March 6, 2016   Sunday

I had lunch today at the Brandeis University National Committee fundraiser hosted by the Las Vegas Chapter of women alumnus. After the meal, I spoke to these ladies about the history of the Las Vegas gambling industry, and then I autographed books. The invitation, the great response of these ladies to my speech, their many questions afterwards, and the number of books they had me autograph indicates the popular interest in the authentic history of organized crime and the Las Vegas gambling industry by women as well as men.

The following pictures include the invitation, appropriately titled "Hidden Lives" for the secret backgrounds of gangsters Moe Dalitz and Benny Binion, who were so instrumental in the building of the Las Vegas casino industry. In the picture at the speaker's podium after my presentation, I still had the microphone in my hand. With me is Evelyn Brunner who arranged my participation at this event and who was absolutely delightful to work with. Thank you for a wonderful experience, Evelyn!