I was really excited when I was asked to take publicity photos for the original play Oscar: A Good Man. The play, written by Derek Stonebarger, is a tribute to Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman and follows him during his life. Goodman, who used to work as a lawyer for members of organized crime including Anthony Spilotro, will soon reach the end of his term as mayor. His wife Carolyn is running to replace him in what is shaping up to be a close race against Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani. The play is currently running at Theater 7 in Las Vegas.
Les Grossman is a longtime concert promoter and entertainment executive who has worked with acts like The Who and Led Zepplin. He is such an interesting guy that he is portrayed by Tom Cruise in the movie Tropic Thunder. He lives on the edge of Vegas, so I decided to meet him at his home for the photo. I took a bunch of photos, but liked these the best because of a the great light you get at night in Las Vegas when the city's lights bounce off the clouds.