One of the true heros of preserving Las Vegas History is Lynn Zook, the documentary film maker and author of our favorite Las Vegas history blog – Classic Las Vegas.
Lynn Zook was one of the “Fan Presenters” on Turner Classic Movies. I’ll let her tell the story in her own words. I Tivo’d it, but have no clue how to get it off of the Tivo and onto the computer.
Besides the personal triumph for Lynn, the important part was that the words “Las Vegas History” got mentioned numerous times.
In a private email to me last night, after I had texted her a congratulations, Lynn said:
I had no idea that they would include so much of my Las Vegas talk! From historic preservation to my memories of the original Grand Hotel’s movie theater.
A national audience got an idea that there is historic stuff in Vegas. Oh My God!!!!!
Thank you again for all your support.
In her delightful blog post today, Lynn says:
At the top of the hour, there was Robert Osborne saying my name. As my buddy, Marco Place, says “How often does that happen?”. Not very often. It was something I never thought I would hear on national television, let alone to be introduced by the man himself.
And it only got better. We talked about my historic preservation work in Las Vegas, about my film “The Story of Classic Las Vegas” and about the website, classiclasvegas.com! I had only been expecting a short bit of that conversation to hit the airwaves but all of my intro was there.
If you are interested in purchasing the historical overview documentary on Las Vegas that we talked about last night, click here.
Congratulations Lynn! I’m sure your appearance with Robert Osborne on TCM is going to be one of the fondest of your memories.