Getting Mail from Henry Hill


Henry Hill uses colors well.

One of the most astounding things about buying a piece of Henry Hill’s artwork on ebay is that comes with his return address on it. But Hill says he stopped running because most of the people that want him dead are already taking dirt naps. And even though he’s left the Witness Protection Program, he says the “feds still look out for him.”

“I live in the mountains,” says the 64-year-old Hill, the Brooklyn-born gangster, who collaborated with Nicholas Pileggi on Wiseguy, the memoir that became of the basis for Goodfellas. “I gotta worry about coyotes eating my dogs or the skunks eating my fish.”

Stayed tuned for the full interview tomorrow when Hill discusses art, the latest NBA gambling scandal, and what it was like to get circumcised as an adult.

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on August 23, 2007


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