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American Gaming Archives (AGA)
Lecture Series – Fireside Chat

Thursday July 25, 2019
5:00 – 5:30 pm – wine and cheese reception
5:30 – 6:30 pm – Talk begins

Guy Farmer, Howard Herz, guest speakers
Lecture – The Frank Sinatra Saga, Part One – The Revocation Hearing That Never Came to Be!

Guest speakers, Guy W. Farmer, Howard Herz and Michael Fischer

The Nevada Historical Society is hosting its forth lecture series that celebrates one of the state’s most important industries: gaming.

The subject of discussion is the Gaming license revocation of Frank Sinatra at the Cal Neva. It involves Sam Giancana, who at the time was the Boss of Chicago’s organized crime outfit, Phyllis McGuire, who was appearing as part of the McGuire Sisters act at the Cal Neva and who was also Giancana’s girlfriend, and the newly issued Nevada “Black Book” which prohibited Giancana’s presence at the casino. Guy Farmer is the only person still alive who was on the phone when Sinatra called Ed Olson at the gaming licenses office on a Sunday of Labor Day weekend, 1963.

Sinatra, at first, tried to schmooze Olsen and later in the call, became irate and extremely profane. The entire process will be discussed at the Historical Society starting with wine, cheese and Sinatra’s music at 5:00 pm on Thursday, July 25, 2019. This one should be a lot of fun!!

Special note: Part Two of the Saga will be presented on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019 at the Nevada Historical Society

Special Guest Guy W. Farmer is a longtime northern Nevada journalist, writer, and editor, first came to Carson City in January 1962 and served as Public Information Officer for the Nevada Gaming Commission and Gaming Control Board from August 1963 through 1966.

The Nevada Historical Society is hosting its forth lecture series that celebrates one of the state’s most important industries: gaming.

Serving as Moderator for the evening is Dr. Michael Fischer, former Director of the Department of Cultural Affairs.

The NHS American Gaming Archives collections were created in 2006 as a home for gambling history in both manuscript and artifact form. The archive’s collection includes manufacturer’s records and artifacts from the major gambling manufacturing companies that sold gaming paraphernalia throughout the United States and the Caribbean.

Admission to this fascinating lecture is $5 for adults; free for members and children 17 and younger.

Details

07/25/2019 17:00:0007/25/2019 18:30:00America/Los_AngelesAGA Fireside LectureReno, NV
Event StartsEvent Ends
07/25/201907/25/2019
All Day Event
5:00pm6:30pm