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September 27, 1988 | JACK MATHEWS, Times Staff Writer
Sheldon G. Adelson, the one-time Boston bagel baker who has amassed a personal fortune producing conventions and trade shows, stood in the harsh spotlight on the stage of the cavernous Aladdin Theater for the Performing Arts here Saturday night and told the crowd that they were witnessing the launching of what will become the most important event in the film and television industries.
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May 14, 1999 | From Reuters
Billionaire Sheldon Adelson, whose ultra-posh Venetian resort on the Las Vegas Strip wasn't quite ready for its debut last month, will open his opulent $1.5-billion property a second time in June. "Nobody ever built a property like this before," Adelson said of the massive resort that features canals, gondolas, singing gondoliers and the largest, most luxurious rooms on the Las Vegas Strip.
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BUSINESS
May 17, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
World's Biggest Hotel to Be Built on Sands Site: Sheldon Adelson, founder of the Comdex computer trade show, said he plans to tear down his aging Sands hotel and casino in Las Vegas and fire its 1,200 employees to make way for a new $1.5-billion complex that will include the largest hotel in the world. Adelson, who sold his trade show business for $800 million to Japan's Softbank Corp. last year, said he plans to raise the money for the project by selling debt and taking out bank loans.
BUSINESS
May 17, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
World's Biggest Hotel to Be Built on Sands Site: Sheldon Adelson, founder of the Comdex computer trade show, said he plans to tear down his aging Sands hotel and casino in Las Vegas and fire its 1,200 employees to make way for a new $1.5-billion complex that will include the largest hotel in the world. Adelson, who sold his trade show business for $800 million to Japan's Softbank Corp. last year, said he plans to raise the money for the project by selling debt and taking out bank loans.
BUSINESS
May 14, 1999 | From Reuters
Billionaire Sheldon Adelson, whose ultra-posh Venetian resort on the Las Vegas Strip wasn't quite ready for its debut last month, will open his opulent $1.5-billion property a second time in June. "Nobody ever built a property like this before," Adelson said of the massive resort that features canals, gondolas, singing gondoliers and the largest, most luxurious rooms on the Las Vegas Strip.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 1987 | VICTOR VALLE, Times Staff Writer
The partners who resurrected Filmex as AFI Film Fest Los Angeles teamed up again Wednesday to unveil an even more ambitious project--a combination film-and-television festival, international conference and trade show that they said will be the largest of its kind. Dubbed CINETEX, the two-week event will be held in Las Vegas next March and will offer as many as 150 panel discussions and workshops and a showcase for film, television and video products and services.
BUSINESS
November 3, 1987 | VICTOR F. ZONANA, Times Staff Writer
Last month's stock market crash, like some uninvited guest at a party, has thrown a damper on the huge Comdex personal computer trade show that opened here Monday. Industry officials who had planned to celebrate their best year since the boom of the early 1980s were instead forced to confront what Lotus Development Chairman and Chief Executive Jim P. Manzi said in his keynote address was "our greatest fear: Does the stock market crash mean there will be a recession next year?"
ENTERTAINMENT
September 11, 1990 | ROBERT EPSTEIN
With the animated heads, plastic props and plastered posters that decorated Cinetex '90 packed up and ready for shipment home, the people who brought the film festival/expo/market to this neon gambling resort for the third straight year are still searching the horizon for signs of a living oak. When Cinetex was announced a few years ago, corporate founder Sheldon G. Adelson likened its first year to the planting of an acorn. In time, a mighty oak.
WORLD
March 20, 2008 | Kim Murphy, Times Staff Writer
In the 10 months since their nearly 4-year-old daughter disappeared during a beach holiday in Portugal, Kate and Gerry McCann have become possibly Britain's best-known couple and, in some quarters of the tabloid press, its most reviled. The near-absence of facts from the Portuguese investigation did nothing to slow the barrage of headlines in papers like the Daily Express.
BUSINESS
November 16, 1993 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's the King Kong of conventions. It's the creature that ate Las Vegas. But it's also the beast that feeds this desert town, to the tune of a projected $170 million in revenue this week. And that doesn't even count the gambling. Fall Comdex, the nation's largest trade show and the computer industry's annual chance to strut its stuff, got under way Monday in this glittery gulch of ersatz pyramids and volcanoes.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 27, 1988 | JACK MATHEWS, Times Staff Writer
Sheldon G. Adelson, the one-time Boston bagel baker who has amassed a personal fortune producing conventions and trade shows, stood in the harsh spotlight on the stage of the cavernous Aladdin Theater for the Performing Arts here Saturday night and told the crowd that they were witnessing the launching of what will become the most important event in the film and television industries.
NEWS
December 24, 1996 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Here's the latest recipe for any casino developer hoping to join the big leagues on the Las Vegas Strip: First, find yourself an old, tattered casino-hotel to blow up--literally; next, identify a strong theme for your new resort, such as a city that bespeaks style or romance (Caution: New York and Paris are taken); finally, assemble a construction fund of at least a half-billion dollars--$1 billion is even better. Those may be high hurdles anywhere but here.
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