First Edition of Nicholas Pileggi's Casino: Love and Honor In Las Vegas; Inscribed by Him
Casino: Love and Honor In Las Vegas.
Item Number: 59091
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995.
First edition of Pileggi’s true crime story, basis for the Martin Scorsese movie of the same name. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by Nicholas Pileggi on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
No one knew more about casinos than Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal, the gambling mastermind who, along with his best friend and partner, Anthony Spilotro, virtually ran Las Vegas for the mob. For years, it was the perfect arrangement—Lefty provided the smarts, while Tony kept the bosses happy with their weekly suitcases filled with millions in skimmed cash. It should have lasted forever, but Lefty’s obsession with running the town—and Tony’s obsession with Lefty’s beautiful showgirl wife, Geri—eventually led to the betrayals and investigations that exploded into one of the greatest debacles in mob history. It was the basis for the Academy Award-nominated film Casino, directed by Martin Scorsese starring Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Sharon Stone, who was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. The screenplay was written by Pileggi and Scorsese.