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by lasvegaslynn
Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:32 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Sat. Oct 3rd- Walter Zick & Mid-Century Modern Las Vegas
Replies: 2
Views: 237

Updated: Beyond the Mint

Have you gotten on the Bus? The Mid-Century Modern Bus Tour highlighting the Mid-Century Modern architecture of Walter Zick. Walter Zick and his partner Harris Sharp helped shape the post-war look of Las Vegas. Do you love the Mint Hotel? Do you miss its signage on Fremont Street? You don't want to ...
by lasvegaslynn
Sun Sep 06, 2009 3:15 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Cliff Mays in Las Vegas
Replies: 1
Views: 250

Cliff Mays in Las Vegas

I was at the State Museum on Friday doing some research for our upcoming Walter Zick event and as we were going through the microfiche, we found an ad from the Review Journal in May of 1955 advertising Cliff May homes in Las Vegas. The cut line was at the upper reaches of Charleston Heights which we...
by lasvegaslynn
Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:03 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: New Book on History of Las Vegas by Me and RoadsidePictures
Replies: 1
Views: 221

New Book on History of Las Vegas by Me and RoadsidePictures

Hey guys, Allen (RoadsidePictures) and I collaborated, along with postcard collector and long-time Las Vegas resident, Carey Burke, on a book about the history of Las Vegas. " Las Vegas 1905-1965 " is from Arcadia Publishing and is filled with postcard images not only of well-known iconic ...
by lasvegaslynn
Sun Aug 16, 2009 3:22 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Cliff May homes in Las Vegas
Replies: 10
Views: 450

Sproul was a home builder in Las Vegas in the 1950s and 1960s. He built most of the homes in Charleston Heights which is in the area you are looking at.

Charleston Heights is bordered by Charleston Blvd on the south end and what is now the 95 freeway on the north end and from Decatur to Rainbow.
by lasvegaslynn
Sun Aug 16, 2009 3:14 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Sat. Oct 3rd- Walter Zick & Mid-Century Modern Las Vegas
Replies: 2
Views: 237

Sat. Oct 3rd- Walter Zick & Mid-Century Modern Las Vegas

On Saturday, October 3rd, the Friends of Classic Las Vegas in partnership with the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas and Nevada Humanities will present: "Beyond the Mint: Walter Zick and Mid-Century Modern Las Vegas" Reception: 11:30 am Panel Discussion with our favorite historian Alan Hess, ...
by lasvegaslynn
Wed Aug 12, 2009 4:07 pm
Forum: FAVORITE BUILDINGS (and signs)
Topic: Glass Pool Inn, Las Vegas, Ca
Replies: 15
Views: 4185

The motel was originally called the Mirage Motel and was built without the iconic pool. I've seen pictures of the original exterior. In addition, the first glass pool that was built had to be destroyed because the portals leaked. I've seen pictures of that, too. Finally, the second try on the pool w...
by lasvegaslynn
Wed Aug 12, 2009 4:00 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Cliff May homes in Las Vegas
Replies: 10
Views: 450

Cliff Mays in Las Vegas

That neighborhood was built by Sproul Homes if that's any help!
by lasvegaslynn
Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:03 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: Las Vegas 1905-1965
Replies: 0
Views: 150

Las Vegas 1905-1965

New book on the history of Las Vegas: Las Vegas: 1905-1965 Written by: Lynn Zook, Carey Burke and Allen Sandquist Everyone thinks they know the story of Las Vegas: the showgirls, the gambling, the mob. But Las Vegas has always been much more. Families have lived here since it's founding in 1905. The...
by lasvegaslynn
Tue Sep 09, 2008 1:48 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: Upcoming book: Las Vegas in Postcards
Replies: 0
Views: 89

Upcoming book: Las Vegas in Postcards

Wanted to let you guys know about a book that I have been working on this summer with RoadsidePictures (Allen) and collector Carey Burke: Las Vegas in Postcards: 1905 - 1965 It should be published later this winter. For more info and a look at the cover: http://classiclasvegas.squarespace.com/classi...
by lasvegaslynn
Mon Aug 11, 2008 2:33 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Las Vegas Mural Mystery
Replies: 0
Views: 182

Las Vegas Mural Mystery

Hey guys,

We have a Las Vegas Mystery Mural that we are trying to find out more information on.

Check it out here:

http://classiclasvegas.squarespace.com/ ... egas-blog/

and let me know if you can provide any answers or info!

Thanks!
by lasvegaslynn
Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:27 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Birth of Caesars Palace
Replies: 1
Views: 191

Birth of Caesars Palace

Hey guys, I am getting back on my feet so to speak after that knee surgery. I have started the history of Caesars Palace, beginning with its birth. As I add to the history there will be some never before seen photos of the architecture and behind the scenes. So check it out. It all begins here: http...
by lasvegaslynn
Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:28 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Fireworks Displays, July 4th, Las Vegas
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Fireworks Displays, July 4th, Las Vegas

Want to know where the best firework displays in Las Vegas are going to be.

