Saturday, November 03, 2012
If I had a time machine, one of my destinations would definitely be Las Vegas in the mid-1960's! By then the city had grown from a small desert community to a vibrant city unlike any other. Not into gambling? Never fear, you could go see any number of lounge acts, comedians, and musical revues.
I love this first photo (from March 1965), with a group of gals (and one guy) all ready for a night on the town. The famous neon lights of the Strip almost turn night into day.
Oooo, glittery! Where should we go first? Wayne Newton is playing at the Fremont. This is a 1963 photo (as are the remaining images), he was only 21 years old and already a headliner.
The Golden Nugget is right on the corner, we could check it out. If it's good enough for that sailor, it's good enough for me.
They don't make signs like this any more... they are real works of art!
I have another 20 (or so) night images of Las Vegas, but they all start to look the same, in a way. Same casinos, same lights, etc. Are you folks interested in seeing more, or are you satisfied?