All posts tagged: The Mob Museum

Casino, Frank Cullotta, the Hole in the Wall Gang

“CASINO” Tours with Frank Cullotta Launch to Mark 20th Year of Movie’s Release

    This year marks the 20th anniversary of the blockbuster movie “Casino,” which provided a fast-paced dramatization of an era in Las Vegas when organized crime controlled many of the city’s casinos. Beginning March 18, history buffs and film aficionados alike can join former mobster Frank Cullotta himself for a two-hour tour of the places where iconic scenes from “Casino” actually took place. The tour will begin at The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, with a special private tour by former FBI Special Agent Dennis Arnoldy and Mob historian Robert George Allen. Following the visit to the Museum, guests will depart on a bus tour that will take them to locations immortalized in history and in film, such as The Casino House, the site of the Frankie “Blue” death scene, Bertha’s robbery site and more. In addition, participants will learn the true stories behind the events that transpired in the film. Cullotta is the former leader of Las Vegas’ “Hole in the Wall Gang,” as well as a …

Denny Griffin Events! MOBSTERTHON on Coast to Coast Radio and Book Signing

Mobsterthon! on Coast to Coast Radio From Coast to Coast Radio, George Knapp is hosting the MOBSTERTHON with an array of former, real-life mobsters.  Joining him for the whole 4 hour broadcast is true crime author and mob historian, Dennis Griffin, Sunday, April 29, from 10 pm until 2 am Pacific. George Knapp is a 14-time Emmy Award-winning journalist whose reporting on Nevada’s infamous Area 51 military base was selected by UPI as Best Individual Achievement by a Reporter (1989). Other awards include the Associated Press’s Mark Twain Award for news writing and the Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting. George is an anchor and reporter for the CBS affiliate KLAS-TV in Las Vegas and he also writes a weekly column for a Las Vegas newspaper. Dennis Griffin, former New York law enforcement officer turned author, has written several books on the true stories of the Las Vegas mob and the era in which they reigned. He has participated widely in the opening of the new Las Vegas attraction, the Mob Museum which features him regularly. …