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Title
Slot machines on Tony Cornero's newly refurbished gambling ship, the Bunker Hill or Lux, Los Angeles, 1946
Date Created and/or Issued
August 9, 1946
Publication Information
Los Angeles Daily News
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Collection
Los Angeles Daily News Negatives
Rights Information
US
Description
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Slot machines on Tony Cornero’s newly refurbished gambling ship, the Bunker Hill (also known as the Lux), which was meant to operate offshore of Los Angeles. After the Bunker Hill’s opening night, however, Cornero and five of his aides were arrested on felony charges of criminal conspiracy to conduct gambling games and serve alcohol without a license. After his arrest, Cornero announced that he was ready to go to the United States Supreme court to keep the Bunker Hill running. Cornero was also “admiral” of the Rex, another gambling vessel which was forced to suspend operations in 1938.
Type
Image
Format
b&w nitrate negative
Identifier
36368
uclamss_1387_36368-17
ark:/21198/zz00280m45
Language
No linguistic content
Subject
Gambling--California--Los Angeles
Crime
Slot machines--California--Los Angeles
Ships--American--California--Los Angeles
Transportation
Economy
Source
Los Angeles Daily News Negatives

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