Viva Lost Vegas - Creative Partner
1. You know who Dan Tanna is/ was. The spirit of Dan Tanna (and Harlan Two-Leaf) dwells within you. (BINZER Braverman devotee$ will also be considered)
OK, seriously now...
LOVE and CARE ABOUT Las Vegas History, and a part of you
is torn away whenever they
implode/ destroy a historical landmark like The Stardust, Dunes,
Showboat, Riviera, Sands, Hacienda, etc. -- whether you've actually
been to these places or not.
2a. You've actually been to "these places", and/ or the words "Vegas Neon Museum" get you all giddy
You know which of the above-named resorts has not yet been imploded,
as of March 2015
2c. BONUS: You know the difference between El Rancho and El Rancho Vegas
You are honest, creative, motivated, easy to get along with, and are
(at least somewhat) skilled in social media
have a STRONG sense of humor, and an appreciation and understanding
~THE ABSURDITY and WEIRDNESS OF IT ALL~
5. You know who Bob Stupak, Milton Prell, Jackie Gaughan, Benny Binion, Del Webb, Sam Boyd, Jay Sarno and Menachem Ricklis etc. were/ are. If you don't, it's time to get studying:
have a ton of spare time; being financially independent is a huge
here, as this project is and will continue to be financially
an upcoming crowd-funding campaign -- as well as yet-unrealized
outside donations/ contributions and investors. (potential investors,
On the plus side of that, this project holds a stockpile of tens of thousands of dollars worth of tangible, valuable vintage Lost Vegas relics & collectibles, which will be offered to crowdfunders, collaborators, partners & story contributors.
6a. Worst Case Scenario Prognostication: If it all went south, there would still be eBay -- and we would share the wealth (and listing duties) from the liquidation sales of said relics there. Once you're in, I won't let you go empty-handed. (or perhaps we'll just ride off into the sunset & open up a Vegas Museum somewhere)
6b. ALSO IMPORTANT: you must support the fact that a fair-sized portion of the proceeds of this project will go to selected local Las Vegas worthy causes & charities.
HUGE PLUSES: YOU...
A. Have good business sense, or a background in business
B. Live in or near the general Los Angeles/ Southern California or Las Vegas/ Nevada region
C. Have experience in any of: Film/ Video/ Documentary, Publishing, Website or Graphic Design
D. Have personal contacts who have great Lost Vegas stories to tell
E. Have connections to classic Vegas icons & entertainers, or their immediate family members
F. Are multi-lingual: we hope to get stories from Lost Vegas visitors around the globe
G. Like to BRING COFFEE to people you work with (reciprocal, of course!)
can physically & mentally handle an extended stay in Las Vegas,
heat and all.
Oh, the Humanity!
The Bottom Line:
are willing to make an initial sacrifice and take an initial risk, in
terms of time & effort invested, to preserve Las Vegas history.
You will most likely be compensated, possibly even generously,
however there is no guaranteed timeframe or amount. The success of
this project is directly proportional
to & dependent on the
amount of effort, dedication and creativity YOU
put into it:
As for me, I am ALL IN.
you fit with a good amount of the above, and are willing to work on
the rest, please contact me at: with the
subject line: PARTNER
If you wish to contribute on a smaller scale, or want to help connect the project to meaningful entities, just use the same email address: and add whatever subject line you see fit.
Please send our way anyone you know who fits a good chunk of these
qualifications. We will reward YOU with an awesome, unique,
extra-special Lost Vegas relic for referring to us anyone who
eventually invests in, supports, or joins up with this project! Be
sure to mention this 'Qualifications' page when referring.
This is a PASSION-based, as opposed to GREED-based endeavor. I hope we can work together!
The time has come - the past is alive - let's listen while we can:
Viva Lost Vegas!