Through her brother in law and Ayn Rand's intellectual heir, Leonard Peikoff, Arlene was exposed to Ayn Rand Objectivism, a philosophy that still influences her political outlook. After her 1975 divorce she began working at the Jockey Club; founded the Meadows Playhouse, Las Vegas’s first professional black box theater; and started Renta Yenta, the valley's first full-service event planning business. In 1980 she married tax attorney Jerry Blut in a Renta-Yenta produced, Fiddler-on-the-Roof-themed wedding at Paul Anka's Jubilation Restaurant.
Blut, Arlene. Interview, 28 May 2015. Transcript. OH-02421. Oral History Research Center, Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.View Related Items View Oral History Listen to Audio Clip