"The Tattaglia family invests heavily in both prostitution and media, believing the best way into the hearts (and pockets) of the masses is through entertainment. While the other Five Families dare not tread into such controversial waters, the Tattaglias continue to thrive and rake in the cash."

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The Tattaglia is one of the five families in The Godfather Five Families.

The don of the family is Phillip Tattagila.


Phillip Tattaglia was held in a slight contempt by the others. For one thing, Tattaglia had given too much rein to Virgil “The Turk” Sollozzo. While the Turk was ruthless and controlling, Tattaglia himself was a sixty-year-old dandy and woman chaser. And he had ample opportunity to indulge his weakness. For the Tattaglia Family dealt in women – its main business was prostitution. The family business was not the easiest. The girls were lazy and unstable, running off, finding lives of their own. The pimps were treacherous and dishonest and without a shred of loyalty. Young Sicilian blooded men turned up their noses at such work. (They considered it beneath their honor to traffic and abuse women.) Despite this, Tattaglia’s business thrived and even found a way into nightclubs all across the U.S. Through Sollozzo and others, Tattaglia had a way of “convincing” the best singers, musicians, and record labels to work for him.