This is Part Two of Beefcake and Bullets – The Chippendales Murder, if you haven’t listened to part one and you want any of this to make sense, we suggest you push stop and go back and listen to episode 168.
Steve Banerjee had gone from rags to riches by creating the male erotic dance troupe the Chippendales, but he didn’t do it alone. Emmy award winning television producer and Broadway choreographer, Nick De Noia gave the Chippendales routines the glitz and glamor that made them world famous.
But Steve, not adverse to acts of crime to retain his power, had a falling out with De Noia and called in his right hand man and crappy doer of cheeky arsons, Ray Colon to organise a hit on the unsuspecting Nick De Noia.
TCNT: Tara interviewed podcaster and author Paul Verhoeven about his true crime books Loose Units and his latest release Electric Blue.
Aussie As: A fancy private school in the affluent suburb of North Sydney makes headlines after a vile muck up day challenge is made public.
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Sources: Deadly Dance: The Chippendale Murders by K. Scot Macdonald 2014, Mysteries and Scandals, The Chippendales Murder. The Medium: The real Chippendale’s Murder Mystery: P.S. Anybody know what the hell happened to Will Mott? By Audra Vy Novak, Oct 21, 2017. Think Magazine, Soman the Showman by Anirvan Chatterjee, September 13, 2020. The Independent, Steve Banerjee, by Phil Reeves, Monday 13 December 1993. Ranker, The Tall, Dark, And Surprisingly Murder-Filled History of Chippendales, by Genevieve Carlton, June 14, 2019. Get Begal, Date with Death: Bengali millionaire Steve Banerjee and his doomed American dream by Yajnaseni Chakraborty, 5 August, 2020. FBI files, Backstage Murder S03E13. Hindustan Times, The other side of Steve: A Bombay boy who founded Chippendales, America’s first all-male strip club, by The other side of Steve: A Bombay boy who founded Chippendales, America’s first all-male strip club, by Paramita Ghosh, April 3, 2018.
Aussie As Sources: Shore School muck-up day: Full list of school’s challenges revealed, Alexis Carey, news.com.au, September 24, 2020, Elite private school students filmed naming ‘worst’ Sydney suburbs, Ally Foster, news.com.au, September 24, 2020