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A dialogue from bigmikecraft, Meyer Lansky's last enforcer. A new movie is being filmed in Saratoga in 2011 and a short for the Providence Film Festival this summer. I was inducted into the Lansky Group in 1968 because my father worked for the syndicate fixing trials thru-out New York State. My father was the Honorable William A. Craft, of Solomon, Kirwin, and Craft. They were not lawyers, they were Supreme Court Reporters, and were the bag men for both the Republican Party, and The Democratic Party. I became Meyer's Last Enforcer because My father did his job for the organization and I was an only child, therefore no threat. I was a millionaire by the age of 25. I was broke 4 times and kept starting over! I owned many nite-clubs in N.Y. which are all registered to me via the N.Y.S. Liquor Authority. I had the contracts to kill Pierre Trudeau of Canada, and Fidel Castro of Cuba, in 1974. I shall explain them in blogs on this web site. I was forced to save Richard Nixons life after Meyer put out a hit on him in the fall of 1974. I have been in many newspapers and have had to fight the FBI for years until they finally kept me from being printed in the Enquirer o9n the Toronto Star's Article on my contract to hit "Pierre Trudeau, and Fidel Castro in 1974! The article was printed on January 3rd, 2008. The new movie, "Woodstock Melody, "The Real Crime Story" which stars Ben Gleib of the Chelsey Handler Show and is "Esquire Magazines "Comic of the Next 10 years"is a great Real Action Film! Ben plays the eldest son to the Upstate New York, Vermont, and New Hampshire Mob Boss! The iconic actor Fred "The Hammer" Williamson will play a gambler who works for the Boss with the great actress from "The Dallas Television Series" Audrey Landers playing the Bosses long term wife! Audrey is wonderful! The Emmy Award winner Ken Kercheval, "Cliff Barnes" on Dallas, will play the part of the last of the real old time mob bosses still active! Ken is perfect for the part. A new comer "Lena Chase from Smooth Magazine, will play the girlfriend of the big boss! It is a great cast and wait and see the final shoot, live right here on www.fest21.com !
 


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Clint Eastwood is lying in his new 'J.Edgar Hoover" Movie

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Clint Eastwood is full of "horse dung" in his new movie about FBI director, J.Edgar Hoover" staring Leonardo DiCapprio! In my early position with the NCS in America, "The National Crime Syndicate", I worked closly with Meyer Lansky, boss of the old combination, as had my father, " The Honorable William A. Craft ESQ,  and future partner Paul A. DiCocco Sr! Like all young men on their way up in crime, I had to do my 5 years of low end work, in order to learn my tra...

Big Mike Craft is to dedicate the Saratoga New York Film Festival, (saratoganyfilmfest.fest21.com) to Catholic Charities

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It is with great satisfaction that I dedicate the New Saratoga, New York Film Festinal , http://saratoganyfilmfest.fest21.com  to the Roman Catholic Charities of Albany N.Y. The money shall be used to keep Camp Skully in operation for another year. Camp Skully in North Greenbush, N.Y. gives a few weeks of camping and lake fun to the children of the region, whether they are Catholic or not! I know we do not have much time, (only 3 months) but we shall hope for the Best. All are welcome. We shal...

Big Mike Craft and The Saratoga, New York Film Festival

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Happy Easter to all of the www.fest21.com patrons and members. May the glory of Easter be with you all. I am writting this announcement to say that Frank Sinatra Jr., Wayne Newton and Dianna Ross have not gotten back to our booking agent, as of yet. A movie takes 90 days to set up completely, in UpState New York. If the Stars whoI wish to appear, don't get in touch with Tony Cee Associates soon, I will have to postpone the flick. I am setting up the Saratoga Film Festival now, and that is easy. ...

Big Mike Craft's Saratoga Film Festival

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I have decided to innitiate a New Film Festival for New York State. The Saratoga Film Festival is now officially scheduled to screen from August 26th, to August 30th, 2009 , in beautiful Saratoga Springs, New York. The Racing Capital of The World in August. The oldest race track in the United States, brings all the Holloywood, Las Vegas, and New york film stars every year. The Broadway stars flock to the track, and enjoy the night life that is found in a gambling resort town. There are 50 resta...

Big Mike Craft's given Permission to Film on New York Government Land

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The New York State Parks Department has given it's interm approval to shoot many scenes in Historic Saratoga Gidium Putnam Park. Big Mike Craft, acting as Producer, with the help of Tony Cee Associates has been in negotiations for 4 weeks. It was pre-mature to announce the news in Fest21.com. Now with the preliminary dialogue over, Mike hopes to sign the deal within a few weeks. If the Deal is an open contract deal, which means that there can be multiple uses for the very posh resort grounds sur...

