Test Site http://vegashistory.org/rss.xml en ROSENTHAL http://vegashistory.org/node/270 <span class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">ROSENTHAL</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-default field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item"><p>http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1988-12-05/news/8802220026_1_stardust-hotel-casino-las-vegas-skimming</p> <p> </p> <p>Mob Figure Barred From Casinos</p> <p>December 05, 1988|By Ronald Koziol.</p> <p>Frank Rosenthal, the onetime Chicago bookmaker who was implicated but never charged with skimming millions of dollars from a once mob-controlled Las Vegas casino, has lost his attempt to keep his name out of Nevada`s infamous</p> <p>``black book.``</p> <p>Despite pleas that he was a ``choir boy`` compared to others in the state`s gambling industry, the Nevada Gaming Commission ruled after an 8-hour hearing last week that Rosenthal had developed a ``notorious and unsavory reputation.``</p> <p><img alt="Image removed." height="16" src="/core/misc/icons/e32700/error.svg" width="16" title="This image has been removed. For security reasons, only images from the local domain are allowed." class="filter-image-invalid" /></p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="Image removed." height="16" src="/core/misc/icons/e32700/error.svg" width="16" title="This image has been removed. For security reasons, only images from the local domain are allowed." class="filter-image-invalid" /></p> <p>Rosenthal, 59, is banned from setting foot in any casino in Nevada. His name, photograph and background description will become part of Nevada`s book of excluded people, commonly known as the black book, which is distributed to security personnel at the state`s 400 casinos.</p> <p>Besides his role as the $250,000-a-year manager of the Stardust Hotel Casino in the mid-1970s, Rosenthal hosted a popular celebrity interview television show.</p> <p>He has been living in southern California and Florida since shortly after he survived a car bombing in a Las Vegas restaurant parking lot in October, 1982.</p> <p>Rosenthal`s lawyer, Oscar Goodman, said he would appeal the ruling in the courts.</p> <p>However, Anthony Spilotro, the Chicago mob`s overseer in Las Vegas who was slain more than two years ago, and Marshall Caifano, 74, who is serving a racketeering sentence in federal prison in Oxford, Wis., both were unsuccessful in challenging the black book law.</p> <p>Rosenthal was the only person implicated as a recipient of money skimmed from a Las Vegas casino during the Kansas City, Mo., trial of six mob bosses, including three from Chicago. Skimming is the practice of removing money from a casino counting room before it is counted.</p> <p>Former casino owner Carl Thomas, who also was recently placed in the black book, testified that skimming took place at five casinos during the 1970s. He said he once took $80,000 in cash from a counting room and gave it to Rosenthal, who authorities considered to be the Chicago mob`s emissary.</p></div></div> </div> <span class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/admin" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Mon, 08/08/2016 - 16:12</span> Mon, 08 Aug 2016 21:12:46 +0000 admin 270 at http://vegashistory.org Beldon Katelman http://vegashistory.org/node/268 <span class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">Beldon Katelman</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-default field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item"><p> </p> <p> </p> <h3>Sanford Herzfeld</h3> <p>Please let me know if there is any problem with the payment. My stepfather was Beldon Katleman, and I lived there for years in the 1950's growing up, so this is a really nice momento.</p> <p>Best/Sandy</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>Crowley v. Katleman (1994)</p> <p><a href="https://accounts.justia.com/?destination=http%3A%2F%2Fediting.justia.com%2Fannotations%2F217505">Annotate this Case</a></p> <p>[No. S033705. Oct 31, 1994.]</p> <p>ARTHUR J. CROWLEY, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. CAROLE KATLEMAN et al., Defendants and Respondents.</p> <p>(Superior Court of Los Angeles County, No. BC037951, Victor E. Chavez, Judge.)</p> <p>(Opinion by Mosk, J., with Lucas, C. J., Kennard, Baxter, George and Werdegar, JJ., concurring. Separate dissenting opinion by Arabian, J.)</p> <p><strong>COUNSEL</strong></p> <p>Crowley &amp; Cuneo, Sarah J. Hoover and Arthur J. Crowley for Plaintiff and Appellant.</p> <p>Hufstedler , Kaus &amp; Ettinger, John Sobieski, Dennis M. Perluss and Mark R. McDonald for Defendants and Respondents.</p> <p><strong>OPINION</strong></p> <p>MOSK, J.</p> <p>In Bertero v. National General Corp. (1974) <a href="http://law.justia.com/cases/california/supreme-court/3d/13/43.html">13 Cal. 3d 43</a> [118 Cal. Rptr. 184, 529 P.2d 608, 65 A.L.R.3d 878] (Bertero), we held that a suit for malicious prosecution lies for bringing an action charging multiple grounds of liability when some but not all of those grounds were asserted with malice and without probable cause. In the case at bar we are called on to reconsider the question. After doing so, we conclude that we should adhere to the prevailing Bertero rule and therefore affirm the judgment of the Court of Appeal.</p> <p>Plaintiff Arthur J. Crowley appeals from a judgment of dismissal following the sustaining of a general demurrer without leave to amend to his complaint for malicious prosecution against defendant Carole Katleman and <strong>[8 Cal. 4th 672]</strong> her attorneys, the law firm of Hufstedler, Miller, Kaus &amp; Ettinger, fn. 1 and individual attorneys Warren L. Ettinger and Dan Marmalefsky (hereafter collectively the defendant attorneys).</p> <p>[1] Our task in reviewing a judgment of dismissal following the sustaining of such a demurrer is to determine whether the complaint states, or can be amended to state, a cause of action. For that purpose we accept as true the properly pleaded material factual allegations of the complaint, together with facts that may properly be judicially noticed. (Blatty v. New York Times Co. (1986) <a href="http://law.justia.com/cases/california/supreme-court/3d/42/1033.html">42 Cal. 3d 1033</a>, 1040-1041 [<a href="http://law.justia.com/cases/california/supreme-court/3d/42/1033.html">232 Cal. Rptr. 542</a>, <a href="http://law.justia.com/cases/california/supreme-court/3d/42/1033.html">728 P.2d 1177</a>]; Blank v. Kirwan (1985) <a href="http://law.justia.com/cases/california/supreme-court/3d/39/311.html">39 Cal. 3d 311</a>, 318 [<a href="http://law.justia.com/cases/california/supreme-court/3d/39/311.html">216 Cal. Rptr. 718</a>, <a href="http://law.justia.com/cases/california/supreme-court/3d/39/311.html">703 P.2d 58</a>].) fn. 2</p> <p>Arthur Crowley was Beldon Katleman's best friend, next-door neighbor, and attorney. In 1973 Beldon Katleman married Carole Katleman, a woman some 30 years his junior. After a brief marriage characterized by the probate court as "stormy," he divorced her in 1975. Crowley represented Beldon Katleman in the divorce proceedings, and as a result of that representation Carole Katleman became extremely hostile towards Crowley.</p> <p>On January 2, 1976, Beldon Katleman executed a will, naming Crowley as executor. Crowley did not draft the will, nor did he participate in its drafting or its formal execution. The will recited that Katleman was not married; that he had an adult daughter by a prior marriage and two grandchildren by that daughter; and that he had no siblings, but that his mother was still living. In the will Katleman expressly declined to provide for his adult daughter and her issue. Instead, he made a specific bequest to his mother's longtime servant, and disposed of the residue as follows: if his mother survived him the residue would be held in trust for her benefit during her lifetime, and after her death would be distributed to Crowley; if she did not survive him, he gave the residue directly to Crowley. Crowley was named trustee. The will included a standard no contest clause disinheriting any beneficiary or heir who contested it.