2022 Lecture Series Continues – Thursday, June 2nd, Guy Farmer with Special Guests Mike Fischer and Mike Archer bring to conclusion the Frank Sinatra Cal-Neva Story!
Dinner starts at 4:30 p.m. and lecture starts at 7:00 p.m.
Description: Guy W. Farmer, the Nevada Appeal’s award-winning political columnist, will speak on “Frank Sinatra, Mobsters and the Cal-Neva Adventure”
Learn all the sordid details firsthand of how Nevada’s gaming control agencies revoked Sinatra’s gambling license for hosting Chicago Godfather Sam “Momo” Giancana at North Lake Tahoe’s Cal-Neva Lodge and Casino.
Mike Fischer and Mike Archer will help tell the other side of the story and how Frank Sinatra did eventually regain his Nevada Gaming License. It will be a fun evening as the story unfolds from both sides perspective!
Bio: Guy W. Farmer, the Nevada Appeal’s award-winning political columnist grew up in Seattle and graduated from the University of Washington Journalism School, worked for daily newspapers in Washington and Oregon before coming to Carson City in January, 1962, as Associated Press (AP) capital correspondent.
In 1963 Gov. Grant Sawyer hired him as public information officer for the Nevada Gaming Commission and State Gaming Control Board. Farmer was the “bug” on the phone line when Frank Sinatra called Gaming Board Chairman Edward A. Olsen in a failed attempt to head-off revocation of the singer’s gambling license for hosting Giancana, who was listed in the state’s famous “Black Book” of unsavory characters — gangsters, that is!
Lecture starts at 7:00 p.m. and costs $10 per person.
Come early and enjoy dinner before the lecture! We Serve dinner before the lecture at 4:30, 5:00, & 5:30 p.m.
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