All posts tagged: Wendy Mazaros

RealWiseguys Radio: Life in the Vegas Mob, What Was it Like?

Every THIRD WEDNESDAY at 9ET join hosts Dennis Griffin and Andrew DiDonato for Real Wiseguys Radio on Inside Lenz Network! Listen LIVE or to podcasts: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/insidelenz Jane Ann Morrison, columnist and former crime beat reporter for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, will talk about the Tony Spilotro era in Las Vegas from a reporter’s perspective and how Vegas has changed over the years. Jane Ann Morrison writes on topics from politics to human interest. Her column appears Monday, Thursday and Saturday in the Nevada News section. Wendy Mazaros, author of Vegas Rag Doll, will be on the second segment to discuss her life as the wife of Mob hit man Tom Hanley. At fifteen, she fell into the arms of Ted Binion, heir-apparent of the Binion’s Horseshoe Club family. Binion passed her off to Tom Hanley; a man she would marry, and later learn was a hitman for the mob. Join co-hosts Andrew DiDonato and Denny Griffin and their guests as they discuss mobsters, murder and the Las Vegas of yesterday and today.  

“Vegas Rag Doll,” Wendy Mazaros Returns to True Crime Uncensored

July 2nd — Return of VEGAS RAG DOLL Wendy Mazaros! 2pm PT/5pm ET/10pm UK time Listen Live   Las Vegas, Binions, the Mob, Murder and Mayhem, Corruption and Greed, all words that can be added to the description of Wendy Mazaros, but…..there’s so much more! A rare Nevada native, Wendy Mazaros spent her early years “playing out in the desert with my brothers, chasing lizards, catching snakes, and digging caves”. At fifteen, she fell into the arms of Ted Binion, heir-apparent of the Binion’s Horseshoe Club family. Binion passed her off to Tom Hanley; a man she would marry, and later learn was a hitman for the mob. Today, Wendy makes her home in the Las Vegas suburbs, and enjoys a wide circle of family and friends. In addition to tracing Wendy Hanley’s harrowing life story, Vegas Rag Doll paints a vivid portrait of the final years of organized crime in Las Vegas, before the corporations took control. In a fascinating era when legitimate facades disguised dark secrets, Wendy Hanley had a front-row seat — and a knack …

Wendy Mazaros, Author of “Vegas Rag Doll” on Outlaw Radio With Burl Barer

Burl Barer, Don Woldman and the patrons of the Lighten Up Lounge welcome Wendy Mazaros to Outlaw Radio! Saturday, January 22 at 2pm PT, 5pm ET LISTEN LIVE! http://outlawradiousa.com/truecrimeshow.html Las Vegas is accustomed to colorful characters with pasts they’d rather not talk about. But Wendy Hanley’s story of sex, drugs, corruption, and murder, featuring many well-known figures from the city’s history, still stands out in the crowd. Her shocking true story of tragedy and survival is detailed in Vegas Rag Doll. As a child, Wendy Watson relished the small frontier town of Las Vegas, where she and a friend rode their horses to Caesars Palace and tied them up out front while they ate lunch. But as a teenager in the 1970s, Wendy’s troubled home life and rebellious spirit led her to the legendary Horseshoe Club on Fremont Street, where she hooked up with Ted Binion, youngest son of notorious gambling figure Benny Binion. Her affair with the casino scion soon devolved into Ted forcing the underage beauty to sleep with high-rolling gamblers. In addition to …