Study Guide

Boardwalk Empire Allusions

By Nelson Johnson

Allusions

Literary and Philosophical References

Historical References

Pop Culture References

  • P.T. Barnum (2.3)
  • Willie Collier (5.36)
  • John Drew (5.36)
  • Marie Dressler (5.36)
  • Chauncey Olcott (5.36)
  • Helen Hayes (5.36)
  • David Warfield (5.36)
  • Thurston the Magician (5.36)
  • George M. Cohan (5.36)
  • W.C. Fields (5.37)
  • Abbott and Costello (5.37)
  • Jimmy Durante (5.37)
  • Red Skelton (5.37)
  • Milton Berle (6.40)
  • Martha Ray (5.37)
  • Guy Lombardo (5.37)
  • Bing Crosby (5.37)
  • Bob Hope (5.37)
  • Ed Sullivan (5.37)
  • Jackie Gleason (5.37)
  • Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey (5.37)
  • Dean Martin (9.2)
  • Jerry Lewis (9.2)
  • Frank Sinatra (9.2)
  • Don Rickles (11.1, 11.10)
  • Mickey Mantle (11.10)
  • Joe Theisman (11.10)
  • Joe DiMaggio (11.10)
  • Merv Griffin (12.27)