LAS VEGAS (January 2015) – On Wednesday, February 18, at 6 p.m., The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, will present “Daughter of the King – An Evening with Sandra Lansky.” The only daughter of one of America’s most notorious Mob bosses, Meyer Lansky, will discuss her memoir, “Daughter of the King – Growing up in Gangland.” From a pampered upbringing to her family’s heartaches and the “unexpected tenderness” of her father, Lansky’s book provides singular insight into the mid-20th-century’s world of organized crime.
“To many of us, it seems incredible that an infamous Mob figure could have had a softer side, but that’s exactly what Sandra Lansky illuminates in her book,” said Geoff Schumacher, director of content, The Mob Museum. “Her willingness to share her story brings her father—and the world he operated in—to life in a way no single artifact possibly could.”
Sandi Lansky Lombardo was raised in upper-class Jewish splendor, first at the Majestic Hotel and then at the Beresford. At finishing schools and fancy stables, Sandi was the wild child of the late 40s, 50s, and early 60s. She was the Paris Hilton of her day, partying until dawn at El Morocco and the Stork Club and dating the biggest celebrities of the era. Her life was not without heartbreak and tragedy, including the insanity of her mother and the crippling handicap of her baby brother—not to mention his drug addiction.
Sandi was privy to her father’s secrets as well as his unexpected tenderness. She always stuck closely to the strict code of omertà—the Mob’s infamous family-rooted code of silence. Today, she lives in South Florida where she and her late husband raised two sons and one grandson, as well as generations of Italian greyhound show dogs.
Tickets for “Daughter of the King – an Evening with Sandra Lansky” are $25; members will receive a 10 percent discount. To make reservations, call (702) 229-2734 or purchase them online here.