Gambling on a Dream Volume 2

Las Vegas history book 1956-1973

This second volume of a two-part multimedia book tells the fascinating story of the Las Vegas Strip hotels built during the turbulent years of cultural and societal change,1956-1973.

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Fabulously cool, multimedia content!

♠️ Nearly 30 VIDEOS
that can be played inside the book!

showing each hotel's location on the Strip

of rarely seen historical images

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Gambling on a Dream VOLUME 2: The Classic Las Vegas Strip 1956-1973
By Lynn M. Zook

This Volume 2 interactive ebook traces the fabulous history of the Classic Las Vegas Strip and offers in-depth histories of the nine hotels built between 1956-1973

Aladdin Hotel
Caesars Palace
Circus Circus

Hacienda Hotel
Tropicana Hotel
Stardust Hotel

Landmark Hotel
International Hotel
original MGM Grand Hotel


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Engaging historical narratives

With a foreword by author Alan Hess, this book looks at the visionaries who built the hotels that made the Las Vegas Strip an adult playground during the swinging 1960s and early 1970s.  It talks about the entertainers who performed there including Elvis Presley, how rock and roll groups found a home on the Strip, as well as the Folies Bergere and the Lido de Paris.

Myths are explored, such as Howard Hughes was brought in to buy the mob out, debunking the myths with the real stories. Also included are little known facts and stories about the decline of the mob (including stories about Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal and Tony Spilotro), and personal insights to what it was like to work for Donn Arden, Jay Sarno, Warren "Doc" Bayley and Kirk Kerkorian.

Video interviews include

  • Jay Sarno's daughter, Heidi Sarno Straus
  • Hotel executives Burton Cohen, J. Kell Houssels, and Richard Taylor
  • Former U.S. Attorney Mahlon Brown
  • Journalists Gwen Cataldi and Myram Borders
  • Performers Jay Orlando and Babe Pier
  • Show producer Maynard Sloate

- and many more!

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