Las Vegas Sun

April 19, 2014

Project credits

Staff

  • Andy Samuelson (Project Manager)
  • Mary Manning (Writing/Principal Research)
  • Billy Steffens (Technician/Research)
  • Matt Toplikar (Video Producer/Photo Editor/Research)
  • Trent Ogle (Videography/Video Producer)
  • Zach Wise (Multimedia Producer)
  • Bethany Acree (Illustrations)
  • Ed Koch (Writing)
  • Todd Soligo (Multimedia Design/Site Design)
  • Tyson Evans (Site Design)
  • Linda Wrzesinski (Editing)
  • Hepi Mita (Asst. Photo Editor)
  • Stephanie Kishi (Asst. Photo Editor)
  • Natasha Shepherd (Writing/Research)
  • April Corbin (Writing/Research)
  • Rob Ponte (Writing/Research)
  • Jenna Kohler (Writing/Research)
  • Michael Lyle (Writing/Research)
  • Brian Greenspun(Video Narration)
  • Rebecca Clifford(Research)
  • Steve Marcus(Photography)
  • Dave Toplikar(Editing)
  • Josh Williams(Resources Coordinator)
  • Doug Twyman(Technical Support)
  • Tim Thiele(Technical Support)
  • Kit Dallege(Technical Support)
  • Brhan Berihun (Research)
  • Michael J. Kelley(Special Thanks)
  • Sean Hellwig(Special Thanks)
  • Mark Damon(Special Thanks)
  • Sam Morris(Special Thanks)
  • Su Duhadaway(Special Thanks)
  • Cindy Robinette(Special Thanks)

On-Camera Interviews

  • Myram Borders (Historian)
  • Trent Carlini(Elvis tribute artist at Sahara)
  • Tanya Combs (Liberace Museum Operations Manager)
  • Robert Frey (PURE owner)
  • Jesse Garon (Elvis Tribute Artist)
  • Michael Green (Historian)
  • Brian Greenspun (Las Vegas Sun Editor)
  • Jan Jones (Former Las Vegas Mayor)
  • Darren Lee (Elvis tribute artist at Stratosphere)
  • Robert Maheu (Howard Hughes’ alter ego)
  • George Maloof (Palms owner)
  • Dennis McBride (Hoover Dam Historian)
  • Eugene Moehring (Historian)
  • Irwin Molasky (Developer)
  • Joe Neal (Former State Senator)
  • Cork Proctor (Entertainer)
  • Tony Ricotta(Cirque Du Soleil operations manager)
  • Jim Rogers (Chancellor Nevada Higher Education)
  • Dina Titus (State senator)
  • Pete "Big Elvis" Vallee(Elvis tribute artist at Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon)

Special Thanks

  • Su Kim Chung and entire UNLV Special Collections Department
  • Jim Rose, Las Vegas News Bureau
  • Bob Stoldal, KLAS Channel 8 News
  • Shelley Mansholt, The Liberace Foundation
  • American Nevada
  • Kirvin Doak Communications
  • United States Air Force (The Thunderbirds)
  • The Flamingo Hotel
  • MGM-Mirage
  • Ralph Steadman
  • archive.org
  • Jazz-on-line.com
  • publicdomain4u.com
  • Jim Palmquist, VEGAS.com
  • Jennifer Whitehair, VEGAS.com
  • Lee Minard, KLAS Channel 8 News
  • Jon Glover, Documentary Filmmaker
  • Alan Weil, Musician
  • Nate Barbarick, Musician

Acknowledgements

  • Denton, Sally and Roger Morris: The Money and the Power: The Making of Las Vegas and Its Hold on America 1947-2000, 2001 Alfred A. Knopf, New York
  • Fischer, Steve: When the Mob Ran Vegas: Stories of Money, Mayhem and Murder, 2005 Berkline Press
  • Griffin, Dennis N.: The Battle for Las Vegas: The Law vs. the Mob, 2006 Huntington Press, Las Vegas
  • Land, Barbara and Myrick Land: A Short History of Las Vegas, 2004 University of Nevada Press, Reno
  • Levy, Shawn: Rat Pack Confidential, 1998 Doubleday
  • Maheu, Robert and Richard Hack: Next to Hughes, 1992 Harper Collins, New York
  • McBride, Dennis, curator of the Nevada State Museum and Historical Society
  • Moehring, Eugene: Resort City in the Sunbelt: Las Vegas, 1930-1970, 1989 University of Nevada Press, Reno
  • Moehring, Eugene and Michael Green: Las Vegas: A Centennial History, 2005 University of Nevada Press, Reno
  • Quirk, Lawrence J. and William Schoell: The Rat Pack: Neon Nights with the Kings of Cool, 1998 Taylor Publishing Company, Dallas, Texas
  • Reid, Ed and Ovid Demaris: The Green Felt Jungle, 1963 Trident Press
  • Rocha, Guy, Nevada state historian
  • Steadman, Ralph, illustrator of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, By Hunter S. Thompson
  • Titus, Sen. Dina, D-Las Vegas, interview about atomic weapons experiments at the Nevada Test Site
  • Thompson, Hunter S.: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream, 1971 Random House, Inc.
  • Wilkerson III, W.R.: The Man Who Invented Las Vegas, 2000 Ciro’s Books

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