The Grace Hayes Photograph Collection consists of black-and-white photographic prints and negatives from approximately 1890 to 1980. The collection includes personal photographs of Hayes and her son Peter Lind Hayes and publicity photographs from Hayes's entertainment career.
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Scope and Contents Note
The Grace Hayes Photograph Collection consists of black-and-white photographic prints and negatives from approximately 1890 to 1980. The collection includes personal photographs of Hayes and her son Peter Lind Hayes and his wife Mary Healy and publicity photographs from Hayes entertainment career. Also included is a photograph of the Grace Hayes Lodge exterior, a performance inside the Grace Hayes Lodge, and portraits of both Grace Hayes and Peter Lind Hayes.
Collection is open for research.
Materials in this collection may be protected by copyrights and other rights. See Reproductions and Use on the UNLV Special Collections and Archives website for more information about reproductions and permissions to publish.
Materials remain as they were received.
Biographical / Historical Note
Grace Hayes was born in Springfield, Missouri on August 23, 1895. Hayes moved to San Francisco, California at the age of ten and began singing at nightclubs at the age of fourteen. In 1912 she married Joseph Lind, and their son Joseph Conrad Lind (later known as Peter Lind Hayes) was born in 1915. Hayes starred in films from 1929 to 1950, most notably in King of Jazz (1930) and Zis Boom Bah (1941). She moved to Las Vegas, Nevada in the 1940s and purchased the Red Rooster lounge in 1947 and renamed it the Grace Hayes Lodge. The lodge and nightclub was located at what is now the southern gate of the Mirage Hotel and Casino. Hayes owned and operated the nightclub until she sold the property to Steve Wynn in 1960. She
maintained a residence on the property until her death on February 1, 1989.
"Grace Hayes." UNLV Libraries. Women in Nevada History: A Legacy Digital Project. Accessed January 3, 2020. https://womennvhistory.com/portfolio/grace-hayes/
"Grace Hayes, 93, Dies; Stage and Film Actress." New York Times. February 4, 1989. Accessed January 3, 2020. https://www.nytimes.com/1989/02/04/obituaries/grace-hayes-93-dies-stage-and-film-actress.html?auth=link-dismiss-google1tap
"Grace Hayes Lodge, Las Vegas Strip, c.1955-1956." Vintage Las Vegas. Accessed January 1, 2020. https://vintagelasvegas.com/post/102101055349/grace-hayes-lodge
Grace Hayes Photograph Collection, approximately 1890 to 1980. PH-00292. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.
Materials were donated by Peter Lind Hayes in 1986; accession number 1986-075.
In 2019, as part of an archival backlog elimination project, Ryan DiPaolo wrote the finding aid and entered the data into ArchiveSpace.