</p> <p>In 1980 Beldon married Carole Katleman for the second time; and although, according to the probate court, "the second marriage also had its <strong>[8 Cal. 4th 673]</strong> stormy moments when he threatened to again divorce Mrs. Katleman," they were still married when he died on September 28, 1988. Beldon Katleman never revoked his 1976 will, nor did he execute a subsequent will. Because Beldon Katleman's mother had died in 1982, Crowley became the principal beneficiary.</p> <p>Shortly after Beldon Katleman's death, Crowley offered Carole Katleman one-half of her deceased husband's estate. fn. 3 She refused his offer, and instead told third parties she would have Crowley disbarred and would "spend every penny or dime" to make sure he received nothing from the estate. She also told Crowley she was not aware of any will or codicil executed by Beldon Katleman other than his 1976 will. A search for such a document turned up none.</p> <p>On October 4, 1988, Crowley filed a petition to probate Beldon Katleman's will. The court appointed Crowley special administrator of the estate.</p> <p>On October 28, 1988, Carole Katleman, represented by the defendant attorneys, filed a will contest. As amended, the contest alleged in six separate counts six grounds for invalidating the will, to wit, that (1) Crowley exerted undue influence over Beldon Katleman; (2) Beldon Katleman revoked the will by destroying it; (3) the will was not in fact his last will; (4) he lacked testamentary capacity when he executed the will; (5) the will was not duly executed; and (6) Crowley defrauded Beldon Katleman to induce him to make the will. Carole Katleman then successfully petitioned the probate court to remove Crowley as special administrator of the estate because of the pendency of her will contest.</p> <p>On December 6, 1989, the probate court granted Crowley's motion for summary adjudication of issues as to the ground of the will contest alleging lack of due execution, declaring that the will had been properly executed and witnessed. The court denied the motion as to the remaining grounds, ruling there were triable issues of material fact as to each.</p> <p>Shortly before trial of the will contest Crowley again offered Carole Katleman one-half of the estate, but she again refused his offer.</p> <p>After substantial discovery, the will contest was litigated in a trial lasting almost three weeks. On August 3, 1990, the probate court ruled that none of the six grounds alleged by Carole Katleman for invalidating the will was meritorious. Rather, the court adjudged that the will was not the product of either undue influence or fraud by Crowley, Beldon Katleman did not revoke <strong>[8 Cal. 4th 674]</strong> the will by destroying it, the will was his last will, he had testamentary capacity when he executed the will, and the will was duly executed. The court therefore ordered the will admitted to probate and appointed Crowley its executor.</p> <p>Carole Katleman took an appeal from the judgment. On May 22, 1991, however, she filed a voluntary dismissal of the appeal with prejudice. The judgment thereby became a final decision on the merits in Crowley's favor.</p> <p>While the will contest was pending Carole Katleman also filed a claim for a share of the estate as an omitted spouse. (Prob. Code, § 6560.) Crowley opposed the claim on the ground, inter alia, that by filing the will contest Carole Katleman triggered the no contest clause of the will and thus gave up her omission rights. On August 12, 1991, the probate court ruled to the contrary as a matter of law, concluded that Carole Katleman was an omitted spouse, and awarded her the share prescribed by statute, i.e., all the community property and one-half of Beldon Katleman's separate property. (Ibid.) In so ruling, however, the court observed that "Carole's will contest does indeed seem to be vindictive.... But even if her attack was pure vengeance, and no matter whether Mr. Crowley's righteous outrage is justified, the enforcement of the no contest clause is not a proper substitute for a malicious prosecution action for whatever damages Mr. Crowley can prove."</p> <p>Some six weeks later Crowley filed the present action for malicious prosecution against Carole Katleman and the attorney defendants. The first two causes of action are against Carole Katleman. They allege that the will contest terminated in Crowley's favor and that Carole Katleman acted maliciously and without probable cause in contesting the will on the grounds that (1) it was not duly executed, (2) it was void for fraud, (3) Beldon Katleman lacked testamentary capacity, (4) it was not his last will, and (5) Beldon Katleman revoked the will by destroying it. It is further alleged that the will contest "was not premised on an honest or good faith belief by [Carole Katleman] of the merits of such claims, but was instead based upon her malicious, vindictive hatred of [Crowley], to cause [him] to suffer emotional distress, to injure his reputation, and her desire to assert as many claims as possible against him, out of spite." We observe that the first two causes of action allege that only five of the six grounds of the will contest lacked probable cause; they are silent as to the undue influence ground.</p> <p>The third cause of action is against the attorney defendants. It alleges generally that they instigated and continued the will contest maliciously and without probable cause. Specifically, it alleges that the attorney defendants knew or should have known there was no probable cause for contesting the <strong>[8 Cal. 4th 675]</strong> will on the grounds that (1) it was not duly executed, (2) it was not Beldon Katleman's last will, (3) it was void for fraud, and (4) Beldon Katleman lacked testamentary capacity; it further asserts that no reasonable attorney would have believed these grounds of the contest were legally tenable. This cause of action thus alleges that only four of the six grounds of the will contest lacked probable cause, and is silent as to the undue influence and revocation grounds.</p> <p>Carole Katleman and the attorney defendants (hereafter collectively defendants) filed a general demurrer to the malicious prosecution complaint, asking the court to take judicial notice of the probate proceedings. In their points and authorities defendants contended that (1) Crowley "tacitly acknowledged" that the undue influence ground of the will contest was legally tenable by omitting it from the list of grounds alleged to lack probable cause; fn. 4 (2) by denying Crowley's motion for summary adjudication of issues as to all grounds of the will contest except lack of due execution, the probate court "necessarily determined" there was probable cause for the remaining grounds; (3) under Friedberg v. Cox (1987) <a href="http://law.justia.com/cases/california/court-of-appeal/3d/197/381.html">197 Cal. App. 3d 381</a> [<a href="http://law.justia.com/cases/california/court-of-appeal/3d/197/381.html">242 Cal. Rptr. 851</a>] (Friedberg), the absence of probable cause for one ground of the will contest (i.e., lack of due execution) will not support a malicious prosecution action when, as here, there was probable cause for the remaining grounds; and (4) in any event, probable cause to claim lack of due execution was shown by the testimony of the two surviving witnesses to the will, who testified in the will contest that they could not recall Beldon Katleman's signing the will in their presence and asking them to witness it. fn. 5</p> <p>Perhaps aware of the inadequacy of the arguments made in their points and authorities, defendants shifted their ground at the hearing on the demurrer: instead of contending that the rule of Friedberg applied because the court ruling on the motion for summary adjudication of issues had necessarily determined there was probable cause for all grounds of the will contest except lack of due execution, they argued first and foremost that the Friedberg rule applied because there was probable cause for one ground of the contest, i.e., undue influence. They characterized this ground as the "primary theory" of the will contest, and urged there was probable cause for this ground because (1) the complaint does not challenge it and (2) the court <strong>[8 Cal. 4th 676]</strong> trying the will contest ruled that the confidential relationship between Crowley and Beldon Katleman had given rise to a presumption of undue influence (although the presumption was, admittedly, rebutted at trial).