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Video Vault | Myths, truths about Sinatra/'Godfather' link 
There has long been a suggestion that the "Godfather" character Johnny Fontane was loosely based on singer Frank Sinatra. Here is an examination of the scenes in question.
November 9, 1989 (NBC News)
Video Vault | Las Vegas soldier recalls Berlin Wall fall 
It's been 25 years since a symbol of the Communist dominance over Eastern Europe was breached. A Las Vegan who was there at the time remembers.
Undated Photograph (LaMafia.co.il)
Video Vault | 'Handsome Johnny' Roselli: Vegas mob boss 
He is one of the lesser known characters in the pantheon of Las Vegas wiseguys. But make no mistake, John Roselli was in charge from the 1950s through the mid-'60s.
Early 90s (Channel-33
Video Vault | Horror movies with 'Count Cool Rider' 
In the 1990s, it was a Saturday night tradition for local scary movie fans to get their frights from "Count Cool Rider."
A Tale of Three Cities (University of Nevada Press)
Video Vault | 'Reno, Vegas and the Strip: A Tale of Three Cities' 
A new book from the University of Nevada Press by Dr. Eugene Moehring tells the interconnected stories of the three most important gaming centers in the state.
1981 News-3 Interview (KSNV-TV/Channel-3)
Video Vault | Monk Montgomery and the Jazz Society 
A successful jazz musician who decided to make Las Vegas his home found the music scene lacking. So he did something about it.
Special to Channel-3 (National Park Service)
Video Vault | WW II Bomber in Depths of Lake Mead 
Most of the B-29 "Superfortress" bombers left after World War II were dismantled. But a few still exist, including one that went to watery grave in Lake Mead.
February 18,1981 (KSNV-TV/Channel-3)
Video Vault | Frank Sinatra vs. Harry Reid 
The Chairman of the Board (Sinatra) applied for a Nevada Gaming License in 1980. But the Chairman of the Gaming Commission (Reid) had some serious questions about allegations of ties to known criminals.
Undated Postcard (Source Unknown)
Video Vault | Sinatra at the Sands Copa Room 
Old Blue Eyes performed at countless venues over the decades, but the one he himself remembered most fondly was the Copa Room at the Sands.
Undated Photgraph (Railroad Pass Casino Collection)
Video Vault | The Rich History of Railroad Pass 
Railroad Pass Casino in the process of changing hands. But for most of it's eight decades plus, this has been one of the most stable gambling halls in Southern Nevada.
Tempoary Location on Meadows Lane (KSNV-TV/Channel-3)
Video Vault | Birth of the Meadows School in Vegas 
Now a local institution in Las Vegas, when The Meadows School opened on Sept. 4, 1984, it was a bold experiment in education.
Fremont & Main, July 15, 1981 (KSNV-TV/Channel-3)
Video Vault | Street Tile Fail on Fremont Street 
The City of Las Vegas has tried many downtown redevelopment projects over the years. Some have worked better than others.
August 20, 1964 (Las Vegas News Bureau)
The Beatles in Las Vegas 
The Beatles performed in Las Vegas just one time, and it was an odd fit in their 1964 US Tour.
Biography of Willie Martello  (Just A Martello Books)
Video Vault | Willie Martello's legendary El Rey Casino 
If the name is not familiar, perhaps it's because Willie Martello plied his trade in Searchlight. But a new book argues that he is one of the great casino promoters in southern Nevada history.
Changed in 1996 (KSNV-TV/Channel-3)
Video Vault | From State Line to Primm 
Primm is the name of the casino town on the Nevada side of I-15 at the California border. But it took some convoluted history to make that name official.
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