LAS VEGAS (May 2015) – On Tuesday, May 19, The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, will host an eye-opening installment of its Wiseguy Speaker Series titled “Princess of the Desert Inn: Suzanne Dalitz.” Normally reserved for Mob Museum Members only, this Wiseguy Speaker Series event is open to the public. Entry for Members is free while non-members can attend at a cost of $30 per person. The presentation begins at 7 p.m. in the Museum’s courtroom.
As the daughter of renowned Las Vegas Mob figure Moe Dalitz, Suzanne Dalitz has devoted time to pondering her father’s legacy, as well as the contrasting qualities he embodied. At this event, Suzanne will share real, firsthand stories about growing up with her father, who was not only—as he once told her—“no angel,” but also a legitimate businessman.
Moe Dalitz’s early days included bootlegging during the Prohibition Era in Detroit and Cleveland and involvement in the Cleveland Syndicate. He first became part of Las Vegas history when he took over the Desert Inn in 1950 and, later, the Stardust Resort and Casino. One of the major figures who helped shape Las Vegas in the 20th century, Dalitz was often referred to as “Mr. Las Vegas” and is known for his contributions to the creation of the Las Vegas Country Club, Sunrise Hospital and Boulevard Mall.
As well as discussing her insights into her father and his influence on her life, Suzanne will also reveal how her involvement with the development of The Mob Museum incited her to examine her youth, start a memoir and look toward the future.
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 885 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 the “Best Places to Travel in 2015” by Travel + Leisure Magazine, “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, 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, a finalist for the “Best Wider World Project Award,” by the British Guild of Travel Writers and “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine. Admission is $21.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, September through June; in July and August, hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit www.TheMobMuseum.org. Connect on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/TheMobMuseum, on Twitter: @TheMobMuseum and subscribe to the Museum’s Mobcast here.