little distracting to have two different pronunciations of Colosimo
Kyle Colosimo
RIP Uncle Jim
Cobb Knobbler
3:47. Wow ! I don't think I'd pay $2 in 2018 to lie with that. Yikes !!
Gungriffen
This is rare, a gangster forced into the life with apparent aspirations of just being left alone to grow old with his wife.
Andy Densmore
To bloodletters and badmen do you have anything on the western outlaws from volume one of bloodletters and badmen and volume two please?
efilperpenfuhrer
Awesome doc.
LakeErieOH
don fanucci/godfather
mel bias
B&B is my google for gangsters.
Norman Witt
Chicago is known for crooked politicians... Last few mayors not counting the current one
Robery Horrey
5:45 mark damn lil vendetta hua
OUTLAW4489
R.I.P Great Uncle Jim!!
FACTORIAL!
Heck of a team
Blacques Jacques
What els3 do you expect of a glorified pimp but flashy clothes ?
Papa Gangster
MOUSTACHE PETE
Erik Brantly
You pronounced his name correctly only half the time. You mispronounced many names in your clips. Might wanna work on that.
Dodelydoo Dooo
Awful back ground music...
efilperpenfuhrer
This One of Yours goes BOOM! Well Done.
youtube player
What Torrio did to Jim, Capone did to Torrio. For the same reason, refusing to expand and make money.
MobHeataEnt
John Torrio killed his own uncle 8:25
Sam Lee
5:44 did I just heard that right? LMFAO
Daniel E
So that's where Bethesda got the idea of the Black Hand letters.
William Rivas
IN THE QUESTIONABLE 'SO LONG VAMPIRE, SO LONG LEFTY' IS A PRODUCT OF A THEATRE STAGEPLAY IN EITHER NEW YORK CITY OR CHICAGO WHICH PLAYED BETWEEN 1902 TO 1920s 'BUD, NOT BUDDY' WHICH BECAME A BOOK IN 1999 WRITTEN BY CHRISTOPHER PAUL CURTIS ITS POSSIBLE JOHNNY TORRI HIRED GUN AL CAPONE OR FRANKIE YALE SAW THE PLAY REMEMBERED IT HIS FAVORITE AND WROTE SARCASTICALLY BEFORE KILLING BIG JIM COLOSIMO THE KILLER LIKED 'APRICOT BRANDY'
Christoffer Feser
Pimps are Vampires.
conor lumsden lumsden
Did no one want revenge for his death? no repercussions?
Bronco Bethea
How can i find crazy joe movie
Michael
hello...how about one on Paul Ricca?...one of the meanest around..even though his public persona was much differed. .thanks for videos. ..knew some of his descendants long time ago briefly and.my father met the old man .
Theresa Colosimo
Scary people
Doug Malone
Guineans.
Andy Densmore
It is said that big jims ghost is haunting the restaurant in Chicago as well as the graveyard
MegaSogni
great to watch
Crazcompart
I have always thought that Big Jim's opposition about expanding into bootlegging during Prohibition was possibly similar to the way the later 50s and 60s bosses thought about getting into narcotics... Although there was a vast amount of revenue to be generated, there would result a great deal of rival competition and subsequent bloodshed, thus bringing even more unfavorable attention by the media and increased scrutiny from law enforcement, all of which of course, transpired...Colosimo, like the later bosses, felt that all this groping for fast, easy money was more trouble than it was worth...He liked things the way they were, and he was killed for that...
Red Bull
Man these guys worshipped money
Larry Sunde
Long hair on hookers must of been a thing, some of those girls were actually sort of hot for working girls
Lady Sansa
Stop pronouncing his name INCORRECTLY ( three different ways)!! It's COL-O- SEE-MO! THIS is getting on my nerves-otherwise, good video on his life. and YES- watch "Boardwalk Empire"- EXCELLENT portrayal of "Nucky" Johnson/Thompson.
Yessir Yessir
I DONT GET BIG JIM HE WAS MULTI MILLONARE FROM THE WHORE BUSINESS! WHY NOT QUIT CASH OUT AND LEAF IT ALL BEHIND!
TheDoctor46vr
I am Diamond Jim's great great nephiew.
Andy Densmore
To the bloodletters and badmen website can you please put together a episode on ghost stories
InkBlöt
How much did he weigh
Jhonny Caicedo
always the democratic party supporting gangsters
Barack Bin Laden
Awesome!
snd105 snd105
Chicago....nothing more need said
braz kdidi yabrak
evil and useless monster.nothing lasts forever only god the eternel who will punish the people who spread corruption on the land by hell fire forever and reward the rightious with paradise.god is great.
Colosimo
Pronounced (call - la - see - mow)
Colonel Carrillo
Jim should've returned home and acquired his shinebox.
Ryan
Big Jim would be alive today if he had accepted mgtow into his heart.
Mick G.
He's kind of like Donald Trump, but with intelligence, class, wit, political acumen, wisdom and charisma.