Make a small fortune in Vegas (1957)
george.thompson at NYU.EDU
Tue Apr 13 20:27:40 UTC 2004
I think that this expression was also used of another high-risk low-profit activity, perhaps racing horses, or perhaps show business. If so, it may well antedate 1957.
It's good to be reminded of Sargeant Bilko again.
George A. Thompson
Author of A Documentary History of "The African Theatre", Northwestern Univ. Pr., 1998.
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From: Bapopik at AOL.COM
Date: Monday, April 12, 2004 1:06 am
Subject: Make a small fortune in Vegas (1957); In God We Trusted (1893)
> HOW TO MAKE A SMALL FORTUNE IN LAS VEGAS
> I asked this before, in 2001. I said then that I was making a
> small fortune in lexicography.
> (PROQUEST HISTORICAL NEWSPAPERS)
> Other 46 -- No Title
> Los Angeles Times (1886-Current File). Los Angeles, Calif.: Apr
> 21, 1957. p. G4 (1 page):
> _Get-Poor-Quick Plan_
> PHIL SILVERS, TV's Sgt. Bilko, says it's easy to make a small
> fortune in Las Vegas...start with a large one!
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