Andy Martello

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After a horrific blaze destroyed Willie Martello’s El Rey Club in 1962, nearly fifty years would pass before anyone knew of how that tiny casino provided a template for present-day gambling resorts, upset the Las Vegas mob, and inadvertently launched the career of Francis Ford Coppola. Were it not for the discovery of a single photo in a Vegas museum, the El Rey Club would be known only as the seedy brothel where Senator Harry Reid learned to swim. Martello saved the mining town of Searchlight, Nevada, from extinction and should be revered for his accomplishments, yet very few know his name.

Featuring nearly 140 rare or unseen photos these vibrant TRUE STORIES are brought to light!