Behind The Booth: Betty Grable & Booth 1

Behind The Booth: Betty Grable & Booth 1
Betty Grable (1916 – 1973) was an American actress, singer, and dancer known as the "Pin-up Queen" of the 1940s. She began her career as a chorus girl and went on to star in over 40 films, becoming one of the highest-paid actresses of her time. Her All-American girl look made her popular as a World War II pin-up, and her movie studio insured her legs for a million dollars, earning her the moniker “the girl with the million-dollar legs”.

Unlike many other Hollywood stars of the time, her life was devoid of scandal and she was especially active in aiding her community. She helped the war effort by raising money and visiting injured soldiers during wartime, focusing more on her family and country than being a Hollywood star.

When her work brought her to Vegas, Grable would often visit the Steer and frequent Booth 1, which offers a great view of the entire dining room. Booth 1 would later become popular among mafia enforcers, who could conduct surveillance while family meetings occurred in the nearby “Mob Room”.

In celebration of the extraordinary woman that she was and her loyal patronage to the Steer over the years, Booth 1 is dedicated to her memory.

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