September 5, 2022  Monday

This evening, I did an hour-interview with Morgan White Jr.'s clear-channel broadcast from Boston that covers the eastern two-thirds of the country. We discussed the leaders of the three largest Prohibition liquor importers, who went on to open high-end illegal casinos fronted by great restaurants and nightclubs across the country, before they built most of the early Las Vegas Strip gambling resorts. We discussed the backgrounds of many of the early Las Vegas Strip resorts owners, and how the U.S. Air Force allowed the first two Las Vegas Strip hotels to be built at the beginning of World War II to house the officers for its new Nellis Air Force Base, which would become the world’s largest. We wrapped up with the story Morgan likes about the career of comedian Joe E. Lewis and how he single-handedly saved New York City's Copacabana from bankruptcy and transformed it into America's most famous nightclub.