360 Vintage El Rancho (The Original)
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Truth: The Flamingo Hotel was already under construction and was the brainchild of Hollywood publisher and nightclub entrepreneur, Billy Wilkerson. Wilkerson published the Hollywood Reporter and had a string of night-clubs in Los Angeles, including Ciro's (where the Comedy Store is today). He had also had a wicked gambling habit. His friends Howard Hughes and movie mogul, Joe Schenck suggested that Wilkerson build a casino and "own" the house.