by Amy Thomson
Henry Hill, the mobster informant whose real-life story inspired Martin Scorcese's classic film Goodfellas, made one of his last public appearances at the Cinebarre in Mt. Pleasant. He appeared at the movie theater in May for a screening of the film, which is based on his life of crime and heists. He died yesterday at 69 in Los Angeles.
Cinebarre Assistant Manager Gabrielle Marosok spent most of that weekend with Hill. "After seeing the movie you would think he would be really scary and intimidating," she says, "but I felt like I was with my grandpa." She says he seemed very happy to be in Charleston and was always willing to sign autographs for fans.
Marosok tells us he said that 99.9 percent of Goodfellas is true.