Autographed Copies of My New Paperbook Book Available!

So happy to announce that the Paperbook version of my popular book on the first twenty-five years of the Las Vegas Strip: Gambling on a Dream: The Classic Las Vegas Strip 1930-1955 is now available! If you go to my website, you can order a personalized autographed copy:

http://classiclasvegas.com/book-vol1-paperback/

The book covers the bar and nightclub that were located on Highway 91 before the first hotel, the El Rancho Vegas, was built. Once the dreamers came along new hotels began to take shape up and down the boulevard. The book also covers the first 10 hotels from conception to demolition (with a significant survival story included), and their neon signs that came to define the Las Vegas Strip. This is the story of how the Las Vegas Strip was born and how it grew.

You can also order the companion DVD that offers over 35 interviews with the men and women who were there and share their stories. Great story-tellers such as hotel executive Burton Cohen, Nancy Williams Baker who danced at the El Rancho Vegas in the early days of the hotel, those who knew Howard Hughes and Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel, performers such as Sam Butera, Claude Trenier, Pete Barbutti and Steve Rossi as well as many others. Bonus features also include a photo gallery of rarely-seen, historic images.

 Gambling on a Dream paperback book and companion DVD

Gambling on a Dream paperback book and companion DVD

So get your copy today!

Printed Version of "Gambling on a Dream" coming soon!

So excited to share this with all of you:

For all who were asking about a printed version of my book, Gambling on a Dream: The Classic Las Vegas Strip 1930-1955, I have good news just in time for the holidays!

Fonthill Media and Arcadia Publishing are publishing the printed version on Oct. 29th!

The book is filled with rarely seen photographs as well as detailed histories, from conception to implosion with a couple of survival stories, of the first 11 hotels built on the famed boulevard.

As Oct. 29th gets closer, I'll have more details to share including an upcoming book signing, autographed copies and a special DVD of the interviews that are in the e-book version but couldn’t be included in the printed version.

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Places That Aren't Here Anymore Presentation This Thursday

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This Thursday, June 7th,  Historian Dennis McBride and I will be presenting "Places That Aren't Here Anymore", 

Join us for a trip down memory lane we share stories and images of iconic and beloved places that were once part of the Las Vegas landscape. From the Alpine Village to the Cinerama Dome with an emphasis on a variety of restaurants, movie theaters, bars and everyday places will be highlighted.

Clark County Library 

7:00 pm

1401 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89119

Admission is free

We hope to see you there!

Happy Easter from Classic Las Vegas!

We are wishing everyone a Happy Easter.

Here's a look back at some Easter celebrations in various Las Vegas neighborhoods (feel free to share yours!):

 Easter in Charleston Heights

Easter in Charleston Heights

 Easter in the Huntridge District-The Kingham sisters

Easter in the Huntridge District-The Kingham sisters

 The Kingham sisters and mom

The Kingham sisters and mom

 Still looking happy at another Easter celebration in Charleston Heights

Still looking happy at another Easter celebration in Charleston Heights