Swimming pools, movie stars. Cha-ching!
“The multi-million dollar casino will feature unique applications of The Beverly Hillbillies theme. Granny’s Shot Gun Weddin’ Chapel, Jethro’s All-You-Ken-Et Buffet, the Cement Pond, Granny’s White Lightnin’ Bar complete with rain & lightning [“The waitresses are dressed like Elly May but padded like Dolly Parton”], Elly May’s Buns (Bakery) [Link possibly NSFW], gourmet meals from Drysdales’ Fancy Eatin’ Fo Da Richins, Granny’s Vittles & Hog Jowls Coffee Shop, and an oil derrick are just a few of the many attractions … a project of Las Vegas standards will be created!”
Max Baer, Jr. —
that’s Jethro to you — “has the rights from CBS to use The Beverly
Hillbillies theme for casinos, hotels, theme parks, restaurants, cosmetics and consumables.” And by god, he’s going to exercise that right.
Good news: The final hurdle for the casino has been overcome. Over the
objections of the church across the street, County Commissioners gave
the go-ahead yesterday for the 9-story oil derrick that will serve as the casino’s welcome beacon. (Sadly, the original plans for a 200-foot-tall derrick were quashed.)