Thursday, November 01, 2012
The focus of this prose is none other then former 'Vegas sheriff, Mr. Ralph Lamb," whose life and times is the focus on the new CBS drama, "Vegas." The cool thin' dude is that Lamb was overseer of the law durin' the time that our Dino made 'Vegas his play ground...and as you will note below, Sheriff Lamb has nothin' but the highest of admiration and praise for our most beloved Dino.
Likes how refreshin' to find 'nother knower of Dino who speaks with the deepest of deep respect for our amazin' Dino! Below is the excerpt from the interview that puts the accent on our King of Cool. ilovedinomartin thanks Mr. Brain McDonald and the pallies at the New York Post for liftin' up the life and times of our Dino in this way, and to the blogger at "Carnage And Culture" for puttin' us on to the original post. To view this at the blog simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-gram. Dino-delightedly, DMP
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Sin City Sheriff
By BRIAN McDONALD
New York Post
On a recent episode of “Vegas,” CBS’ new period drama, Sheriff Lamb, played by Dennis Quaid, punches out a Chicago hood, cuffs him and marches him out of a casino. The Post asked the honest-to-goodness Ralph Lamb, now 85, if that event really happened.
“Yes it did,” he says. “His name was Johnny Roselli.” Roselli was then an underling of Sam Giancana, who ran the Chicago mob. “We never meant to get him hurt,” says Lamb. “I just give him a whoopin’ right there in front of everybody.” From 1961 to 1979 Lamb was the law in Sin City. “I was the youngest sheriff in the United States,” he says in a soft, Southwestern drawl. “And I was there longer than anybody’s ever been there by 12 years.”
Lamb, who’s a technical adviser on the series, can spout stories about the old Las Vegas like the fountains in front of the Bellagio. He first met Sinatra in the 1950s. “He’d get full of whiskey and like everybody get a little tough sometimes,” Lamb says of Ol’ Blue Eyes. “But he was all right; he wasn’t hard to handle.” Lamb developed a particular fondness for Dean Martin. “Dean was the kind of guy that would sit down and have a cup of coffee and visit and talk in between shows,” he says. “Just an easy guy to get along with.”
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