The Fabulous Flamingo


Benjamin “Bugsy” Seigel opened the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas in 1947. He named it after his girlfriend, Virginia Hill, because of her long, skinny legs and flaming red hair.  After a few years, the Mob decided Bugsy was skimming some of the profits which should have gone to them. They decided on a change in management.

Bugsy Seigel:


Virginia Hill:

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