episode 21

MGM Grand fire and the impact on the opening of Jubilee!

MGM Grand Fire
Associated Press Reed Saxon

Today, November 21st, marks the 40th anniversary of the devastating fire at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada that killed 85 people and injured several hundreds more. This episode features survivors from the fire that were working on the opening of Donn Arden’s Jubilee! One member of the crew perished in the fire. Hear the stories from Pete Menefee, Diana Eden and Jakki Ford about the tragic day and the impact on their lives. 

on the show

I found this video about the horror of the tragic fire. There are many more resources all over the internet about the disaster and the aftermath, not just for the show and the hotel, but for the victim’s families. 

More on Patreon

I almost scrapped this episode. This video explains a bit about the making of this episode and how difficult it was to bring this to the world. A bonus episode is available on my Patreon page. Click the link below to listen to the rebuild.

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