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The Silver Slipper was a Las Vegas, Nevada casino that operated from September 1950 to November 29, 1988. Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign just to the south of the Las Vegas Strip welcoming visitors to the city area_water = 0. ... 1950 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... November 29 is the 333rd (in leap years the 334th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Opened in 1950, the casino was built on the grounds of the Last Frontier Village of the Hotel Last Frontier, and was originally named the Golden Slipper Saloon and Gambling Hall. The owner originally wanted to call it the Silver Slipper, but there already was an existing establishment with that name. The problem was solved when that small operation was purchased and closed, and the Golden Slipper became the Silver Slipper. The casino was known for it's rotating slipper that sat atop the casino. 1950 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The New Frontier is a Las Vegas, Nevada resort that has been operating continually since October 30, 1942. ...


On April 30, 1968, the Silver Slipper was purchased by billionaire Howard Hughes for $5.4 million in his famous spending spree of buying Vegas properties, which included the Frontier next door. Legend has it that he purchased the casino because the lights from the rotating slipper bothered him. This was a time when Mr. Hughes feared for his safety, and because the toe of the slipper always stopped and faced the window of his Desert Inn penthouse before rotating again, he feared a camera could be planted in the toe either by the government or someone else. After several attempts at requesting that the slipper be turned off, he purchased the casino. Eventually the slipper lights were turned back on when the rotation was turned so that it didn't always stop at his window. April 30 is the 120th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (121st in leap years), with 245 days remaining, as the last day in April. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Bold textItalic text For other people named Howard Hughes, see Howard Hughes (disambiguation). ... The New Frontier is a Las Vegas, Nevada resort that has been operating continually since October 30, 1942. ... The Desert Inn was a Las Vegas, Nevada hotel/casino that operated from April 24, 1950 to August 28, 2000. ...


The casino was purchased for $70 million on June 23, 1988 by Margaret Elardi, who by this time owned the Frontier. It was demolished and turned into a parking lot. There were plans to build an addition to the Frontier, however they had to eventually be scrapped due to the costly union strike that took place, which put a severe financial strain on the resort. June 23 is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 191 days remaining. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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The Silver Slipper: About Us (1575 words)
The original Silver Slipper was built in 1938 as a "dine and dance club" on South Monroe Street about a mile from the Capitol.
The Original Slipper was built as a dine and Dance place during the height of the big band era when jitter-bugging and "slow dancing" were in their heyday.
The only private dining room at the old Silver Slipper not named after a woman was the "Admiral's Cabin," named in honor of Rear Admiral Philip Ashler, a "regular" at the old restaurant who held many high offices in state government.
Silver Slipper - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (353 words)
The Silver Slipper was a Las Vegas, Nevada casino that operated from September 1950 to November 29, 1988.
On April 30, 1968, the Silver Slipper was purchased by billionaire Howard Hughes for $5.4 million in his famous spending spree of buying Vegas properties, which included the Frontier next door.
Hughes feared for his safety, and because the toe of the slipper always stopped and faced the window of his Desert Inn penthouse before rotating again, he feared a camera could be planted in the toe either by the government or someone else.
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