Channel surfing through Foxtel, I just found a rerun of Bugsy Malone, which was released when I was about 7 years old. I'd completely forgotten how obsessed my friends and I were with this film. I used to practise all the routines in my bedroom for hours on end. I SO adored Jody Foster and Scott Baio, but really I wanted to be the Blousey Brown character in my heart. Do you remember it? It's stood the test of time, I have to say, what a great movie! I'm going to buy a copy for my kids.
It triggered off another memory of the time. There was a range of children's stationery and cards (maybe by Hallmark) with cartoon 1920s gangster guys and molls with huge eyes and fur coats. I remember having notebooks and scrapbooks with them on, I loved them, but I can't remember what these characters were called, does anyone know? Maybe something like 'Gatsby Gang'?