Saturday, December 31, 2011

Anything Goes Saturday - Last Frontier Casino

Welcome to Las Vegas, and the Last Frontier Casino! Built in 1942 around the former "Club Pair-O-Dice", the Last Frontier was only the second true casino on the Strip (the first being El Rancho). It was (obviously) themed to the Old West, complete with a Western village, and a corral and rodeo grounds. There were even "stagecoach parties" and horseback rides into the surrounding desert!

This first image is a great photo of the entrance to the Western village. It looks so clean and tidy, without the over-the-top excess of later Vegas casinos. Notice the red brick building in the background to the left....

It's the Saloon/Rooming House, but there wasn't much sleeping going on there judging by the lady displaying her charms out the upper-story window! Reminds me a bit of "Goldie's" at Knott's Berry Farm. Maybe her leg moved too!

In 1955, new owners decided to build the New Frontier (see a great photo of that on the Corner Cafe Images blog), while keeping the Last Frontier in use to the south. Sadly, both were demolished in 1967, and replaced by the Frontier! (Got it?! I'm not sure I do).

I have more photos from around the Last Frontier, which I'll share sometime in the near future.


TokyoMagic! said...

Early animatronics, perhaps? I'm sure she was well-built.

Chiana_Chat said...

Wow I'd actually be tempted to go there. Whether themed or generic, bloated casinos just aren't inviting to me, the reverse since it reminds me they're making a fortune and it's a safe bet I won't. That one looks so charming and inviting. That was once in Las Vegas? Thrown away in the late '60s. Like a lot of things.

Yes, TM! - but would she pass muster as one of Disneyland's Hand Picked Honeys? ;p

TokyoMagic! said...

Chiana, she might be a little stiff, but slap some red plaid on her and place a riding crop in her hand and she's good to go!

Connie Moreno said...

That is so totally my kind of place! Let's get together and build one.

Nancy said...

wonder if every room comes with a showgirl, hmmm? this is great!

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