Every Tuesday in January at 7 p.m. the Clark County Library will be hosting a series of events related to the Mob with ex-mobsters, law enforcement, authors, historians and the witnesses who survived the Mob’s expansive rise to power in the 20th century.
January 8 – When the Mob Ran Vegas
Panelists will discuss life in Las Vegas during the Mob’s heyday. Guests include AmericanMafia.com columnist and former Las Vegas city councilman Steve Miller, journalist and author Cathy Scott (Murder of a Mafia Daughter: The Life and Tragic Death of Susan Berman), married-to-the-Mob author Wendy Mazaros (Vegas Rag Doll) and others.
January 15 – The IRS vs. the Chicago Outfit
Notorious Chicago mob associates Frank Cullotta and Tony Montana with mob author Dennis Griffin (Cullotta, Surviving the Mob and The Battle for Las Vegas) will sit down with current and retired agents from the IRS Criminal Investigation division to talk about what really happened and how Hollywood got it wrong. Las Vegas journalist and author John L. Smith will moderate.
January 22 – Remembering Henry Hill
Ex-mobster turned author, actor and film producer Sal Polisi will reminisce with special guests about the late Henry Hill, whose criminal life was portrayed in the movie GoodFellas. Included is a screening of a never-before-seen interview Sal conducted with Henry just days before his untimely death.
January 29 – When the Law Kicked the Mob Out of Vegas
Former Clark County Sheriff Ralph Lamb, whose experiences are being dramatized in the new CBS television series Vegas, and special guests, will share stories of his time in office and memorable encounters with the notorious Hells Angels, Chicago gangster Johnny Rosselli and his involvement as technical advisor on the TV show. Las Vegas journalist and author George Knapp will moderate.
Free and open to the public. All Mob Month events are intended for mature audiences. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Entry wristbands will be issued starting at 6 p.m. from the theater box office on day of event only. For more information, please call 507-3458.