</p> <p>On January 28, 1992, the court sustained defendants' demurrer without leave to amend, but failed to clearly state its reasons. Although the code requires that "the court shall include in its decision or order a statement of the specific ground or grounds upon which the decision or order is based" (Code Civ. Proc., § 472d), here the court recited only that it took judicial notice of the probate proceedings and that it "bases its decision on Sheldon Appel Co. v. Albert &amp; Oliker, <a href="http://law.justia.com/cases/california/supreme-court/3d/47/863.html">47 Cal. 3d 863</a> [<a href="http://law.justia.com/cases/california/supreme-court/3d/47/863.html">254 Cal. Rptr. 336</a>, <a href="http://law.justia.com/cases/california/supreme-court/3d/47/863.html">765 P.2d 498</a>] (1989) and Friedberg v. Cox, <a href="http://law.justia.com/cases/california/court-of-appeal/3d/197/381.html">197 Cal. App. 3d 381</a> [<a href="http://law.justia.com/cases/california/court-of-appeal/3d/197/381.html">242 Cal. Rptr. 851</a>] (1987)." The court thereafter dismissed the malicious prosecution action in its entirety, and Crowley took this appeal.</p> <p>The Court of Appeal reversed the judgment "under compulsion" of Bertero, supra, <a href="http://law.justia.com/cases/california/supreme-court/3d/13/43.html">13 Cal. 3d 43</a>, 55-57. The court and defendants strongly criticized the Bertero rule, however, and we granted review to consider their points.</p></div></div> </div> <span class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/admin" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Tue, 03/01/2016 - 09:33</span> Tue, 01 Mar 2016 15:33:56 +0000 admin 268 at http://vegashistory.org Benny Binion http://vegashistory.org/node/267 <span class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">Benny Binion</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-default field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item"><p>Benny Binion was born a year before Las Vegas herself, on November 20th, 1904 in Pilot Drove, Texas.</p> <p>His father was a literal horse trader.</p> <p>He didn't know how to read until his 50's when he learned in jail.</p> <p>Kids:  Ted, Jack, Barbara, Becky and Brenda</p> <p>Lester Ben "Benny" Binion</p> <p>Died on Christmas Day in 1989.</p> <p> </p> <p>Blood Aces - The Wild Ride of Benny Binion, the Texas Ganster who created VEGAS POKER by Doug J. Swanson</p> <p>http://www.texasobserver.org/blood-aces-shows-texas-gangster-benny-binion-knew-hold-em/</p> <p> </p> <p> </p></div></div> </div> <span class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/admin" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Wed, 10/28/2015 - 18:03</span> Wed, 28 Oct 2015 23:03:38 +0000 admin 267 at http://vegashistory.org Horseshoe (Original) http://vegashistory.org/node/266 <span class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">Horseshoe (Original)</span> <span class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/admin" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Wed, 10/28/2015 - 08:45</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-default field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item"><p>Other names:  Binion's Horseshoe, Horseshoe Casino</p> <p> </p> <p>Was:  Apache?  Other things?  Became:  Binions's Hotel and Casino???  (etc)</p> <p>Attached Businesses:  Apache Hotel, The Deli...</p> <p> </p> <p>People:  Benny, Jack, Puggy, Etc</p></div></div> </div> <div class="float-none field field-node--field-cover-art field-formatter-image field-name-field-cover-art field-type-image field-label-above has-single"><h3 class="field__label align-none">Cover Art</h3><figure class="field-type-image__figure image-count-1 align-none"><div class="field-type-image__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2015-10-cover_art/Horseshoe_Club_Joe_Brown_Postcard-1951-PGG_Collection_1.jpg" width="1000" height="694" alt="aaa" title="zzz" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </figure></div> Wed, 28 Oct 2015 13:45:59 +0000 admin 266 at http://vegashistory.org MGM Hotel Fire Kills 85 People and Injures Over 700 http://vegashistory.org/node/265 <span class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">MGM Hotel Fire Kills 85 People and Injures Over 700</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-default field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item"><p>Clark County Fire Department's Account of the 1980 MGM Grand Fire:</p> <p>http://fire.co.clark.nv.us/(S(3pj34xk0zhpyoim4wk4tc330))/MGM.aspx</p> <h2>November 21, 1980</h2> <p><img height="253" src="http://fire.co.clark.nv.us/(S(3pj34xk0zhpyoim4wk4tc330))/Images/Fires/mgm_fire3.jpg" width="400" /></p> <p>On the morning of November 21, 1980, 85 people died and more than 700 were injured as a result of a fire at the MGM Grand Hotel. This was the second largest life-loss hotel fire in United States history.</p> <p>It was determined during the investigation that the fire originated in the wall soffit of the side stand in the Deli, one of five restaurants located on the casino level.</p> <p>The investigators concluded that several factors contributed to the cause of the fire but the primary source of ignition was an electrical ground fault.</p> <p>At the time the fire was discovered, the restaurant was not yet opened for business.</p> <p>At approximately 7:05 AM, a supervisor of a marble and tile setting crew entered the Deli to examine the premises for broken tiles.</p> <p>The employee first observed a reflection of a flickering light and, upon closer inspection, discovered a wall of flame traveling from the countertop to the ceiling. He immediately notified MGM security about the fire and proceeded to secure a hose line and fire extinguisher.</p> <p>The employee repeatedly attempted to contain the fire but - by that time - the heat, smoke and pressure buildup was so intense that he was knocked down each time he tried to enter the Deli. Realizing the gravity of the situation, he decided to leave the area.</p> <p>At the same time, other employees noticed the spreading fire and tried unsuccessfully to extinguish the growing flames.</p> <p>Within six minutes of the time of discovery, the total casino area was involved in fire, at a burning rate of approximately 15 to 19 feet per second!</p> <p>The Clark County Fire Department received the call reporting the fire at 7:17 A.M. Captain Rex Smith, Engineer Chad Marshal, and Firefighters Bert Sweeney, Toby Lamuraglia, and Ted Singer arrived in Engine 11 at 7:19 A.M. They positioned the 1,500 GPM fire engine at the North entrance of the casino and implemented the High Rise Preplan.