Before Bugsy: Billy Wilkerson’s Original Vision for the Flamingo Hotel
Author W.R. Wilkerson III will discuss the life of his father, Billy Wilkerson, the original builder of the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas. Wilkerson’s book, Hollywood Godfather, delves into his father’s life, including launching the Hollywood Reporter newspaper, operating high-class Hollywood nightclubs and restaurants, and starting the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, only to be pushed out by Bugsy Siegel.
This program is in the Historic Courtroom. A book signing in the retail store follows the program.