Saturday, November 23, 2013
I know there are plenty of fans of vintage Las Vegas out there in GDB land; and why the heck not, Glitter Gulch was awesome back in 1958!
Here's a great shot looking up (or is it down?) Fremont Street, with Vegas Vic watching over all of the gamblers like a benevolent deity. The Silver Palace, The Mint, The Pioneer Club, The Golden Nugget, The Lucky Strike Club... I love those old casinos!
AND… it looks even better at night. If I had a choice of visiting Vegas in the 1950's, or maybe later on in the Rat Pack 1960's era, I would have a tough time deciding… but I think I'd choose the 1950's.
To whom it may concern: your old pal Major Pepperidge will be returning home tonight! I look forward to reading your comments and to the piles of money-filled envelopes that you have all been sending to my lair while I've been away.