</p> <p>Upon entering the casino, the crew observed black smoke emitting from the Deli. They were only forty feet into the hotel when a huge fireball burst out of the Deli and rolled into the casino, hustling the crew out of the building. The company made it back to the engine as the flames sprang out the front of the entrance.</p> <p>The MGM Grand - view from the corner of Las Vegas Blvd and Flamingo Rd</p> <p><img height="253" src="http://fire.co.clark.nv.us/(S(3pj34xk0zhpyoim4wk4tc330))/Images/Fires/mgm_fire6.jpg" width="400" /></p> <p>The MGM Grand Fire - looking toward North-East from I-15</p> <p><img height="243" src="http://fire.co.clark.nv.us/(S(3pj34xk0zhpyoim4wk4tc330))/Images/Fires/mgm_afterfire3.jpg" width="400" /></p> <p>The destruction inside the casino</p> <p><img height="273" src="http://fire.co.clark.nv.us/(S(3pj34xk0zhpyoim4wk4tc330))/Images/Fires/mgm_afterfire2.jpg" width="402" /></p> <p>The MGM Grand - the main entrance and canopy area</p> <p>The official investigation report contains a detailed account of this fire and its cause. As a result of the many inquiries into this tragedy, the Clark County Fire Department has made the findings of their investigation available to the general public.</p> <p><strong>Please note that this report is considered public information and may be distributed or copied for non-commercial educational purposes.<br /> Altering any part of the report is strictly prohibited.</strong></p> </div></div> </div> <span class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/admin" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Tue, 10/27/2015 - 13:00</span> <div class="float-none field field-node--field-images field-formatter-image field-name-field-images field-type-image field-label-above has-multiple"><h3 class="field__label align-none">Images</h3><figure class="field-type-image__figure image-count-1 align-none"><div class="field-type-image__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/event_images/MGM%20Fire%20Casino.png" width="631" height="688" alt="MGM Grand Hotel and Casino Burns on November 21, 1980" title="MGM Grand Hotel and Casino Burns on November 21, 1980" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </figure><figure class="field-type-image__figure image-count-2 align-none"><div class="field-type-image__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/event_images/1980%20MGM%20Grand%20Fire%20600.jpg" width="600" height="280" alt="MGM Grand Hotel and Casino Burns on November 21, 1980" title="MGM Grand Hotel and Casino Burns on November 21, 1980" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </figure></div> <div class="field field-node--field-pertinent-date field-formatter-datetime-default field-name-field-pertinent-date field-type-datetime field-label-above has-single"><h3 class="field__label">Pertinent Date</h3><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item"><time datetime="1980-11-21T06:00:00Z" class="datetime">Fri, 11/21/1980 - 00:00</time> </div></div> </div> <div class="field field-node--field-relevant-date field-formatter-datetime-default field-name-field-relevant-date field-type-datetime field-label-above has-single"><h3 class="field__label">Relevant Date</h3><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item"><time datetime="1980-11-21T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">Fri, 11/21/1980 - 06:00</time> </div></div> </div> Tue, 27 Oct 2015 18:00:21 +0000 admin 265 at http://vegashistory.org Over 50 Vegas http://vegashistory.org/node/264 <span class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">Over 50 Vegas</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-default field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item"><p>Over 50 Vegas is a great resource for filing in the gaps on your research.  Maintained by </p> <p>They have a cool policy:</p> <p><strong>This is a non-commercial, educational, hobby site. Images on this site are from our personal collection and from personal collections of fellow enthusiasts who have shared their scans with us.  Other images are noted by source with links to the original. . 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http://vegashistory.org/article/why-doesnt-anyone-know-when-ho-opened <span property="schema:name" class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">WHY DOESN&#039;T ANYONE KNOW WHEN THE HO OPENED?!?</span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/admin" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2015-10-06T20:55:20+00:00" class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Tue, 10/06/2015 - 15:55</span> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 20:55:20 +0000 admin 263 at http://vegashistory.org http://vegashistory.org/article/why-doesnt-anyone-know-when-ho-opened#comments SOME HEADLINERS FROM LONG AGO http://vegashistory.org/event/some-headliners-long-ago <span class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">SOME HEADLINERS FROM LONG AGO</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-default field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item"><p>FROM <a href="http://gaming.unlv.edu/ElRanchoVegas/entertainmentheadliners.html">http://gaming.unlv.edu/ElRanchoVegas/entertainmentheadliners.html</a> :</p> <p>Center for Gaming Research<br /> Reports | Papers | Podcast | Exhibits | Fellowships | Events| UNLV Gaming Press</p> <p>UNLVGamingReseach on Facebook UNLVGaming on Twitter<br /> About the Center | Update | Blog | Contact and Directions<br /> Research about: Jurisdictions | Companies | Casino Math | Responsible Gambling<br /> banner<br /> Home | Casino | Dining | Entertainment | Accommodations | Amenities<br /> History | Postcards | Advertising | Artifacts | Literary | Fire | About<br /> Entertainment<br /> Headliners at the El Rancho Vegas<br /> Partial list of Round Up Room/Opera House Headliners, 1950-1957</p> <p>Dates</p> <p>Headliner(s)</p> <p>Supported by...</p> <p>3.1.50-3.14.50</p> <p>Zero Mostel, Anita Martell</p> <p>George Moro Dancers, Carlton Hayes Orchestra</p> <p>3.15.50.-3.28.50</p> <p>Delta Rhythm Boys, Jacqueline Hurley</p> <p>George Moro Dancers, Carlton Hayes Orchestra</p> <p>3.29.50-4.11.50</p> <p>The Wiere Brothers, The Nilsson Twins</p> <p>George Moro Dancers, Carleton Hayes Orchestra</p> <p>4.12.50-4.26.50</p> <p>Carl Ravazza, Jaywalkers,Buddy Lester, Rose Murphy</p> <p>George Moro Dancers, Carleton Hayes Orchestra</p> <p>4.26.50-5.10.50</p> <p>Buddy Lester and Rose Murphy</p> <p>George Moro Dancers, Carleton Hayes Orchestra</p> <p>5.10.50-5.24.50</p> <p>Hoosier Hot Shots, Artini &amp; Consuelo</p> <p>George Moro Dancers, Carleton Hayes Orchestra</p> <p>5.24.50-6.7.50</p> <p>Jackie Miles, Florence Hin Lowe</p> <p>George Moro Dancers, Carleton Hayes Orchestra</p> <p>6.7.50-6.20.50</p> <p>Patti Moore, Ben Lessey, Sensationals</p> <p>George Moro Dancers, Al Janhs Orchestra</p> <p>6.21.50-7.4.50</p> <p>Joey Bishop, Betty Reilly</p> <p>George Moro Dancers, Al Jahns Orchestra</p> <p>7.5.50-7.18.50</p> <p>Harvey Stone, Teddy &amp; Phyllis Rodriguez</p> <p>George Moro Dancers, Al Jahns Orchestra</p> <p>7.19.50-8.1.50</p> <p>Jack Cole, Jack E. Leonard, Bunny Bishop</p> <p>Jack Cole's Dancers, Sterling Young</p> <p>7.13.50-7.26.50</p> <p>Ames Brothers, George Burton and his Birds</p> <p>George Moro Dancers, Al Jahns Orchestra</p> <p>8.2.50-8.15.50</p> <p>Curry Byrd, Leroy Dolores Franzzini</p> <p>George Moro Dancers, Al Jahns Orchestra</p> <p>8.30.50-9.12.50</p> <p>Rudy Vallee, Senor Wences</p> <p>George Moro Dancers, Al Jahns Orchestra</p> <p>9.13.50-9.26.50</p> <p>Jon and Sondra Steele, Bob Williams</p> <p>George Moro Dancers, Chick Floyd Orchestra</p> <p>9.27.50-10.10.50</p> <p>Mary McCarty, Jessie James &amp;Cornell, Bobbie Jule</p> <p>Cover Girls, Chick Floyd Orchestra</p> <p>10.11.50-10.24.50</p> <p>Bert