Uploaded on Mar 5, 2009
This professionally produced unique documentary provides a glimpse into an untold chapter of casino history. Before Las Vegas became the gambling attraction that it is, casinos proliferated all across North America, many owned or operated by people who would become Vegas pioneers. This is the story of those people and those casinos, documented by 91 archival film clips (including vintage Hollywood celebrities) some never before seen,. View rare footage and photographs of the Beverly Hills Supper Club (in northern Kentucky across the river from Cincinnati, Ohio), Butte, Montana's casino-studded main street, the elegant gambling houses of 19th century Saratoga Springs (NY) and San Francisco. Includes 14 interviews with those who knew the "founders" of Las Vegas, including Shirley Brancucci, Jackie Gaughan, George Goodwill, Ivan Jaeger, Howard Keogh, Rod Morris, Bernie Resnik and Jimmy Spades.
Co-produced and edited by veteran international broadcast journalist Steve Herman, who grew up in Cincinnati and Las Vegas.
Narration: Bryan Gresh
Executive Producer: Steven L Herman | bio
Writer: Janice Baker
Executive Producer: Richard B. Travis
Executive Producer: Bernice Jaeger
Script Supervisor: Steven L Herman
Copyright: Buzz's Pipe LLC
Production Company: Nama Productions Inc.
Production Company: Coveredge
Writer: Steven L Herman
Digital Effects: Laguna Productions
Associate Producer: Michele Kane
Producer: Ilana Lisette
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