1946: The Famous Flamingo


Mob-man-turned-hotelier Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel named his $6 million treasure, the Flamingo, after his girlfriend, Virginia Hill, who was a long-legged redhead. Sadly, it rained the day of the grand opening and many on the Hollywood guest list didn’t show. The Miami-themed resort didn’t catch on in the coming weeks, and Bugsy was murdered in Beverly Hills six months later.

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