The Los Angeles Times from Los Angeles, California on June 22, 1986 · 374
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The Los Angeles Times from Los Angeles, California · 374

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Sunday, June 22, 1986
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SPECIAL ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT -o- ! -o Sky Shuttle in forefront of transportation Five years ago, the Circus Circus Hotel-Casino inaugurated the Circus Sky Shuttle, a futuristic people-mover designed to link major facilities of the mid-strip resort. Urban planners and transportation specialists throughout the nation expressed interest in the project, which was the first use of an automated transit system in Las Vegas. The original line, a 1,500-foot-long dual-cabin track spanning Circus Circus Drive 18 feet above street level, connected the central tent -roofed hotel -casino-circus structure with Circus Manor, consisting of five three-story buildings and the adjacent 421 -space Circusland recreational vehicle park. With the January, 1986, opening of the 29-story, 1,188-room Circus Skyrise addition, giving the resort a total of 2,793 rooms, the system was expanded. A new 650-foot-long branch was added. Designed and constructed by VSL Corp. of Los Gatos, Calif., the shuttle has been described as an economical and reliable transit system. Three pink and white cabins, each with a capacity of 50 passengers, move steadily between pickup terminals located at the northeast corner of Circus Circus Towers, at the front of Circus Manor and at the front of the new Circus Skyrise. Dangerfield on Hilton stage Continued from Page 87 Somehow, the feeling seemed to be that a 44 -year -old comic couldn't be funny. Dangerfield's agent gave up, but not Danger-field. "Book me onto Ed Sullivan's dress rehersal," he said. "That's all I ask." The agents doubted his decision since the odds against an unknown's being booked on a single performance at the end of a rehearsal were astronomical. But Dangerfield surmounted the odds. Sullivan immediately signed him for his show. His reviews were sensational, and he went oYi to guest on the Sullivan show regularly. Since then, he has made multiple appearances on many of the major TV shows, but his favorite is Johnny Carson's "Tonight Show." "The laughs are not sweetened," says Dangerfield, "and Carson plays straight to me so well." Dangerfield opened his own nightclub, Dangerfield's, 14 years ago despite the dire warnings of virtually everyone he knew in the business. Nightclubs had been in trouble for years, and the industry suffered its worst slump since before World War II about the time of the club opening. Even so, Dangerfield's has flourished, jamming in crowds with regularity and playing host to a galaxy of celebrities. Among them were Jack Benny, Bob Hope and Johnny Carson. The main reason Dangerfield opened his own club in New York was so he wouldn't have to travel on the road, allowing him more time for his two young children. Now that they are in college, Dangerfield performs in Atlantic City and in concert halls across the country, leaving guest comedians to perform at Dangerfield's. Coming up are more TV specials for the comedian and more films, including his current effort, "Back to School." Also to be continued are the Miller Lite beer commercials. His Milton Bradley game, No Respect, is available in stores. Dangerfield will star in the Hilton Showroom through June 29. 2 DAYS 1 MIGHT Moo., Wed, 4b m rtftl. acam. f WJTi, mm .a 3 DAYS 2 RISHTS fri. 1 Sun. 7 tm torn packages mewos round mr tram. VIA IUXWY BUS, LODGING HMt CA3MO TOPM OUR LUXURY BUSES ARE ALSO A VAN ARI F FOR YOUR GROUP CHARTERS Sitefi TO ANYWHERE. ASK FOR GROUP SALES. CALL NOW FOR MORE INFORMATION, RESERVATIONS. AND YOUR"NEAREST BOARDING LOCATION. (213 ) 331-3010 ( 818 ) 761-83S4 The enclosed cars are environmentally controlled for all weather conditions. Operation of the system is fully automatic and is monitored via closed -circuit television. The system can be operated manually in an emergency. S3 i LAS VEGAS TOURIST BUREAU M 11 E rooms Fnor.i iqaaw CALL 1-800-522-9555 L'T ,1 l) i $npi t r K f f1 5 Ui (i T Jfl?T1,n fifi xnrjlfiTifjJf tX'iTfT ft ilPfTijiU' 1 nlitm -A-SFiiT-:f3- -fSSfranj-r. T,i, T -l.a itriifc JMliJ' S f'Tf'JQPf f5JS ''111' '50'" 'tH-t?j'OLffi.' mm- um& !itm$Wi ivmtV& MSK!' LOS ANGELES TIMESCALENDAR SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 1986PAGE 95

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