Mid-century popular culture
If you believe the local lore – that mobster Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel was a visionary and driving force behind the genesis of what would become “The Las Vegas Strip” – then the Flamingo Hotel & Casino boasts an attraction just for you. The Bugsy Siegel Memorial!
Located next to a wedding chapel behind the casino where the original hotel once stood, the memorial was erected in 2010 to commemorate Siegel’s role in the development of Las Vegas, a fitting location considering it was The Flamingo – a casino & resort project that Siegel took over from entrepreneur Billy Wilkerson (the real visionary) – that started it all back in 1946-47.
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