The Watermark at 3030 Park will present local author Stanley Grauso as part of its monthly Book and Author Series on Sunday, Jan. 20, at 3:30 p.m. Grauso will discuss his book, “On the Lam.”

“On the Lam” documents the life of Stanley Grauso, a now 100-year-old Bridgeport resident who grew up during the depression era. His book focuses on the lure of excitement and money as well as his full-time career in the bootleg liquor trade during the Prohibition era.

Grauso will also discuss his many encounters during Prohibition, including celebrities like Frank Sinatra and Babe Ruth, as well as reputed mobsters Charles “Lucky” Luciano and Arthur Flegenbeimer.

“The time period that Grauso grew up in has inspired story lines in many movies and TV shows that we see today,” said Tracy-Ann Samuel, community life director at The Watermark. “We hope our residents and guests will enjoy Grauso’s tales of his risky adventures, and will get a new perspective on life during the Great Depression and Prohibition eras.”

The lecture is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Copies of his book will be available for purchase, with a book signing after the lecture.

For more information or to RSVP, contact The Watermark at 203-374-5611.

Posted on this website by Gaffney Bennett Public Relations, New Britain, Connecticut.


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