I happened across Brian De Palma's excellent "The Untouchables" the other night on AMC just in time to see the infamous "Baseball Bat" scene. While the movie was played, AMC added little factoids in the bottom part of the screen (there because it was in widescreen format). It was during that particular scene that I learned that the baseball bat thing was not just made up for the movie to show what a ruthless guy Capone was. It actually happened, and was actually even more brutal than what the movie portrayed.
And for the Capone of the kitchen, this pepper mill is available for around $65.