U2 ON FREMONT STREET IN LAS VEGAS (FILMING “I STILL HAVEN’T FOUND WHAT I’M LOOKING FOR”)
Note: Continuing my tribute to Las Vegas and its colorful history on this the 20th anniversary of my relocation, here’s a look at some of the most memorable moments in pop culture which happened here.
The song is a feeling that most of us have shared at one time or another in our lives. Maybe more than once. After graduation. Following a breakup. After losing a job. Even upon retiring from a long career. Its message about searching for something is timeless but hopeful. It applies and appeals to everyone.
This week marks the 25th anniversary of Stu Ungar’s third World Series of Poker championship.
Ungar was one of only two players in history to win poker’s world championship three times, a feat unlikely to ever happen again. Ungar’s 1997 victory against all odds was the crowning achievement of a legendary career as a professional card player and the final moment of glory in a deeply-troubled life that ended just 17 months later at age 45.
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I took several photographs during that series, even though I’m a terrible photographer and we didn’t have smartphones back then (I later wrote a book on Ungar).
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Most of my extensive collection of poker photos–and old programs–and WSOP stuff–and assorted poker memorabilia packed into boxes and file cabinets was trashed into a dumpster a few years ago, but the following photos surfaced inside a lost folder while I held a garage sale last weekend.
Most of these photos have never been published before:
NAKED CITY (LAS VEGAS)
I learned something today, so I have to share it.
I’ve just learned of the death of Mark Fucile, “NY Mark,” a.k.a Robert Souza and while I’m filled with deep sadness, his memory makes me smile.