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:
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.
So get your copy today!