AGA Fireside Chat – Thurs., July 25, 2019
AGA Fireside Chat
Thursday, July 25, 2019
5:00-5:30 pm: wine and cheese reception
5:30-6:30 pm: Frank Sinatra Saga Part I: The revocation hearing that Never Came to be!
Guest speakers, Guy W. Farmer, Howard Herz and Michael Fischer
The subject of discussion is the Gaming license revocation of Frank Sinatra at the Cal Neva. It involves Sam Giancana, who at the time was the Boss of Chicago’s organized crime outfit, Phyllis McGuire, who was appearing as part of the McGuire Sisters act at the Cal Neva and who was also Giancana’s girlfriend, and the newly issued Nevada “Black Book” which prohibited Giancana’s presence at the casino. Guy Farmer is the only person still alive who was on the phone when Sinatra called Ed Olson at the gaming licenses office on a Sunday of Labor Day weekend, 1963.
Sinatra, at first, tried to schmooze Olsen and later in the call, became irate and extremely profane. The entire process will be discussed at the Historical Society starting with wine, cheese and Sinatra’s music at 5:00 pm on Thursday, July 25, 2019. This one should be a lot of fun!!
Special note: Part Two of the Saga will be presented on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019 at the Nevada Historical Society
Special Guest Guy W. Farmer is a longtime northern Nevada journalist, writer, and editor, first came to Carson City in January 1962 and served as Public Information Officer for the Nevada Gaming Commission and Gaming Control Board from August 1963 through 1966.
Seating is limited. Arrive early to ensure yourself a seat in our Events Space!
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