Movie veteran Paul Newman risked arrest and jail after leaving the army in
1946, by selling illegal booze to sailors and soldiers.
The movie great made the most of his position handing out discharge papers
and liquor entitlement in Seattle, Washington, after the war, and started
He recalls, "They had liquor stores there and you had to have a card that
entitled you to a bottle every two weeks, or whatever, so I brought the cards
to the guys who got discharged and took them to the liquor store.
"My buddy and I went to the dance halls on Saturday night and the sailors
and soldiers were coming out with their dates and they had no place to go and
no whisky, so JOE sold them the whisky at an extraordinary mark-up."