Robert Maheu continues the story of Hughes and his last plane crash that left him hard of hearing, drug addicted and withdrawn, and about Hughes' death at the hands his of incompetent and conniving inner circle.
Entertainment director Herb McDonald tells stories about Robert Mitchum's 1948 marijuana bust, dealing with the strong-willed Marlene Dietrich, plus the Rat Pack and the Beatles. Also, Don English of the Las Vegas News Bureau on photographing the Beatles.
The Cold War prompted a desire to 'beat the commies' at any price. Hal Curtis remembers the awesome sight of watching an above-ground nuclear test. Former test site worker Troy Wade reminds us why the nuclear weapons testing program was necessary.
Herb McDonald is a well-known entertainment director who tells us how he came to 'sin city' in 1946, and helped promote Vegas as a place to have fun and win. Herb and Peg Crockett talk about their encounters with the infamous ''Bugsy'' Siegel. Former coun
George Von Tobel and Nanyu Tomiyasu talk about the effects of World War II on Las Vegas. Laura Belle Kelch says that after the war community leaders decided to focus on tourism, and Photographer Don English tells us how they did it.
Women who helped to build Las Vegas in the early days - Florence Murphy, who was in on the building of the first airport, Laura Belle Kelch who helped create the first radio station in the valley, and Ruthe Deskin, a pioneer journalist.