Have you ever wondered how they’ve come up with the information about Atlantic City’s history and the specific characters in the show? Besides reading “Boardwalk Empire,” written by Nelson Johnson, two former locals were selected by executive producer Terence Winter, who sought detail-oriented researchers who could make everything as historically accurate as possible.
Edward McGinty and Vicki Gold Levi are Atlantic City natives whose connection to the town goes back to the days of Prohibition. McGinty’s grandfather worked at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel when Nucky Johnson was living there; Gold Levi met the man himself as a kid.
Read the full article at Pinky’s Corner: Atlantic City natives ensure facts of ‘Boardwalk Empire’.