Las Vegas Sun - Photograph : Silver Slipper - 1968

June 25, 2019

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In this 1968 photo,  the marquees of three Howard Hughes hotels light up at dusk. Rumors flew at the time that Hughes bought the Silver Slipper casino because he feared a camera was placed inside the toe of the shoe, which always stopped and faced his Desert Inn penthouse. After the casino's previous owners refused his repeated requests to turn off the shoe, Hughes bought it in 1968.

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In this 1968 photo, the marquees of three Howard Hughes hotels light up at dusk. Rumors flew at the time that Hughes bought the Silver Slipper casino because he feared a camera was placed inside the toe of the shoe, which always stopped and faced his Desert Inn penthouse. After the casino's previous owners refused his repeated requests to turn off the shoe, Hughes bought it in 1968.