Big Mike Craft invites Reporter/female wrestler Portia Perez to join our Company

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It is with a happy heart that I am able to write you all this early in the week. I have just spent hours on Canadian Journalisms Canoe.com. It is done with great respect for the news and it is done with very serious reporting. I have asked their contributing sports reporter, Portia Perez to join our little group in Saratoga N.Y. this summer. Our film will be better, with a reporter directly involved in the production. I will personally look after Ms. Perez and see to it that all our actors are r...

Big Mike Craft has chosen his Leading Ladies in WWE Diva's Melina and Mickie James

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I have beaten myself up all week long. Do I want a known actresses or actresses? Do I want older Diva's and good Broadway actors (we are in New York) or do I just want good looking people with acting ability. I have chosen both. Wayne Newton's manager has had a chat with Tony Cee. We will wait on that! Diana Ross will be courted and loved. But, I need great looking girls with talent. I was watshing T.V. the other night and tuned in the WWE. The action was good and a few of the girls were so ver...

The beautiful Diana Ross to be courted by Big Mike Craft and Progressive

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The conversation this week between myself, Tony Cee, and female representative Frankie Spagnolo of First Sight is, can we convince Diana Ross to act again. Ms. Ross is one of the finest personalities on stage but does live a quite life. I have asked Tony Cee to explore a percentage deal with Ms Ross and Wayne Newton. We did make contact with Ms. Kim Kardashian this week ,but due to the disarray of her representation, we could not get any straight talk. Ms Kardashian has never acted but wears clo...

Big Mike Craft Hires Tony Cee Associates as Film Representative

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I have decided to stay with my old friend of 40 years Tont Cee, in Utica, New York. Tony has been an agent for 42 tears and has booked the best in the business. At the present time, he is in negotiations with Frank Sinatra Jr., and Wayne Newton. Tony has booked Wayne Newton before and knows him. We are confident that Tony will make the right moves as the general agent of the movie. Other agents may work with us, but they will and must go to Tony Cee Associates for the direct negotiations. We fee...

Big Mike Craft Forms Progressive Universal Life Of N.Y. INC.

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Today,I am a we, in the Film Production Business. We are registered as a New York State Corporation and a Federal Production Company with the Government. I (We) shall be moving forward with a 2 part production in Saratoga, N.Y. We shall be offering stock, in a private offering ,here in New York State. A potential investor can touch his or her investment with us. The money is out in the open and not in some Mutual Fund. An investment in a film, is an investment in the Art World. The New York Sta...

Big Mike Craft Gets a NO from Premier Sports on Laila Ali

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On February 15th, 2009, Mr. Eric Kaufman of Premier Sports and Entertainment in Santa Monica, California emailed a polite NO answer, to our request for the services of Laila Ali in August 2009, in Saratoga, N.Y. I was personally very saddened, but the note was polite ,and stated that she had other committments. You win some and some you loose. I will always be a fan of Ms Ali and believe she is a beautiful woman. We had offered her a 6 figure salary and a small percentage of the film. We shall c...

Big Mike Craft to offer the Legend Ernest Borgnine, a role for the Saratoga, N.Y. Movie!

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One of the greatest actors of all times is Ernest Borgnine. He was the best heavy of his time. A man who is decended from Italian royality, and an academy award winner, is going to be welcomed to our film, if he so wishes.   His part can not be discussed now for negotiations have just started for Laila Ali, Wayne Newton, Frank Sinatra Jr. and now Ernest Borgnine. I realize that Mr. Borgnine is 90 years old, but if he is willing, and his health is fine, he is welcome to join o...

Big Mike Craft to consult with Bobby Morris In Vegas for Wayne Newton

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It is back to Las Vegas for me, at the present time. I am busting my backside to get this film underway. I have a part for Wayne Newton , as a crew member from my past! I do not want him to sing any of his hits. I really want him to act, in a way I personally believe, he can! I will continually update Fest21 members and guests on the movie's progress. I am still waiting for Premier Sports to get back to us on Laila Ali. It has only been one week, and I know she has a new baby. I hope she and h...

