Mob Museum panel to probe Hoffa mystery
One of the most enduring mob mysteries is back in the news — and Las Vegas’ Mob Museum is back on the case.
Director Martin Scorsese’s new marathon mob movie, The Irishman — co-starring Al Pacino as fiery Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa, and Robert De Niro as the title character the movie posits as Hoffa’s friend, associate and eventual murderer — has been lauded by critics, but also questioned for its theory of how Hoffa disappeared.
Now streaming on Netflix, the movie has also spurred an event at the Mob Museum: Fact, Fiction and The Irishman: The Hoffa Murder, a panel discussion on Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. on the second-floor courtroom of the museum at 300 Stewart Ave.
Veteran journalists Eric Shawn, Dan Moldea and Vince Wade will detail and dissect the controversial facts surrounding the July 30, 1975 disappearance of the former Teamsters Union leader, whom the movie portrays as having been gunned down by hitman Frank Sheeran, as played by De Niro. Experts, however, are skeptical that it was Sheeran who really pulled the trigger.
The 90-minute event is free with museum admission, but registration is required.
For more information, call 702-229-2734 or visit www.TheMobMuseum.org