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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Michael George Thevis (born 1932) is an American gangster dubbed by tabloids "The Scarface of Porn" due to his rise and fall in marketing illegal pornography, multiple murders of his business associates, and eventual placement on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list. Starting out selling black market pornography at a corner newsstand in Atlanta, Georgia, he became affiliated with a number of small-time gangsters who helped him start up his enterprise, before he was finally introduced to members of the Gambino crime family. With their backing, Thevis became responsible for the distribution of 40% of America's pornography, a venture that netted him $100 million a year.

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