Jane Radoff’s sophisticated eye and creative energy follow her wherever she goes. Her interior designs have anonymously touched most all who have walked through many of the Strip casinos and hotels. Her working partnership with interior designer Roger Thomas for Steve Wynn properties are among the most iconic of recent era.
Born 1940 in Pittsburgh, PA, to Adelaide and Meyer Sachs, Jane was destined to lead a colorful life. Her mother was a local radio/TV personality with her own show and her father was successful real estate entrepreneur.
Jane attended the University of Michigan where she honed her design skills. Before moving to Nevada, Jane’s career path included Restaurant Associates, a short stint as a girl Friday for Johnny Carson, and freelance product design while starting a family.
Then in 1978, her husband William “Bill” Radoff accepted a purchasing director position from Billy Weinberger and Neil Smythe at Caesars. With her signature wry humor, she reflects on her early observations of Las Vegas, and eventually working with Roger Thomas. In time, the duo worked together to bring groundbreaking interiors to the Strip, primarily with Steve Wynn.
As most Jewish transplants, the Radoffs first belonged to Temple Beth Sholom. Later she was the interior inspiration for Congregation Ner Tamid where Jon Sparer did the architectural design.
She is a quiet icon of Las Vegas’s turn to elegance and warmth in design of public spaces.
Radoff, Janellen. Interview 2016 September 26. Transcript. OH-02841. Oral History Research Center. Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Las Vegas Nevada. Las Vegas, Nevada.View Related Items View Oral History Listen To Audio Clip