Saturday, September 01, 2012
(I will be out of town for the weekend, so it might take me longer than usual to respond to your comments. Enjoy your Labor Day holiday!)
I was lucky enough to find a nice bunch of vintage Las Vegas slides, showing Fremont Street's "Glitter Gulch" at night, when it really amazed!
The Golden Nugget had twice the neon and lights of other casinos, since it was right on the corner. That's two store fronts for the price of one! Rose Maddox is the entertainer... I happen to have a "Maddox Brothers and Rose" CD, and Rose was considered one of the most influential hillbilly/roots/country singers of her time. I'm not even really a fan of country music as a rule (don't take it personally, country fans, it's all a matter of taste), but I like Rose!
Right next door is this massive neon sign for the Lucky Casino. The font used on this sign has become associated with classic Las Vegas to the point where you can find similar examples in font packages today.
Who needs street lights when the buildings were so dazzling? Down at the end of the block is The Mint, with The Horseshoe adjacent to it. There's just something about these old over-the-top amazing displays of signage that can't be beat, even by the Vegas hotels and casinos of today! Imagine seeing them as they flashed and animated. Wowee!
I have more vintage Vegas at night for you coming up!