Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Diamond Jim's

Well, she does have a moll feel to her. The gangster's lady, hitting the tables while big Louie plots a hit or two.  More than likely though,  she was  a nice middle class woman, gone to Vegas to gamble, lounge by the pool, and see Steve and Eydie.  (Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, a popular vocal duo popular with the Vegas crowd, for those too young to know.)

The first legal gaming licence in Nevada was issued in 1931 to Mayme V. Stocker and J. H. Morgan for The Northern Club on Fremont St., Las Vegas.  A year latter, Morgan opened The Nevada Club, one block east, at 113 E. Fremont.  From 1962 to 1969, it was known as Diamond Jim's Nevada Club.  Diamond Jim was Morgan's nickname.  The club closed in 1969, and in the early seventies the property was demolished to make way for a Golden Nugget expansion.

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