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May 24, 2015

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Photo: Former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, left, tells
Mob stories never get old for Goodman — or audiences
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Up next for Goodman on his mini-tour of Vegas speaking engagements is a discussion about Chagra’s fanciful life as a high-stakes gambler and his highly theatrical legal battles. “Oscar’s Case of the Century: The Life and Crimes of Jimmy Chagra,” which also might be the case of this century, is set for May 28 at the Mob Museum ...
Handcuff can boost Mob Museum, CSI attraction
Handcuff can boost Mob Museum, CSI attraction
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Five years ago, there was a question of whether the Mob Museum in downtown Las Vegas would agree to enter into a cross-promotional partnership with the in-development Mob Experience being planned at the Tropicana. The concept was that a single ticket might be offered to both attractions, given they were exhibiting such similar subject matter ...
Gun owned by agent who toppled Al Capone headed to Las Vegas museum
Gun owned by agent who toppled Al Capone headed to Las Vegas museum
Friday, March 27, 2015
The gun is a triumph of American craftsmanship from the early 20th century, its sleek barrel familiar to anyone raised on the movies of Bogart and Cagney, "Scarface" and "Little Caesar." Except this Smith & Wesson .38 special has real-life stories to tell, stories of ...
Photo: The body of Benjamin Bugsy Siegel is placed in a h
Fascination with old Vegas mob tales endures
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Notes compiled, and now imparted, from across the urban landscape we call VegasVille ...
Photo: History concealed? The greatness of the Nevada Sta
The Nevada State Museum fights for visibility at Springs Preserve
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
The institution is located in the opposite direction of many popular Springs Preserve attractions.
Photo: Benjamin
Experts to discuss Bugsy Siegel at the Mob Museum on March 24
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Who killed Mob legend Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel at age 41 with an assassin’s bullet in Beverly Hills, Calif., after he opened the Flamingo here in 1947? No suspects were ever arrested, and to this day it remains an unsolved mystery.
Photo: Oscar Goodman's
Strip Scribbles: Downtown tourist scams warning; Andre Rochat’s 35th anniversary; Oscar chefs
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Las Vegas:
Operators of The Haunted Vegas Tours, The Vegas Mob Tours, The Haunted Mob Tour and The Goodsprings Ghost Hunt are warning tourists that unscrupulous people have been ripping off their names to sell low-cost downtown copycat tours.
Photo: Nicky Hilton x Linea Pelle.
Strip Scribbles: Nicky Hilton at Magic; ‘Sexxy’ injuries; Mob daughter; LFL drama
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Las Vegas:
The twice-annual Magic fashion show every February and August is underway with hundreds of designers and manufacturers showcasing wares. One of the first style influencers to arrive is designer and author Nicky Hilton with a new, posh handbag collection.
Photo: South African players celebrate after defeating Ne
Weekend best bets: USA Sevens Rugby, ‘For the Love of Cocktails,’ Mob Museum anniversary
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Las Vegas:
With Valentine’s Day and President’s Day bookending the weekend ahead, there’s plenty to celebrate — and plenty to do. From live music to free museums, here’s a look at our weekend best bets:
Photo: Six-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson rides the
Strip Scribbles: Sleeping with the Mob; $450 million Powerball; Jimmie Johnson at High Roller
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Las Vegas:
It has to be one of the most unusual Las Vegas experiences ever created. You know that it’s very easy to get married in Las Vegas. In fact, tens of thousands of couples will wed Valentine’s Day Weekend alone.
Photo: Tom Zaller at
Tom Zaller: Las Vegas wants daytime cultural entertainment and great event spaces
Sunday, August 3, 2014
Guest Columnist:
Seeing the success of Las Vegas exhibitions, it is clear that locals and tourists in Las Vegas want more access to arts and culture. To meet their demand, I opened Imagine Exhibitions Gallery in June 2012 in partnership with the Venetian.
A Time to Tango
A Time to Tango
Friday, August 1, 2014
Mojitos and cigars abound
Transport yourself back to a time when the sultry island was a spicy playground.
Photo: A portrait of Andy Warhol taken with and beside th
Photos: Oh, snap(shot)! Polaroid Fotobar and Museum are ready for their close-up at the Linq
Thursday, April 24, 2014
The fourth location in the country (the first three are in Florida), Las Vegas’ Polaroid Fotobar — where you take it, and they make it — at the Linq is the largest and flagship store and the only location with a museum.
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Mob Museum makes huge payment in cash, mafia style
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman took a cue from the mob in making a huge payment on behalf of the city's Mob Museum. Goodman presented $1.5 million in cash to...
Photo: Oscar Goodman's
Strip Scribbles: Frank Cullotta to lead Mob tours in L.V.; Matt Goss’s new music; Andrea’s anniversary
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Remember the 1995 film “Casino” with Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone and Joe Pesci? It was a fact-based dramatization of an era when organized crime controlled many of the Strip casinos. The Frank Vincent character was based on enforcer Tony Spilotro’s street lieutenant.

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