Wheeler, Luba Malina, Hal LeRoy</p> <p>Cover Girls, Chick Floyd Orchestra</p> <p>10.25.50-11.7.50</p> <p>Dick Contino, Alice Tyrrell, Dick Winslow</p> <p>Cover Girls, Chick Floyd Orchestra</p> <p>11.8.50-11.22.50</p> <p>Beatrice Kay, Sylvan Green<br /> Reggie Rymal</p> <p>Cover Girls, Sterling Young Orchestra</p> <p>11.22.50-12.5.50</p> <p>Gordon MacRae Anthony Allen and Hodge</p> <p>Cover Girls, Sterling Young Orchestra</p> <p>12.6.50-12.19.50</p> <p>Georgie Price, Dorothy Dandridge, Maribeth Old</p> <p>Cover Girls, Sterling Young Orchestra</p> <p>11.21.51-12.5.51</p> <p>Kirby Stone Quintette,Cow-eyes</p> <p>El Rancho Girls, Ted Fio Rito Orchestra</p> <p>12.20.50-1.2.51</p> <p>Kay Thompson</p> <p>George Moro Dancers, Bill Reddy,<br /> Henry Busse Orchestra</p> <p>1.6.51-1.16.51 </p> <p>Nellie Lutcher, Gali-Gali, Cliff Ferre</p> <p>El Ranchoettes, Henry Busse Orchestra</p> <p>1.17.51-1.30.51 </p> <p>Constance Moore, Alphonse Berge, Cliff Ferre </p> <p>Moro-Landis Dancers, Henry Busse Orchestra</p> <p>1.31.51-2.13.51 </p> <p>Martha Stewart, Blackburn Twins </p> <p>Moro-Landis Dancers, Dick Wesson Orchestra</p> <p>2.14.51-2.27.51 </p> <p>Benny Goodman, Herkie Styles, Mary Hatcher </p> <p> Nita Bieber Dancers, Irving Goodman Orchestra </p> <p>2.28.51-3.13.51 </p> <p>The Delta Rhythm Boys </p> <p>Ted Fio Rito Orchestra</p> <p>3.28.51 </p> <p>Fifi D'Orsay, Jimmy Ames </p> <p>June Taylor Dancers, Buster Burnell Orchestra </p> <p>4.7.51-4.20.51</p> <p>Sondra Steele,Billy Daniel, Lita Baron Dick Buckley </p> <p>El Rancho Girls,Ted Fio Rito Orchestra </p> <p>4.11.51-4.24.51</p> <p>Eartha Kitt, Lucille&amp;Eddie Roberts </p> <p>El Rancho Girls, Bob Ellis Orchestra </p> <p>4.11.51-4.24.51</p> <p>Vic Damone, Peggy Ryan, Ray McDonald </p> <p>June Taylor Dancers, Ted Fio Rito Orchestra </p> <p>4.25.51-5.8.51</p> <p>Joe E. Lewis, Austin Mack, Ming Chu </p> <p>June Taylor Dancers, Ted Fio Rito Orchestra </p> <p>5.12.51-5.22.51</p> <p>Joe E. Lewis, Ink Spots </p> <p>June Taylor Dancers,Ted Fio Rito Orchestra</p> <p>5.19.51 </p> <p>Sophie Tucker </p> <p>June Taylor Dancers, Ted Fio Rito Orchestra </p> <p>5.23.51-6.5.51</p> <p>Sophie Tucker, Ted Shaprio </p> <p>June Taylor Dancers, Ted Fio Rito Orchestra</p> <p>5.23.51-6.4.51</p> <p>Sophie Tucker, Ted Shaprio </p> <p>June Taylor Dancers, Ted Fio Rito Orchestra</p> <p>6.6.51-6.19.51</p> <p>The Whippoorwills, Jackie Miles, Lina Romay</p> <p>June Taylor Dancers, Ted Fio Rito Orchestra </p> <p>6.20.51-7.3.51 </p> <p>Jackie Mills, Lina Romay </p> <p>June Taylor Dancers, Ted Fio Rito Orchestra</p> <p>7.4.51-7.17.51</p> <p>Ray Middleton, Archie Robbins </p> <p>June Taylor Dancers, Ted Fio Rito Orchestra</p> <p>7.18.51-7.31.51</p> <p>Beatrice Kay, Sylvan Green </p> <p>June Taylor Dancers,Ted Fio Rito Orchestra</p> <p>8.1.51 </p> <p>Rudy Vallee </p> <p>El Rancho Girls,Ted Fio Rito Orchestra</p> <p>8.15.51-8.28.51</p> <p>Katherine Dunham </p> <p>El Rancho Dancers, Ted Fio Rito Orchestra</p> <p>9.12.51 </p> <p>Lili ST. Cyr, Tyrrell&amp;Winslow </p> <p>El Rancho Girls,Ted Fio Rito Orchestra </p> <p>9.26.51-10.9.51</p> <p>Tom Douglas' Windmill Revue </p> <p>El Rancho Dancers, Ted Fio Rito Orchestra </p> <p>9.26.51-10.9.51</p> <p>Constance Moore, Lew Parker, Billy Daniel, Lita Baron</p> <p>El Rancho Girls, Ted Fio Rito Orchestra </p> <p>10.10.51-10.23.51</p> <p>Eartha Kitt </p> <p>El Rancho Girls, Bob Ellis Orchestra</p> <p>10.24.51-11.6.51</p> <p>Gordon McRae, Pinky Lee </p> <p>El Rancho Girls, Ted Fio Rito Orchestra</p> <p>11.21.51-12.4.51 </p> <p>Lena Horne, Dunhills </p> <p>Grace and Nikko, Ted Fio Rito Orchestra </p> <p>1.7.51.51-11.20.51 </p> <p>Gordon McRae, Kirby Stone Quintet </p> <p>11.21.51-12.5.51</p> <p>Kirby Stone Quintette, Cow-Eyes, Bobby Breen </p> <p>El Rancho Girls ,Ted Fio Rito Orchestra </p> <p>12.5.51 </p> <p>Lenny Kent, Beverly Hudson, Peggy Ryan, Ray McDonald </p> <p>Ted Fio Rito Orchestra </p> <p>12.19.51</p> <p>Sophie Tucker, Doodles and Skeeter </p> <p>El Rancho Girls, Ted Fio Rito Orchestra </p> <p>12.28.51</p> <p>Ritz Brothers, Skylarks, Gloria Le Roy </p> <p>June Taylor Dancers, Ted Fio Rito Orchestra</p> <p>1.23.52-4.3.52</p> <p>Harmonica Rascals, starring Johnny Puleo ,Lenny Kent, Rtiz Brothers, Skylarks, and Gloria Le Roy</p> <p>El Rancho Dancers, Ted Fio Rito Orchestra</p> <p>1.9.52-1.22.52 </p> <p>Jackie Kannon, Betty George, Rio Brothers</p> <p>El Rancho Dancers, Ted Fio Rito Orchestra </p> <p>3.5.52-3.14.52</p> <p> Romo Vincent, Danielle Lamar, The Hands</p> <p>El Rancho Dancers, Ted Fio Rito Orchestra</p> <p>3.19.52-4.1.52</p> <p>Tony Bennett, Samia Gamal, Lord Buckely </p> <p>El Rancho Dancers, Ted Fio Rito Orchestra</p> <p>4.2.52-4.15.52 </p> <p>Joe E. Lewis, Austin Mack </p> <p>El Rancho Dancers, Ted Fio Rito Orchestra</p> <p>4.6.52-4.19.52</p> <p>Luba Malina, Borrah Minevitch's</p> <p>El Rancho Dancers, Ted Fio Rito Orchestra </p> <p>4.16.52-4.29.52</p> <p>Joe E. Lewis, Austin Mack, Kitty Kallen </p> <p>4.16.51-5.13.52 </p> <p>Celeste Holm, Manuel &amp; Marita Vierra, Buddy Ebsen</p> <p>El Rancho Dancers, Ted Fio Rito Orchestra</p> <p>5.14.52-5.28.52</p> <p>Gloria De Haven, Phil Foster, Divena </p> <p>El Rancho Dancers, Ted Fio Rito Orchestra</p> <p>5.28.52-6.10.52</p> <p>Jan Murray, Denise Darcel </p> <p>El Rancho Dancers, Ted Fio Rito Orchestra</p> <p>6.11.52-6.24.52</p> <p>Hoagy Carmichael, Steve Condos, Jerry Brandow </p> <p>El Rancho Dancers, Ted Fio Rito Orchestra </p> <p>6.23.52-8.6.52 </p> <p>Kean Sisters, Mary Kaye Trio, The Szonys, Billy Daniel, John and June Belmont</p> <p>El Rancho Dancers, Ted Fio Rito Orchestra </p> <p>7.9.52-9.22.52 </p> <p>Joey Bishop, The Szonys, Bill Skipper Dancers </p> <p>El Rancho Dancers, Ted Fio Rito Orchestra </p> <p>8.6.52-8.19.52 </p> <p>Billy Daniels, Benny Payne, John and June Belmont</p> <p>El Ranch Dancers, Ted Fio Rito Orchestra </p> <p> 8.20.52-9.2.52</p> <p>Ben Blue, Borrah Minevitch</p> <p> 8.29.52 </p> <p>Ritz Brothers, Borrah Minevitch </p> <p>El Rancho Girls, Ted Fio Rito Orchestra </p> <p> 8.29.52-9.17.52</p> <p>Jack Haley, Helen O'Connell &amp; Allan &amp;Ashton</p> <p>El Ranch Dancers, Ted Fio Rito Orchestra</p> <p> 9.17.52-9.30.52</p> <p>Larry Parks, Betty Garrett, Joel Grey</p> <p>El Rancho Girls, Ted Fio Rito Orchestra</p> <p> 10.1.52-10.14.52 </p> <p>Lili St. Cyr, Russell Nype, Joel Grey </p> <p>El Rancho Dancers, Ted Fio Rito Orchestra</p> <p> 10.15.52-10.28.52</p> <p>Jerry Lester, Mary Small</p> <p>El Rancho Dancers, Ted Fio Rito Orchestra</p> <p>10.29.52-11.11.52</p> <p>Ben Blue (with Syd Slate)</p> <p>El Rancho Dancers, Ted Fio Rito Orchestra</p> <p>11.12.52-11.25.52 </p> <p> Don Cornell, Carmen D'Antonio, Joanne Gilbert, Doodles and Skeeter </p> <p>El Rancho Dancers,Ted Fio Rito Orchestra </p> <p>11.26.52-12.9.52 </p> <p> Allen and Ashton, Bill Skipper &amp; Carmen D'Antonio, Bill Damian, Tom Douglas' Windmill Revue</p> <p>El Rancho Dancers, Ted Fio Rito Orchestra </p> <p>12.10.52-12.23.52</p> <p>Ben Blue,Andy and Della Russell </p> <p>El Rancho Dancers, Ted Fio Rito Orchestra </p> <p>12.28.52 </p> <p>Jack Carson, Honey Brothers, Marion Colby</p> <p>El Rancho Girls, Ted Fio Rito Orchestra</p> <p>12.24.52-1.6.52</p> <p>Ray McDonald and Peggy Ryan Benny Fields, Joan Holloway </p> <p>Al White Dancers, Ted Fio Rito Orchestra</p> <p>1.14.53-4.3.53 </p> <p>Jimmy McHugh and his singing stars of 1953, Al Gayle, Lenny Kent</p> <p>Al White Dancers, Ted Fio Rito Orchestra</p> <p>2.4.53-2.24.53 </p> <p>Billy Daniels, Bianchi Mosca </p> <p>El Rancho Dancers, Bob Ellis Orchestra</p> <p>2.18.53-3.17.53</p> <p> Billy Daniels and Company</p> <p>The Shaw Dancers, Bob Ellis Orchestra</p> <p>3.18.53-3.24.53</p> <p>The Jack Carson Show, and Connie Towers </p> <p>Dottie Dee Dancers, Bob Ellis Orchestra</p> <p>3.25.53-4.7.53</p> <p>Guy Lombardo , Royal Canadians </p> <p>Dottie Dee