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'Beverly Hillbillies' Casino Proposal Revived

18 August 2003

CARSON CITY, Nevada – As reported by the Associated Press: "Nearly four years after his dreams for a Jethro's Beverly Hillbillies casino fizzled in Reno, actor Max Baer Jr. is planning a $54 million resort in a former Wal-Mart store a half-hour's drive away in Nevada's capital city.

"`It's a very different concept from anybody that's doing anything else,' Baer said Friday in describing the 240-room hotel-casino venture that will key on the popular `Beverly Hillbillies' TV series in which he starred as the doltish Jethro Bodine.

"Among the highlights: a 200-foot-tall, flame-belching oil derrick, a `Granny's shotgun wedding chapel,' Uncle Jed's gift shop, Jethro's buffet and `Elly May's buns bakery.'…"

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