My name is Dominic Caruso and at seventy-five years old. I am the youngest and sole surviving son of Francesco ‘Cheech” and Maria Caruso. I am a songwriter, inventor an artist and have completed a two year art course at the Professional Institute of Commercial Art at Reisterstown, Maryland at which I was an instructor following the completion of my training.
In July of 2001 I completed the manuscript of “No More Tomorrows”. It is my hope to NMTs goes to movie and that I find a TV producer who feels as strongly about the proposed TV series called “Prohibition”, which is a spin off of the book. The TV series “Prohibition” takes place in the Roaring Twenties 1920-31 at Red Hook, Brooklyn New York and follows my father’s foot steps and associations from Brooklyn to Manhattan.
This is the tragic tale of a young man, the story of my father Francesco Cheech Caruso and his native country of Sicily. The decision he made would always be regretted and never be reversed. He could never go home.
No one can.
If we ourselves could choose how, where or when we enter this life, I'm not so sure things would be much different for us than they are. We would of course, choose nothing but the best for ourselves and then when things went wrong, as we know they most certainly could, we would not have the character, normally taught us of trying times that it takes to survive in this less than perfect life.
My father’s murder trial and appeal pitted certain elements of the AMA and the ‘Mafia’ against each other, a drama which was played out in the newspapers of the day, hurtling one hitherto obscure but proud family of immigrants from Sicily into the national spotlight.