Dancers, Bob Ellis Orchestra</p> <p>4.8.53-4.21.53 </p> <p>Abbott and Costello, Peggy King, The Maxellos </p> <p>Dottie Dee Dancers, Bob Ellis Orchestra</p> <p>4.22.53-5.5.53 </p> <p>Geogory Ratoff, Susan Zanuck, Billy William </p> <p>Dottie Dee Dancers, Bob Ellis Orchestra</p> <p>5.6.53-5.26.53</p> <p>Joe E. Lewis, Estellita </p> <p>Dottie Dee Dancers, Bob Ellis Orchestra </p> <p>5.27.53-6.6.53</p> <p>Katherine Dunham and Her Review </p> <p>Dottie Dee Dancers, Bob Ellis Orchestra</p> <p>6.10.53-6.23.53</p> <p>Gordon MacRae, Shelia Stevens,Steven Gibson's Redcaps</p> <p>Dottie Dee Dancers, Bob Ellis Orchestra</p> <p>6.24.53-7.14.53</p> <p>Gloria De Haven Joe E. Lewis </p> <p>Dottie Dee Dancers, Bob Ellis Orchestra</p> <p>7.15.53-7.28.53</p> <p>Vic Damone, Bambi Linn, Rod Alexander </p> <p>The Johnny Conrad Dancers, Bob Ellis Orchestra</p> <p>7.29.53-8.11.53 </p> <p>Harry James and his Music Makers, Buddy Rich</p> <p>The Johnny Conrad Dancers, Bob Ellis Orchestra</p> <p>8.12.53-8.25.53</p> <p>Joe E. Lewis, Lili St. Cyr, Martha Stewart</p> <p>Dottie Dee's Dancers, Bob Ellis Orchestra </p> <p>9.9.53-9.22.53</p> <p>Joe E. Lewis, Lili St. Cyr, Harmonica Rascals</p> <p>Dottie Dee’s Dancers, Bob Elli Orchestra </p> <p>10.7.53-10.20.53</p> <p>Ben Blue and Co. Dorothy Dandridge</p> <p>Dottie Dee's Dancers, Bob Ellis Orchestra </p> <p>10.21.53-11.17.53 </p> <p>Billy Daniels, Judy Johnson &amp; Dates, Benny Payne, Clifford Guest, Georgine Darcy</p> <p>Dottie Dee Dancers, Bob Ellis Orchestra </p> <p>11.18.53-12.8.53</p> <p>Gordon McRae, Sheila Stephens, Buddy Hackett, The Zerybs </p> <p>Dottie Dee's Dancers, Bob Ellis Orchestra </p> <p>12.9.53-12.29.53</p> <p>Georgia Gibbs, Jack E. Leonard, Beebe Allan, Barry Ashton, Red Caps, Doodles and Skeeter</p> <p>Dottie Dee's dancers, Bob Ellis Orchestra </p> <p>12.30.54-1.19.53</p> <p> Nat "King" Cole, Buddy Hackett, Helene &amp; Howard</p> <p>Dottie Dee's Dancers, Bob Ellis Orchestra </p> <p>1.20.54-2.2.54</p> <p> Jack Carson, Connie Towers, The Four Freshmen</p> <p>Dottie Dee's Dancers, Bob Ellis Orchestra </p> <p>2.3.54-2.16.54</p> <p>Harry James and his Music Makers, Buddy Rich, Marilyn Cantor, Sonny Sands</p> <p>El Rancho Dancers, Bob Ellis Orchestra </p> <p>2.17.54-3.??.54</p> <p>Billy Gray, Patti Moore, Ben Lessy</p> <p>Dottie Dee Dancers, Bob Ellis Orchestra </p> <p>3.10.54-3.23.54</p> <p>Les Paul and Mary Ford, Artie Dann</p> <p>El Rancho Girls, Bob Ellis Orchestra </p> <p>3.10.54-4.6.54</p> <p>Les Paul and Mary Ford, Danny Crystal</p> <p>El Rancho Girls, Bob Ellis Orchestra </p> <p>4.7.54-4.20-54</p> <p>Eartha Kitt , Lucille and Eddie Roberts</p> <p>El Rancho Girls, Bob Ellis Orchestra </p> <p>4.21.54-5.18.54 </p> <p>Joe E. Lewis, Lili St. Cyr, Ben Yost, Beau Jesters</p> <p>El Rancho Girls, Bob Ellis Orchestra </p> <p>5.19.54-6.1.54 </p> <p>George Jessel, Jacqueline Fontaine</p> <p>El Rancho Girls, Bob Ellis Orchestra</p> <p>6.2.54-6.15.54 </p> <p>Dorothy Lamour, Joel Grey</p> <p>El Rancho Girls, Bob Ellis Orchestra</p> <p>6.16.54-6.29.54</p> <p>Sophie Tucker, Lenny Maxwell </p> <p>El Rancho Girls, Bob Ellis Orchestra</p> <p>6.30.54-7.13.54</p> <p>Ann Sothern , Escorts, Doodles and Skeeter</p> <p>El Rancho Girls, Bob Ellis Orchestra</p> <p>6.14.54-8.10.54 </p> <p>Joe E. Lewis, Gloria De Haven, Doodles and Skeeter</p> <p>El Rancho Girls, Bob Ellis Orchestra</p> <p>6.14.54-9.14.54 </p> <p>Joe E. Lewis, Gloria De Haven, Doodles and Skeeter, Carolyn Ayres, Escorts </p> <p>El Rancho Girl, Bob Ellis Orchestra</p> <p>7.14.54-9.7.54</p> <p>Joe E. Lewis, Estelita, Carolyn Ayres &amp;Escorts </p> <p>Dottie Dee's Dancers, Bob Ellis Orchestra</p> <p>9.8.54-10.19.54</p> <p>Lili St. Cyr, Archie Robbins, Steve Gibson's Red Caps, Doodles and Skeeter, Louis Dance Trio </p> <p>El Rancho Girls, Bob Ellis Orchestra</p> <p>10.20.54-11.9.54</p> <p>Lilliam Roth, Lili St. Cyr, Jackie Kannon, Steve Gibson's Red Caps, Louis Dance Trio </p> <p>El Rancho Girls, Bob Ellis Orchestra</p> <p>11.10.54-11.30.54</p> <p>Billy Daniels, Patricia Bright, Stan Nelson Trio, Louis Dance Trio </p> <p>El Rancho Girls, Bob Ellis Orchestra</p> <p>11.10.54-11.30.54</p> <p>Billy Daniels, Patricia Bright, Stan Nelson Trio, Louis Dance Trio</p> <p>El Rancho Girls, Bob Ellis Orchestra</p> <p>11.10.54-11.30.54 </p> <p>Billy Daniels, Patricia Bright, Billy Daniels, Tommy Noonan, Louis Dance Trio</p> <p>El Rancho Girls, Bob Ellis Orchestra</p> <p>11.10.54-11.30.5</p> <p>Lili St. Cyr, Archie Robbins, Steve Gibson's Red Caps, Doodles and Skeeter,Louis Dance Trio</p> <p>El rancho Girls, Bob Ellis Orchestra</p> <p>12.1.54-12.21.54</p> <p>Sherry Britton, Al Bernie, The Barry Sisters, Louis Dance Trio</p> <p>El Rancho Girls, Bob Ellis Orchestra</p> <p> 12.22.54-4.1.54</p> <p>Sophie Tucker, Ted Shaprio, Dick Kallman </p> <p>El Rancho Girls, Bob Ellis Orchestra</p> <p>12.22.54-2.1.55</p> <p>Sophie Tucker, Ted Shaprio, Dick Kallman, Beverly Richards, Eve Marley, Guy Cherny</p> <p>El Rancho Girls, Bob Ellis Orchestra</p> <p>2.2.55</p> <p>George White Scandalette Presented by Le Roy Prinz</p> <p>El Rancho Vegas Girls, Ted Fio Rito Orchestra</p> <p>3.5.55 </p> <p>Lili St Cyr, Lenny Kent, The Crewcuts </p> <p>El Rancho Vegas Girls, Ted Fio Rito Orchestra</p> <p>3.26.55</p> <p>Lili St. Cyr, Lenny Kent, The Crewcuts </p> <p>El Rancho Vegas Girls, Ted Fio Rito Orchestra</p> <p>4.2.55-4.12.55 </p> <p>The Keefe Brasselle Show, Five De Marco, Slate Bros.Phil Backer</p> <p>El Rancho Dancers Ted Fio Rito Orchestra</p> <p>4.16.55 </p> <p>Joe E. Lewis, Lillian Roth, Billy Daniel, Georgine D'Arcy </p> <p>El Rancho Girls, Ted Fio Rito Orchestra</p> <p>4.23.55-6.7.55</p> <p>Billy Daniel, Georgine D'Arcy, Austin Mack, Gordon McRae, Sheila Stephens</p> <p>El Rancho Girls, Ted Fio Rito Orchestra</p> <p>6.8.55-7.5.55 </p> <p>Morty Gunty, Billy Daniel, Joe E. Lewis, Austin Mack, Nejla</p> <p>El Rancho Girls, Ted Fio Rito Orchestra</p> <p>7.6.55-8.16.55 </p> <p>Ates, Marti Stevens, Billy Daniel, Micki Marlo, Joe E. Lewis, Lili St. Cyr</p> <p>El Rancho Gils, Ted Fio Rito Orchestra</p> <p>7.6.55-9.7.55</p> <p>Lili St. Cyr, Myron Cohen</p> <p>El Rancho Girls, Ted Fio Rito Orchestra</p> <p>9.8.55-9.27.55</p> <p>Helen Grayco, Billy Daniel, Eartha Kitt, Lenny Kent,</p> <p>El Rancho Girls, Ted Fio Rito Orchestra</p> <p>9.28.55-11.2.55</p> <p>Eartha Kitt, Lenny Kent </p> <p>Wanda Smith &amp;Cover Girls, Ted Fio Rito Orchestra</p> <p>11.9.55.-11.29.55</p> <p>Alicia Marquez &amp; Jack de Rio, Debra Paget, Steve Gibson's Red Caps</p> <p>El Rancho Girls, Ted Fio Rito Orchestra</p> <p>11.30.55-12.22.55</p> <p>Dick Kallman, Sophie Tucker, Ted Shapiro</p> <p>El Rancho Girls, Ted Fio Rito Orchestra</p> <p>12.22.55-2.1.55 </p> <p>Sophie Tucker, Ted Shapiro </p> <p>El Rancho Girls, Bob Ellis Orchestra</p> <p>12.23.55-2.2.56</p> <p>Sophie Tucker, Ted Shapiro, Guy Cherney </p> <p>El Rancho Vegas Girls, Ted Fio Rito Orchestra</p> <p> 2.15.56-3.13.56</p> <p>Buddy Rich; Jack Costanzo, Eartha Kitt, Myron Cohen</p> <p>Ted Fio Rito Orchestra</p> <p> 3.14.56-4.17.56</p> <p>Joe E. Lewis, Austin Mack </p> <p>Wanda Smith&amp; Cover Girls, Ted Fio Rito Orchestra</p> <p>4.18.56-6.26.56</p> <p>Lili St. Cyr, Marion Colby,Joe E. Lewis, Austin Mack</p> <p>Renee Molnar Dancers, Ted Fio Rito Orchestra</p> <p>4.18.56-6.26.56</p> <p>Gloria DeHaven, Sophie Tucker, John Carroll </p> <p>Renee Molnar Dancers, Sherman Hayes Orchestra</p> <p>6.27.56-7.30-56 </p> <p>Sophie Tucker, Ted Shapiro, John Carroll</p> <p>Renee Molnar Dancers, El Rancho Orchestra </p> <p>8.1.56-9.5.56 </p> <p>Joe E. Lewis; Austin Mack, Lili St. Cyr </p> <p>Renee Molnar Dancers, El Rancho Orchestra </p> <p>9.5.56-9.25.56 </p> <p>Eartha Kitt, Myron, Cohen, Gloria DeHaven</p> <p>Renee Molnar Dancers, Dick Rice Orchestra </p> <p>10.6.56-10.16.56</p> <p>Myron Cohen, Carter DeHave, Billy Eckstine, Lenny Kent </p> <p>Renee Molnar Dancers, Dick Rice Orchestra </p> <p>10.17.56-11.13.56</p> <p>Robert Alda, Morty Gunty </p> <p>Renee Molnar Dancers, Dick Rice Orchestra </p> <p>11.14.56-11.27.56</p> <p>Sandra &amp; Sonia Warner, Lisa Kirk, Morty Gunty</p> <p>Renee Molnar Dancers, Dick Rice Orchestra </p> <p>11.28.56-12.25.56</p> <p>Lisa Kirk, Jimmie Komack, Joe E. Lewis, Austin Mack </p> <p>Renee Molnar Dancers, Dick Rice Orchestra </p> <p>12.26.56-1.17.57</p> <p>Lili St. Cyr; Helen Grayco, Georgine D'Arcy</p> <p>Georgie Tapps Dancers, Dick Rice Orchestra </p> <p>Thanks to Special Collections student worker Yonna Polehn for formatting and editing this list.