One of a Kind Dunes Last Daily Log Book Ever
LIMITED ITEM. SURPLUS - PREVIOUSLY OWNED - Excellent condition. Once they are gone, we may not get any more. Sold AS IS (NON-REFUNDABLE)
What a great find, the very last Daily Log Book for Dunes Hotel and Casino that closed in October of 1992. The book contains any information in regards to problems or happenings during Hank's shift. Fantastic addition to any collector of Casino Memorabilia or one of a kind Memorabilia.
The Dunes Hotel and Casino opened on the Las Vegas Strip on May 23, 1955. During the first few years of operation the Dunes struggled to stay afloat. The casino frequently had to borrow money and even the rival Sands Hotel and Casino once lent the Dunes its executives to help the casino out. In a move of desperation in 1957 the Dunes opened, to great controversy at the time, the first topless show – called Minsky's Follies. The Nevada State Legislature "was in an uproar" and in attempts to stop this, and other, topless shows imposed many rules and regulations (for example there was a law stating that the women could not move while topless) but the show was a success and consistently set and record attendance and box office numbers.
In 1961 a 24 story tower was added to the Dunes increasing the number of rooms up to 450 and making the Dunes, at the time, the largest hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. The addition of the tower brought more financial problems to the Dunes and the hotel closed its doors for a year. In 1965 the Dunes was bought by two businessmen, Major A. Riddle and Jake Gottlieb, who had ties with the Chicago Mob.
In 1983 Cliffton Perlman, the founder of Caesars World, agreed to buy the Dunes and took over operation of the property for several months but the sale ultimately fell through. In 1987, Japanese investor Masao Nangaku purchased the Dunes but he could not make the now aging Dunes a financial success.
In 1992 the Dunes was sold for the last time to Steve Wynn's company, Mirage Resorts Inc. for $75 million dollars. Within a year the Dunes closed its doors for the last time. In October of 1992 the Dunes was imploded in spectacular fashion that included fireworks and simulated cannon fire from the "H.M.S. Britannia" from the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino.
Features of the Book:
- Condition: Very Good (signs of normal wear and tear for the book in daily use at that time)
- Measures about 12 3/4” x 1 3/4”
- Dated 1986 to 1-26-1993
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