Reflections on a Las Vegas Legend
By Heidi Knapp Rinella
The Stardust of Yesterday offers a colorful, entertaining look back at one of Las Vegas’ most iconic casinos. With hundreds of photos and reproductions of memorabilia, the book recounts the story of the Stardust’s life from its 1958 birth as the dream of “Mr. Lucky” Tony Cornero, through the “Lefty” Rosenthal era immortalized in the book and movie Casino, to its ownership by Boyd Gaming Corporation and eventual demise to make way for Boyd’s new landmark of the Las Vegas Strip, Echelon Place. “Old Vegas” is immortalized in The Stardust of Yesterday.