J. Michael Brandt was the Simms family attorney and wrote this letter in 2006 for Chester’s Star Celebration dedication.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2001 LAS VEGAS REVIEW JOURNAL To the editor: In 1964, I was one of the attendees at the Beatles concert here. How I happened to be there was similar to how I ended up at many headliner shows, such as Bobby Darin, Bill Cosby, Jack Jones,...
Read an excerpt from “Never Look Back”, the autobiography of jockey Billy Pearson detailing a story about Chester’s amazing character and generosity.
Paul Price wrote a column for the Las Vegas Sun, “Dateline: Las Vegas”, for 25 years until his death in 1985. Below is the touching column he wrote after Chester Simms passed away in 1970.
On February 6, 1970, a burglar entered the Simms home in Las Vegas while they were away on vacation. When he entered, instead of a vacant home, he found police waiting for him! We collected all of the newspaper articles of this amazing story of the Simms Family and Las Vegas history for your reading.