The epic story of Australia's first superstar gangster of the 20th Century - Joseph Theodore Leslie Taylor, known to all as 'Squizzy', was a man whose relentless quest for power knew no boundaries.
In the 1920s, Squizzy Taylor was a household name for all the wrong reasons - armed robbery, fraud, sly grog and prostitution rackets, race fixing, extortion, jury rigging and illegal gambling. Squizzy was a dandy, a bootlegger and Melbourne's most notorious criminal. From 1915 to 1927 he and his gang waged open warfare against their rivals across Melbourne.
Underbelly: Squizzy tells the epic story of Squizzy Taylor's relentless quest for power and recognition, a quest that ultimately created our first celebrity gangster. Among those who really knew him - the women in his life and the members of his gang - Squizzy left a trail of misery and heartache, but in the end he got what he wanted. People still remember his name.
Underbelly: Squizzy is based on the major TV miniseries, produced by Screentime for Channel Nine.
Andy Muir has worked as a researcher and script coordinator for television shows such as Underbelly, MDA and All Saints. He also has writing credits on Home and Away, Neighbours and Silver Sun. Andy has written material for Thank God You're Here.
Allen & Unwin
Allen & Unwin
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