</p> <p>UNLV Special Collections | University Libraries | UNLV home</p> <p>Follow UNLVgaming on Follow unlvgaming on Twitter Twitter and UNLVGamingResearch on Facebook</p> <p>© 2015 University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Do not copy or reuse without permission.</p> <p>Last modified Thursday, 12-Feb-2009 14:35:36 PST</p> </div></div> </div> <span class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/admin" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Tue, 10/06/2015 - 14:38</span> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 19:38:04 +0000 admin 262 at http://vegashistory.org Some History about Fremont Street and such http://vegashistory.org/story/some-history-about-fremont-street-and-such <span class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">Some History about Fremont Street and such</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-default field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item"><p>Fremont Street Experience Logo<br /> Fremont Street Historical Facts</p> <p>1905 - On May 15, 1905, the auction of lots takes place under a mesquite tree where the Union Plaza stands today, marking the birthdate of Las Vegas.<br /> The Las Vegas Club opens as the Overland Park Hotel. It becomes the Las Vegas Club in 1931. Mel Exber and Jackie Gaughan have owned it since 1961.</p> <p>1906 - The Golden Gate originally opens as the Hotel Nevada in 1906 and becomes the Sal Sagev in 1931. In 1955, Golden Gate becomes a casino underneath the hotel and in 1974 Golden Gate assumes the entire operation and the property becomes the Golden Gate.<br /> 1907 - The first telephone in Las Vegas is installed at the office of Charles "Pop" Squires at the Hotel Nevada, now the Golden Gate Hotel and Casino. The second telephone is installed at his home four blocks east on Fremont.<br /> 1910 - Legal since 1869, gambling is outlawed.<br /> 1911 - The first moving picture is shown at the Overland Hotel where the Las Vegas Club is today. The original building burns down that year, partly because there is not enough water pressure in the hydrants. The disaster is a major stimulus to the incorporation of the City of Las Vegas in that year.<br /> 1912 - Where the Coin Castle stands today was the site of the Northern Club, opened by Lon Groesbeck of the Salt Lake City Brewing Company. He sold large glasses of American Beauty beer for five cents. In 1920 he was the first local casualty of prohibition when the district attorney found 23 pints of Old McBrayer in his room. He fled from the state to avoid a three-month sentence and died a few months later.<br /> 1913 - A new street lighting system is tested for the first time on Feb. 1. The Las Vegas Age reports, "The installation of the street lights will mark a long forward step in the life and business activity of the town and is the subject for much self- congratulation for our people."<br /> 1916 - W.L. James, business manager and secretary of the Nevada Film Company, selects the San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad (now Union Pacific) property west of downtown Las Vegas as the site of a studio for the production of motion pictures released through World Film Corporation.<br /> 1919 - Capping a Fourth of July celebration featuring a parade and a welcome home ceremony for servicemen returning from World War I, a "street dance" complete with a full orchestra is held on Fremont Street. The festivities also feature a baseball game played at a brand new field constructed on the railroad property west of downtown.<br /> 1920s - By the mid-1920s the Union Pacific Depot, which was built in 1906, has five through passenger trains running daily to L.A. In 1940 the old UP station is razed to make way for a modern facility. In the late 1920s, the building where the western part of the Pioneer Club is today was operated as the Smokehouse. In 1930 it becomes the Las Vegas Club and receives one of the first gambling licenses in Clark County in 1931. In the late 1940s Kell Houssels, owner of the Las Vegas Club, moves it across the street to its present location.<br /> 1925 - Fremont Street is paved from Main Street to Fifth Street.<br /> 1929 - The Bureau of Reclamation visits Las Vegas to evaluate the city's potential as a housing center for the Hoover Dam workers.<br /> The first long distance phone call to Las Vegas is taken at the Union Pacific dining room, fondly called the "Beanery" by locals. It was located next to where the Union Plaza stands today and was probably the town's most popular spot for social gatherings.</p> <p>Will Beckley, who operated a clothing store where the Pioneer Club is today, expands his building to three stories.</p> <p>1930s - In the mid 1930s, one of the city's hottest night spots was located on Fremont Street. The Barrel House Beer Garden had a full orchestra and dancing every night. There was a hole cut into the wall connecting it to the State Cafe, and patrons could order food through the hole. The State Cafe was opened during prohibition, but you could get a coffee pot full of whiskey if you knew the owner.<br /> In the 1930s, the Elks, the Eagles and the Veterans of Foreign Wars had their meeting halls on Fremont Street between First Street and Second Streets. The Masons met on the second floor of the First State Bank at First Street and Fremont Street.</p> <p>1931 - Gambling is legalized in Nevada. The first of only six original gaming licenses in Clark County is issued to Mayme V. Stocker at the Northern Club, 15 East Fremont Street, where the Coin Castle stands today.<br /> The first traffic light is installed in Las Vegas on Fremont Street.</p> <p>1932 - The oldest part of the Horseshoe Hotel and Casino opens as the Apache Hotel, with 100 rooms and the town's first elevator. It was a frequent stopover for Hollywood celebrities such as Clark Gable during the years of Boulder Dam construction. Before the Horseshoe opened, the casino has also been known as the Pache Club, S.S. Rex and Eldorado Club.<br /> 1933 - A Chinese restaurant opens called the Silver Cafe. It is operated by S.M. Fong and is located just north of Fremont Street and First Street. In 1955 the Fong family opened their new restaurant, Fong's Garden, on East Charleston.<br /> 1935 - Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicates Boulder Dam with a motorcade down Fremont Street.<br /> The Las Vegas Elks Club institutes Helldorado Days, a week-long celebration of Las Vegas' frontier heritage featuring a parade on Fremont Street.</p> <p>1940s - The emergence of neon begins to transform a drab Fremont Street into "Glitter Gulch." In 1957, the Southern Nevada Power Company reports a 57 percent increase in energy usage -- much of it attributed to the proliferation of colorful neon.<br /> 1941 - The El Rancho Vegas opens. The strip and the beginning of big name entertainment emerges.<br /> The El Cortez opens.</p> <p>Infamous Block 16, one block north of Fremont Street on First Street, becomes the town's red light district shortly after the city was founded. The brothels are more or less officially tolerated until the Army Air Force forces their closing with the opening of the air base in 1941.