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Invitation to the gala preview opening of Caesars Palace, August 5, 1966






Stylized invitation for Jay J. Sarno to the opening festivities for Caesars Palace. The invitation is in the form of a papyrus scroll with charred edges rolled on a golden rod.

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jhp000362. Jay Sarno Papers, 1965-2001. MS-00548. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.


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I, Caesar, and my many associates who have aided and abetted me in completing my royal palace of pleasure, cordially request the honor of the company of Jay J. Sarno and a companion of his choice, as guests of the court of Caesars Palace at the gala preview of Las Vegas' newest and most excinting resort. I, Caesar, have ordered a flourish of trumpets to herald the triumphant entry to this orgy of excitement, which begins at sunrise August 5, MCMLXVI, Anno Domini, and continues through libations, feasting, casting of dice, spinning of wheels, turning of cards and revelries of entertainment featuring the noblest Roman of them all... Mr. Andy Williams, and a bevy of beauteous dancing maidens ... on and on until the collapse of the participants ... or sunrise, August 8, MCMLXVI, Anno Domini, whichever event shall first occur. I, Caesar, decree that all the luxuries of this great resort be put at your disposal, and that the hordes of gladiators and maidens who are here to serve your every wish and command during this celebration ... shall be ordered to await and greet you upon your arrival at Caesars Palace. R.S.V.P. Royal Reply Card enclosed for your convenience Black Tie