August 6: “Mob On the Run” – The Classic Expose of the Las Vegas Underworld | Documentary Screening and Discussion
This event is sold out.
You could say that Mob On the Run is the definitive story of the Mob’s rise and fall in Las Vegas. This 1987 documentary tells the story of the criminal underworld’s role in building the city. Now you can see the film and hear the story firsthand from two of the people who were there when it happened.
“Mob On the Run” reveals how the Mob played a key role in the rise and expansion of the city of Las Vegas, and details organized crime’s past involvement in our local casino industry from its beginnings. Also covered are the efforts of law enforcement to bring these crime bosses to justice.
Moderator Geoff Schumacher will present the documentary’s producer Bob Stoldal and journalist George Knapp as they relate their stories and insights into the making of Mob on the Run and how it impacted Las Vegas.
This Mob On the Run screening and discussion includes:
- A full-length viewing of the “Mob on the Run” documentary
- Live discussion with producer Bob Stoldal and journalist George Knapp
- Insider stories from the making of the documentary
- Commentary on the impact this film has had on Las Vegas
You’ll enjoy hearing Stoldal and Knapp tell their informative personal stories about the Mob in Las Vegas with intrigue and humor.
Free for Museum Member or with Museum admission. Photo courtesy of the Las Vegas Review Journal.
A veteran journalist, Bob Stoldal has covered stories in Las Vegas and the state of Nevada since 1965. He was the producer of the “Mob On the Run” documentary. Stoldal is currently a contributing editor for Nevada Public Radio.
George Knapp moved to Las Vegas in 1979. He has progressed from part-time studio cameraman to investigative reporter and is currently chief reporter for Channel 8’s I-Team investigative unit. During his career, Knapp has been the recipient of countless journalism awards—including the DuPont Award from Columbia University and the Peabody Award.