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by Lzcutter
November 13th, 2016, 7:35 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: The Q & A with Lynn Zook on Nov. 12 & 13
Replies: 31
Views: 22895

Re: The Q & A with Lynn Zook on Nov. 12 & 13

The one that rings most false to me is The Only Game in Town. It's supposed to take place mainly in Caesars Palace as I recall, but since it was shot on a soundstage in Italy, it definitely doesn't have the authentic vibe to it that the others do! What? The innocent story of love between those craz...
by Lzcutter
November 13th, 2016, 6:50 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: The Q & A with Lynn Zook on Nov. 12 & 13
Replies: 31
Views: 22895

Re: The Q & A with Lynn Zook on Nov. 12 & 13

I really enjoyed Diamonds Are Forever , too, Lynn. Jimmy Dean playing a Howard Hughes-like character made it even more fun. I was wondeing what originally prompted you to want to write Gambling On A Dream. Can you share with us some of your motivation? Also, can you share your thoughts on the Vegas...
by Lzcutter
November 13th, 2016, 4:51 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: The Q & A with Lynn Zook on Nov. 12 & 13
Replies: 31
Views: 22895

Re: The Q & A with Lynn Zook on Nov. 12 & 13

Vienna, I am so glad you brought up that Victor Mature film (Love Vic in anything)! Lynn, in addition to discussing The Las Vegas Story (1952) could you please name your top choices for the best of the Vegas-themed stories on film? Are there ones that you find ring a false note and why? Thanks for ...
by Lzcutter
November 13th, 2016, 4:34 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: The Q & A with Lynn Zook on Nov. 12 & 13
Replies: 31
Views: 22895

Re: The Q & A with Lynn Zook on Nov. 12 & 13

Lynn: I am so proud AND excited for you. There is nothing better than good accurate research, and you obviously did yours with this book and before that with your documentary about Las Vegas. Which did you enjoy most - writing the book or making the documentary? Best, Mrs. Osborne Alexa, Good after...
by Lzcutter
November 13th, 2016, 4:29 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: The Q & A with Lynn Zook on Nov. 12 & 13
Replies: 31
Views: 22895

Re: The Q & A with Lynn Zook on Nov. 12 & 13

I love hearing about the history of Las Vegas and hope to visit some day. An RKO film I like is THE LAS VEGAS STORY, with Jane Russell and Victor Mature. Do you know if much location filming was done in the city? Vienna, So glad you are enjoying the discussion. The Las Vegas Story is one of my favo...
by Lzcutter
November 13th, 2016, 4:13 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: The Q & A with Lynn Zook on Nov. 12 & 13
Replies: 31
Views: 22895

Re: The Q & A with Lynn Zook on Nov. 12 & 13

Thanks so much for your in-depth responses. Do you mind sharing with us the more intriguing or difficult aspects of your research? How did you connect with so many of the people you intviewed? And if you could interview anyone of the major figures who developed Las Vegas, who would it be? I'm also ...
by Lzcutter
November 13th, 2016, 12:25 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: The Q & A with Lynn Zook on Nov. 12 & 13
Replies: 31
Views: 22895

Re: The Q & A with Lynn Zook on Nov. 12 & 13

Hey guys,

i have to run some errands this morning that I forgot about but I promise I'll return this afternoon and answer everybody's questions!

See you soon!
by Lzcutter
November 12th, 2016, 11:17 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: The Q & A with Lynn Zook on Nov. 12 & 13
Replies: 31
Views: 22895

Re: The Q & A with Lynn Zook on Nov. 12 & 13

Could you please explain how life differed for people who lived in Vegas and those who visited the city in those days between '30 & '55? Was the gulf huge between the average gambler and citizen? Were differences defined by economics, type of work or race, etc? Was the city pretty egalitarian i...
by Lzcutter
November 12th, 2016, 8:48 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: The Q & A with Lynn Zook on Nov. 12 & 13
Replies: 31
Views: 22895

Re: The Q & A with Lynn Zook on Nov. 12 & 13

Thanks for your response. It's so exciting to be talking about your book! Lynn, can you explain the importance of neon signage in the development of the strip? What's happened to some of the iconic images we've come to know from films and sdvertisements? What signs have you determined were the most...
by Lzcutter
November 12th, 2016, 6:16 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: The Q & A with Lynn Zook on Nov. 12 & 13
Replies: 31
Views: 22895

Re: The Q & A with Lynn Zook on Nov. 12 & 13

Lynn, one of the engaging features of your book was the cast of characters such as Guy McAfee, a former vice squad captain from LA to Jack Entratter, who oversaw many joints with a deft understanding of show biz. Could you please describe some of your favorites among the innkeepers as well as the r...
by Lzcutter
November 12th, 2016, 1:50 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: The Q & A with Lynn Zook on Nov. 12 & 13
Replies: 31
Views: 22895

Re: The Q & A with Lynn Zook on Nov. 12 & 13

Here's the spot to post questions for Lynn to answer about her e-book, Gambling on a Dream: The Classic Las Vegas Strip 1930-1955 . I'll kick things off with a few questions--but please bear in mind that our guest author is on Pacific Time so there may be a lag time between queries and answers. Tha...
by Lzcutter
February 19th, 2016, 10:22 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: The Maltese Falcons
Replies: 3
Views: 5074

The Maltese Falcons

Vanity Fair takes a stab at trying to figure out exactly how many Falcons were made for the John Huston film, The Maltese Falcon . Interestingly enough for all the talk of the various falcons made for the 1941 film and the so-called sequel, The Black Bird , starring George Segal, there is no paragra...
by Lzcutter
February 19th, 2016, 9:23 pm
Forum: Dramas
Topic: To Kill A Mockingbird
Replies: 71
Views: 78212

Re: To Kill A Mockingbird

Nell "Harper" Lee has passed away. I defer to Charles Pierce in trying to express the emotions I have felt today at the passing of Ms. Lee: "There are a handful of movie scenes that make the room very, very dusty for me. It's predictable. I've seen the movies hundreds of times. I know...
by Lzcutter
February 19th, 2016, 9:03 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Gone With or Without fanfare
Replies: 2720
Views: 265618

Re: Gone With or Without fanfare

I know I am not alone in mourning the passing of Nell "Harper" Lee. Her book To Kill a Mockingbird and the movie adapted from that book has its own thread here: http://silverscreenoasis.com/oasis3/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=3191&hilit=to+kill+a+mockingbird I defer to Charles Pierce in tr...
by Lzcutter
February 13th, 2016, 11:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Someone's having a birthday!
Replies: 1274
Views: 122924

Re: Someone's having a birthday!

Happy Birthday, Larry!

Hope you had a wonderful celebration!

We can't wait to see you in about 75 days (give or take a day or two)!

Till then, have fun!!!

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