Nightingale Kip Westerman and his domineering father-manager are the natural suspects when Kip's final-contestant in verbally abusive producer Drew Rich's popular television amateur singing competition, Layla Wells, is killed in a derelict building. CSI works out the youngsters had an affair, Drew has a dark past, and so does the building, once a world-class nightclub and Las Vegas's first casino where races mixed. Grissom insists to work out the part of the owner and a former artist in another murder committed there in its 50 years earlier, short-cut hey-day. Written by
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Inspired by the true story of the Moulin Rouge, the first integrated casino in Las Vegas, which opened to huge success in 1955, but mysteriously closed only 6 months later. Dee Dee Jasmin, a dancer at the casino, contributed historical background information that enhanced the atmosphere, characterizations and details. The poker player with a goatee is George Schlatter, who booked and managed talent including Sammy Davis, Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra at Strip hotels in the 1950s before creating Laugh-In on TV in the 1960s. See more
[Sees Grissom approaching his poker game
Well, I'll be damned. You're two years late, George deal 'em in.
No, I can't, Sheriff, I'm working.
Well, then what are you doing here?
I was hopin' to talk to you, actually. About the Chateau Rouge.
[Realizes why Grissom is there
One hand. You win, I'll talk.