I’ve got some good news to share for those of you who want to hear more about the Sands. On Thursday, October 7, I’ll be giving a talk in the Clark Country Library’s main theater on the history of the Sands. It is an outgrowth of my most recent book, At the Sands. Here’s the desrciption:
In this talk, author David G. Schwartz takes us inside the legendary Rat Pack hangout the Sands. His recent book, “At the Sands,” charts the complete history of the resort, from its first incarnation as LaRue’s nightclub until its 1996 closure and demolition. For decades, much of what happened in Las Vegas happened at the Sands, and Schwartz provides a perspective on just what the famed casino’s legacy is.
David G. Schwartz is a professor and ombuds at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He has written several books, including “Grandissimo: The First Emperor of Las Vegas” and the recently-released “At the Sands: The Casino That Shaped Classic Las Vegas, Brought the Rat Pack Together, and Went Out With a Bang.”
Las Vegas Stories is monthly series that examines the history of Las Vegas, the people, places, and things that make Vegas our home.
Free and open to the public. For more information, please call 702.507.3459.
You can visit the event’s Facebook page here to learn more. I’m looking forward to giving this talk–it has been a while since I’ve given one at the Clark County Library, and it has been a great venue over the years. Hope to see you there.