LAS VEGAS (April 2013) – The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, will celebrate Museum board member, former Mayor of Las Vegas and author Oscar Goodman on the occasion of the publication of his brand-new book with the “Being Oscar Bash,” three days of festivities to be held May 23–25. Goodman’s captivating new memoir, “Being Oscar – From Mob Lawyer to Mayor of Las Vegas, Only in America,” is being released by Weinstein Books on Tuesday, May 21. The “Being Oscar Bash” is sponsored by Zappos.com.
Thursday, May 23
The Mob Museum’s lineup of “Being Oscar” events begins with a celebration featuring live entertainment and surprise guest appearances on Thursday, May 23, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at The Mob Museum. Admission is $10 for the general public; Museum members are free. Each attendee will receive a complimentary cocktail and a signature “Being Oscar” face fan. Goodman will address guests in the Museum’s courtroom at 7:30 p.m. and will be available to sign copies of his book for attendees afterward. Books will be available for purchase at the Museum and food and drink will be available for purchase.
Friday, May 24
The Mob Museum will host the first official Las Vegas book signing with Goodman. All guests on this day will receive FREE admission to the Museum with the purchase of a book. Special programming throughout the day will include three 30-minute presentations by Goodman in the courtroom followed by book signings. These events will take place at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. “Being Oscar” face fans and photo opportunities will be available to all Museum guests that day. Guests much purchase a book at the Museum in order to be admitted to the courtroom; they will be able to pre-order the books and sign up for the book signing in advance at www.themobmuseum.org.
Saturday, May 25
At 10:30 a.m., Goodman will make a grand entrance at The Mob Museum, where he will gather with members of the public—all holding “Being Oscar” face fans—for a photograph on the Museum’s front steps. All guests on this day will receive FREE admission to the Museum with the purchase of a book and will have the chance to compete in a “Being Oscar” lookalike contest to be judged by Goodman himself, as well as a trivia contest; raffle prizes will be given out all day. Goodman will sign copies of his book for Museum attendees from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Chance to Win “Being Oscar”-themed Prizes
Two social media promotions running now through May 21 offer members of the public a chance to win tickets to the May 23 Being Oscar Bash party at The Mob Museum and more. Details follow:
Oscar’s Memories Vine Contest
Wonder what it’s like Being Oscar? Upload a Vine of what you think is it’s like to be former mayor of Vegas, Oscar Goodman, and include #OscarsMemories to enter to win a chance to witness the Being Oscar Bash on Memorial Day weekend at The Mob Museum. The Grand Prize includes the chance to mingle with Oscar at Oscar’s Steakhouse on May 23, an Oscar swag bag, two tickets to the May 23 Being Oscar Bash at The Mob Museum and two Museum memberships. To enter or vote and for complete rules and restrictions, go to http://woobox.com/ta6nng.
Where’s Oscar Bobble Head Photo Hunt
Find one of 12 Oscar Goodman bobble heads “hiding” in Downtown Las Vegas and send us a photo to enter to win great prizes from The Mob Museum. The top 5 photos with the most votes on May 21 at 12 p.m. PDT will win an autographed copy of “Being Oscar – From Mob Lawyer to the Mayor of Las Vegas, Only in America”, an Oscar-themed swag bag and two tickets to the May 23 Being Oscar Bash at The Mob Museum. To enter or vote and for complete rules and restrictions, go to: http://woobox.com/pcer32. Individuals may also enter via Twitter by including #FindingOscar in their tweet with the photo.
For more information about The Mob Museum’s “Being Oscar Bash” or to pre-register for a book signing, please call (702) 229-2734 or visit www.themobmuseum.org.
ABOUT “BEING OSCAR – FROM MOB LAWYER TO THE MAYOR OF LAS VEGAS”
“Being Oscar” takes the reader on a tour through organized crime’s inner sanctum and into the courtroom, where Goodman argued cases about government wiretapping, an impeachment of a federal judge before the United States Senate, a drug dealer charged with assassinating a federal judge, and the infamous “Black Book,” an exclusion list that banned targeted individuals from entry into the Las Vegas casinos. And while he represented some of the most notorious mobsters in the country, Goodman says it was “the guys in white hats” who were the ones he saw breaking the law in almost every case.
“Being Oscar” also chronicles his three-term run as the flamboyant and controversial mayor of Sin City. Goodman was committed to improving Las Vegas, all the while basking in the limelight while waging battles with the local media and politicos. “Being Oscar” will be released by Weinstein Books on May 21.
ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum is a world-class destination in downtown Las Vegas dedicated to the thrilling story of organized crime and law enforcement. It presents an exciting and authentic view of the Mob’s impact on Las Vegas history and its unique imprint on the world. True stories of Mob history are brought to life in a bold and contemporary style via engaging exhibits, high-tech theater presentations and more than 600 artifacts, the largest collection of Mob and related law enforcement memorabilia under one roof. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Las Vegas’ Best New Attractions for 2012” by Travel + Leisure magazine, “9 Reasons to Visit Las Vegas” by CNNgo and “Best Museum” by the Las Vegas Review-Journal and Nevada Magazine. Admission is $19.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. Museum hours are Sundays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit www.themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/themobmuseum and on Twitter: @TheMobMuseum.
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