When Mia was 21 and Frank was 50…

Frank Sinatra wed Mia Farrow after they met on the set of Sinatra’s film, Von Ryan’s Express. Sinatra had asked Farrow to give up acting and be by his side as he made films and traveled. Although she agreed to this initially, it didn’t work long term. Married July 19, 1966 at Jack Entratter’s home, and Frank served Mia with divorce papers in November of 1967 as she was filming ‘Rosemary’s Baby.’ Photo courtesy of Bo Boisvert.

Las Vegas Historical Society thanks the Sun and Joe Downtown

Joe Schoenmann (aka Joe Downtown) wrote a nice article describing our focus in Vegas Inc./The Sun. Check it out!


And, if you have old photos, or know someone who does, have them upload here by tomorrow/Tuesday at 5pm. They’ll have a very good chance at winning a $100 gift certificate to Artistic Iron Works. First Friday visitors will elect the winner.


And, submit a photo by then to get a pass to see Thalia Dondero/Helen Mortenson/Lois Tarkanian at 7pm at 1114 S. Main St. this First Friday at 1114 S. Main St.

Call Director Dave with any questions–(702)580-5760

Bob Supak and George Burns in the 1980s

Bob Stupak, the owner of the Stratosphere Hotel and Casino, had quite a few famous friends. Here he can be seen with the comedian George Burns, one of the few entertainers who had a career that spanned all the way from vaudeville to television, during a visit in the 1980s. Burns even won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the 1975 film The Sunshine Boys. Courtesy of Steve Miller.

Backyard fun at Decatur Blvd./Vegas Dr. + Thanks Innova

Wow! This baby has a lot of confidence in mama and auntie! Circa 1960 in backyard near Vegas Dr. and Decatur Blvd. Photo by Frank Valeri.

Changing the subject, we’d like to thank Innova Technologies Inc. (local structural engineering firm headed by Carlos and Adriana Banchik) for becoming founding patrons today. We appreciate it very much!

Come see the Leading Ladies of Las Vegas March First Friday!

We’re excited to announce a panel discussion with leading Las Vegas Ladies Thalia Dondero, Helen Mortenson, and Lois Tarkanian at 7pm on Friday, March 7, at 1114 S. Main St. Ste 120. How to score a ticket? Simply be one of the first 25 to upload your pre-2010 Las Vegas historic photo (of you doing something in Las Vegas, of Evel Kneivel jumping a fountain, etc.), for which you own the rights, to http://lasvegashistoricalsociety.org/submit-photos . And, the best photo, as selected by our staff (we’ll weed out the top 50) and our visitors (they’ll vote) will select the best photo, and for that, the winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to Artistic Iron Works. Here’s the idea of a fun historic photo: lvhm-circa-1979-peoples-choice-baseball-team-thalia-dondero (1)

Woodrow Wilson (City Council), Ron Lurie (Future Mayor of Las Vegas), Manny Cortez (Chair, Clark County Commission), Judge Myron Leavitt, Thalia Dondero (Clark County Commission…first female…20-year member and later chair), and Judge Del Guy represent the region as the ‘People’s Choice’ team.

The People’s History Museum of Las Vegas

Got cool historically-relevant Las Vegas photos, or know someone who does? Scan them and submit them at http://lasvegashistoricalsociety.org/submit-photos. We’re setting up Las Vegas History 101 in the Arts District, at 1114 S. Main St., and we want to tell your story in photos. Speaking of photos, here’s a photo of the facility as of January 26, 2014.

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