One of my favourite Scorcese movies is Casino.
(It’s not as good as Goodfellas, but hey, what is?)
So it’s cool to see a new museum being planned in Las Vegas dedicated to the role of the Mob in making Las Vegas what it is today.
I haven’t been to Vegas yet, but I wish I’d seen it in the glory days of the Rat Pack and the Tropicana. Once I do get there I might be disappointed with the contemporary lure of all-you-can-eat salad bars and Cirque de Soleil.
Of course, Casino was set a few years after the 1940s and 1950s period the musuem’s going to focus on – a time when a gangster nickname like Bugsy, Lefty and Sneezy was nothing to be sneezed at.
OK, I made that last one up.
The musuem is scheduled to open in 2010.
Don’t fuhgeddabout it, OK?