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Friday, November 10th
6:30 – 8:30 PM
Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas
Join us for a presentation by author and historian Lynn Zook about hotels built on the Classic Las Vegas Strip between 1956-1973. From conception to implosion (with a few survival stories) come hear the stories of these original hotels!

 

Now, you can relive that golden era with Gambling on a Dream: The Classic Las Vegas Strip 1930-1973. This multi-media presentation offers extensive histories of the beloved hotels built on the famed boulevard during the era of turbulent societal changes.

Each hotel’s story includes rarely seen images and stories about the men and women who worked, played and entertained there.

Meet the visionaries who dreamed large, built their dream hotels and turned a small, post-World War II town into America’s Playground featuring sensational around-the-clock entertainment and legal gambling, during an era when Nevada was the only state to offer legalized gaming.

Learn how Howard Hughes helped usher in a new era of corporate ownership that forever changed the type of visionary builder who followed in his wake.

Hear stories about the men who ran the casinos and their connections with organized crime as well as the efforts to rid the hotels of their mob influence in the 1970s and 1980s.

Details

11/10/2017 18:30:0011/10/2017 20:30:00America/Los_AngelesGambling on a DreamReno, NV
Event StartsEvent Ends
11/10/201711/10/2017
All Day Event
6:30pm8:30pm