</p> <p>1942 - California gamblers Chuck Addison and Tutor Scherer open the Pioneer Club.<br /> 1945 - Wilbur C. Clark opens the Monte Carlo Club where the Northern Club used to be and the Coin Castle is today. In the 1950s he went on to build and become part owner of Wilbur Clark's Desert Inn Hotel and Casino.<br /> 1946 - The Golden Nugget opens. It is the first structure designed from the ground up to be a casino. Steve Wynn takes it over in 1972 and builds the first tower in 1977. The hotel now has 1,900 rooms.<br /> The Eldorado Club is built.</p> <p>1947 - A Texas gambler named Benny Binion comes to town and goes into partnership with Kell Houssels at the Las Vegas Club. When Houssels moved the Las Vegas Club to its present location, Binion took over the old premises and opened the Westerner Club.<br /> 1950s - The pharmacy and hotel located for many years on the northwest corner of First Street and Fremont Street is torn down. The Silver Palace Casino opened on the same site in 1956, but closed three years later.<br /> 1951 - Benny Binion purchases the Eldorado Club and renames it the Horseshoe. It is currently owned and operated by his son, Jack Binion.<br /> Vegas Vic, the waving, winking cowboy who greets downtown visitors with a hearty "Howdy, pardnuh! Welcome to Las Vegas!", is erected on the Pioneer Club. The 48-foot tall sign quickly becomes the most recognized symbol of Las Vegas.</p> <p>The U.S. Government begins above-ground nuclear testing at a proving ground 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas. Eager to capitalize on the tests, downtown hotels serve "Atomic Cocktails" at rooftop parties timed to coincide with the blasts, and Las Vegas reaps worldwide publicity from photographs of mushroom clouds rising in the distance above Fremont Street. The radioactive festivities end in 1962, when the government orders all testing done underground.</p> <p>1952 - "The Las Vegas Story," starring Victor Mature, Jane Russell and Vincent Price, marks its world premiere in downtown Las Vegas.<br /> 1956 - Sam Levinson opens the first high rise in Nevada, the Fremont Hotel/Casino.<br /> 1959 - Wayne Newton opens at the Fremont with his brother, Jerry, and a group called The Jets. Too young to legally walk through the casino, the teenage entertainer and future Las Vegas superstar spends his breaks between shows having a soda at White Cross Drugs across the street from the Fremont.<br /> 1960 - The downtown sign is erected on I-15.<br /> 1964 - Lady Luck opens.<br /> 1965 - The Mint opens on the site of the Apache Hotel.<br /> 1966 - Ben Goffstein opens the Four Queens, named for his four daughters. Today it is under the ownership of the Elsinore Corporation.<br /> 1969 - The Mint 400 takes place downtown.<br /> 1971 - A group of businessmen, including J.K. Houssels, Jr., and Jackie Gaughan, open the Plaza. In 1986 Jackie Gaughan becomes chairman of the board.<br /> 1974 - Sam and Bill Boyd open the California on New Year's Eve. It remains as one of the Boyd Group's several properties.<br /> The Golden Nugget provides an all-expenses paid trip to Las Vegas for eight retirees who were arrested for playing penny ante poker in a San Francisco residential hotel. The "Alexander Hotel Eight" are treated to a day of dining and gambling at the Golden Nugget.</p> <p>1975 - The Four Queens places on public display a collection of exact replicas of the Crown Jewels of England. The display includes reproductions of the Orb of England, the Imperial State Crown, and a knighting sword.<br /> 1978 - The city approves reconstruction plans for Fremont Street from Main to Seventh streets, including new curbs and storm drains, street lights, and gambling symbols embedded in each of the eight intersections.<br /> 1980 - The Sundance opens as the highest building downtown. In 1988 it becomes Fitzgeralds and is currently owned by Jerry Turk and Phil Griffith.<br /> 1983 - Cashman Field opens.<br /> 1984 - The neon is removed from the Golden Nugget and the spa tower is built.<br /> 1985 - The Boyd Group purchases the California.<br /> 1986 - Hoping to revitalize the business core of Las Vegas, the City Council forms a downtown redevelopment agency.<br /> 1988 - Binion's Horseshoe purchases the adjacent Mint Hotel from Del E. Webb Corp. for $27 million, doubling the size of the Horseshoe's casino and adding a 24-story, 296-room high rise tower.<br /> 1989 - A parade honoring the memory of slain civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is staged on Fremont Street and other downtown thoroughfares.<br /> 1990 - Thousands of people line the streets of downtown Las Vegas for a victory motorcade honoring NCAA basketball champions, the University of Nevada- Las Vegas Runnin' Rebels.<br /> 1991 - Two enlisted personnel from each branch of the military serve as grand marshalls for the Operation Desert Homecoming parade on Fremont Street honoring veterans of the Persian Gulf war.<br /> 1992 - "Monday Night Jazz" marks its 10th anniversary at the Four Queens. The shows are recorded and syndicated to more than 140 public radio stations across the country.<br /> 1994 - Ending a 60-year tradition, the final Helldorado Days Parade is held on Fremont Street. Later in the year, the street is permanently closed to vehicular traffic to make way for construction of the Fremont Street Experience.<br /> 1995 - Las Vegas celebrates 90 years downtown -- where it all began.<br /> Other Interesting Facts - Fremont Street was named after John Charles Fremont, a 19th century general and explorer who camped an expedition near the headwaters of the Las Vegas Springs in 1844.<br /> When the railroad sold lots in the new Las Vegas town site, businesses could not sell liquor except on Block 16 and Block 17, between First Street and Third Street and between Ogden and Stewart Avenue. But, hotels could sell liquor. Hence, the saloons along Fremont Street, like the Northern and Las Vegas Clubs, added a few rooms and called themselves hotels.</p> <p>The northeast corner of First and Fremont streets was where the First State Bank building was located until the Mint Hotel expanded. The First State Bank was a direct ancestor to First Interstate Bank. Clark County Sheriff Sam Gay used to sit in a chair in front of the bank where he could see Block 16, the gambling clubs along Fremont Street and the train station. "No need to chase the bad guys," he said. "Everybody passes this corner sooner or later."</p> <p>The town's only indoor movie theater after the fire at the Overland Hotel was the Majestic Theater on the south side of Fremont Street, just west of Second Street. During the summer, movies were shown at the Airdome outdoor theater on the northeast corner of Third Street and Fremont Street. When it rained, patrons would help the projectionist carry the equipment back to the Majestic.</p> </div></div> </div> <span class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/admin" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Mon, 08/24/2015 - 13:40</span> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:40:11 +0000 admin 261 at http://vegashistory.org Jackie Gaughan dies March 12th, 2014 http://vegashistory.org/article/jackie-gaughan-dies-march-12th-2014 <span property="schema:name" class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">Jackie Gaughan dies March 12th, 2014</span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/admin" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2015-03-14T21:08:54+00:00" class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Sat, 03/14/2015 - 16:08</span> Sat, 14 Mar 2015 21:08:54 +0000 admin 260 at http://vegashistory.org http://vegashistory.org/article/jackie-gaughan-dies-march-12th-2014#comments