Big Mike Craft in Negotiations with Laila Ali via Premier Sports

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Time is getting short and I am cranking up the camera's. On February 6th, 2009 I started inquiries with Premier Sports and Entertainment to contract Laila Ali for our Movie on my life , to be shot in Saratoga, N.Y. I have long been an admirer of Ms. Ali, and since seeing her on Dancing with the Stars, I know I have made the right choice. We are a Budgeted Film and Ms. Ali was offered a competitive Salary and 7% of the net profits. Mr Sinatra Jr. will also be offered a competitive Salary and 7%...

Big Mike Craft at The Saratoga Race Track and Harness Track

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The summer in upstate New York is as nice as any place in the World. We call them August Nights. The day's at the track are usually hot and humid. The nights go down in the low 70's and high 60's. It  is a nice time of the year. The Polo matches are exciting and well run by Jim Rossi and Mike Bucci. I'm still waiting for their mystery Hotel to be built, but I like them both. When I show up at polo, I am treated as a gentleman. The food is always good and the Staff is wonderful. I like Polo an...

Big Mike Craft and Dinner avec Steve Allen

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It was the fall of 1975 and I was a little sick of running around for Mr. Lansky. He had forgiven me for having him set down by the Commission for trying to get me to kill Ex-President Nixon but if I was not protecteted by my friend in Chicago, I might have had to make other arrangements for Meyer. Meyer and my father had been friends, but I always remembered what happened to Meyer Lansky's best friend Benny Segal! So I always looked for a change, but there was never one change aga...

Big Mike Craft, and a few drinks with Frank Sinatra Sr. in the 70's

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I was very young when I met Frank Sinatra. I was out in Vegas in 1969 for the first time and would go out every 6 months or so. I went a lot after 1973 when I got rid of my business partner Tony. He was a pain with his constant complaining so we severed the partnership. It was in the Fall of 69 that I first met Mr. Sinatra. I was in the Desert Inn having a drink when someone told him I worked for Meyer Lansky. Moe Daliz did not want me to ever start up with people because all my ol...

BigMikeCraft's Problem With The Toronto Star

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On January 3rd, 2008, The Toronto Star ran a Front Page by Peter Crawford entitled "Mobster Confesses"! The interview was in Amsterdam N.Y. on a snowey nite, right after Christmas. 2007! Mr. Peter Crawford came 400 miles to interview a former general member (made) of the old Lansky Group (Meyer) and a Full Member of the NCS (old Combination) in the United States, not Canada. The interview was about 5 hours long at the America's Best Hotel in Amsterdam, N.Y.(about 30 miles from Albany...

Big Mike Craft and the Meyer Lansky Plot To Kill Trudeau of Canada and Castro of Cuba

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It was 1974 and Mr. Lansky was still pissed off at the World for not letting him buy it. I had been with Meyer since 1968, in my own world, in upstate N.Y. My mentor was my father, who worked for Meyer and Doc Farone, an old ally and bootlegger with Meyer. Doc was the first legitimate Molsen Beer Distributer in America. I learned in 68 that he had just used Molsen as a front to ship moonshine back into Canada. Doc would put me on errands with money to Ray Patriarca in Providence, R.I. and giv...

The Life and Times of Big Mike Craft (Meyer Lansky's Last Enforcer)

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I have joined www.fest21.com today inorder to get my projects to the screen. I will tell my story in short form over the next few weeks, hoping to get some help. I am the last executive enforcer for a major syndicate Boss left. I have had to wait until all my partners were dead and my own beloved mother to pass inorder to tell the facts. I look forward to all your input and request help. I should be a household word by now for I had the contracts to kill Fidel Castro and Pierre Trudeau, plus e...

The Life and Times of Big Mike Craft (Meyer Lansky's Last Enforcer)

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I have joined www.fest21.com today inorder to get my projects to the screen. I will tell my story in short form over the next few weeks, hoping to get some help. I am the last executive enforcer for a major syndicate Boss left. I have had to wait until all my partners were dead and my own beloved mother to pass inorder to tell the facts. I look forward to all your input and request help. I should be a household word by now for I had the contracts to kill Fidel Castro and Pierre Trudeau, plus e...

The Life and Times of Big Mike Craft (Meyer Lansky's Last Enforcer)

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I have joined www.fest21.com today inorder to get my projects to the screen. I will tell my story in short form over the next few weeks, hoping to get some help. I am the last executive enforcer for a major syndicate Boss left. I have had to wait until all my partners were dead and my own beloved mother to pass inorder to tell the facts. I look forward to all your input and request help. I should be a household word by now for I had the contracts to kill Fidel Castro and Pierre Trudeau, plus e...

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