Former FishbowlNY contributor Hunter Walker was all over Santa Monica this morning, on the hunt for The Daily scoops about the real-life version of Jack Nicholson’s character in 2006 Best Picture winner The Departed. News of James “Whitey” Bulger’s shocking Wednesday arrest after years on the lam with a girlfriend was first reported by the LA Times.
Walker tweeted that several major media outlets (NPR, CBS News, etc.) wrongly reported the westside apartment alias listed for Bulger. Tagged in the confusion was Charlie Rosenzweig, the bad guy’s eighty-ish property owner neighbor, as well as Rosenzweig’s daughter-in-law, whose last name is Fein.
Walker also tweeted the picture above of an adjacent balcony to Bulger’s third floor bin Laden-like, hide-in-plain-sight digs. Not exacty living in goodfella style, is it?
Solid work by Walker, who has already posted an interview with Rosenzweig’s son Seth (“Mr. Bulger’s Nieghborhood“). Now let’s see who gets the first reaction comments from Nicholson, Martin Scorsese, and Matt Damon. Not to mention details about when and where Whitey may have first locally (!) watched The Departed.