Check us out:

http://classiclasvegas.squarespace.com/ ... strip.html
by lasvegaslynn
Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:26 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: History of the Las Vegas Strip, Las Vegas, July 3rd,
Replies: 0
Views: 89

History of the Las Vegas Strip, Las Vegas, July 3rd,

Everyone thinks they know the real history of the Las Vegas Strip. But did you know that Bugsy Siegel didn't build the Flamingo Hotel from scratch? Do you know who the first nude showgirl was? Do you know who Jakie Freidman was? Do you believe that Tommy Hull was inspired to build the El Rancho Vega...
by lasvegaslynn
Mon May 26, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Viva Las Vegas Neon!, Springs Preserve, Las Vegas, June 5th
Replies: 0
Views: 106

Viva Las Vegas Neon!, Springs Preserve, Las Vegas, June 5th

On Thursday, June 5th we are saluting Neon Designers Brian "Buzz" Leming and the incomparable Betty Willis as part of our "Untold Stories" at the Springs Preserve. Betty Willis was born and raised in Las Vegas. Her family used to travel by train to Los Angeles when she was younge...
by lasvegaslynn
Sun May 11, 2008 4:27 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Cultural History Fair, Las Vegas Springs Preserve, May 17th
Replies: 0
Views: 87

Cultural History Fair, Las Vegas Springs Preserve, May 17th

The Las Vegas Springs Preserve is hosting the annual Cultural History Fair this year. We will be indoors (yah!!!) and admission is free for this event. All the historic preservation groups will be there with tables and passing out information, the various archaeological groups will be there, too. Th...
by lasvegaslynn
Sun May 11, 2008 4:22 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Huntridge Theater Tours, May 17th, Las Vegas
Replies: 0
Views: 91

Huntridge Theater Tours, May 17th, Las Vegas

The very endangered and venerable Huntridge Theater (S. Charles Lee, 1944), will be opened for limited hourly tours this Saturday, May 17th as part of Cultural History Day in Las Vegas. Tours will be hourly from 10:00 am to 2:00pm. The Theater has not been opened for over five years so here is your ...
by lasvegaslynn
Sun May 11, 2008 4:19 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Morelli House Tours, May 17th, Las Vegas
Replies: 0
Views: 95

Morelli House Tours, May 17th, Las Vegas

As part of Cultural History Day, the historic Morelli House will be open for tours from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Saturday, May 17th. This mid-century modern marvel was saved from the Desert Inn Country Club by the Junior League. If you've never been inside, get on down to 9th and Bridger this Saturday ...
by lasvegaslynn
Sun May 11, 2008 4:16 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Neon Museum Boneyard Tour, May 17th, Las Vegas
Replies: 0
Views: 92

Neon Museum Boneyard Tour, May 17th, Las Vegas

As part of Cultural History Day, the Neon Museum in Las Vegas is having hourly tours on Saturday, May 17th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Admission is a modest $5.00.

For more information:

http://www.neonmuseum.org/exhibits-events.html
by lasvegaslynn
Sun May 11, 2008 4:14 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: May 17th, Helldorado Parade, Las Vegas
Replies: 0
Views: 81

May 17th, Helldorado Parade, Las Vegas

As part of Cultural History Day in Las Vegas, the Elks and the City of Las Vegas are bringing back the Helldorado parade again this year. Filled with floats, equestrian riders and more the Parade will be held along 4th Street between Gass and Stewart St. The Parade begins at 7:00 pm. Come on out and...
by lasvegaslynn
Sun May 11, 2008 4:11 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: May 13th, Las Vegas, History of Helldorado
Replies: 0
Views: 71

May 13th, Las Vegas, History of Helldorado

We are thrilled to announce that we have another upcoming panel on the History of Helldorado. If you are new to town and wonder why there is a Helldorado Celebration (which is coming on May 17th) or if you remember fondly sitting on the curb on Fremont Street watching those beautiful floats go by, c...
by lasvegaslynn
Mon Apr 28, 2008 10:42 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: The History of Helldorado, Friday, May 2, Las Vegas, NV
Replies: 0
Views: 92

The History of Helldorado, Friday, May 2, Las Vegas, NV

We are thrilled to announce that we have an upcoming panel on the History of Helldorado. If you are new to town and wonder why there is a Helldorado Celebration (which is coming on May 17th) or if you remember fondly sitting on the curb on Fremont Street watching those beautiful floats go by, come o...
by lasvegaslynn
Thu Apr 24, 2008 12:52 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Aladdin Hotel History
Replies: 1
Views: 249

We've got more history from the Aladdin Hotel:
How it got started, the story of its beautiful sign, the marriage of Elvis and Priscilla, Rusty Warren and more!

It's all here:

http://tinyurl.com/67xfqq
by lasvegaslynn
Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:29 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Aladdin Hotel History
Replies: 1
Views: 249

Aladdin Hotel History

Hey guys, Before it was Planet Hollywood, before it was Aladdin v.2, even before it was the Aladdin v.1, it was the Tallyho Hotel (no casino). We've started the history of the Aladdin Hotel here: http://classiclasvegas.squarespace.com/classic-las-vegas-blog/ (once there, if you scroll down there is ...
by lasvegaslynn
Fri Apr 11, 2008 4:18 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Classic Las Vegas Strip Hotel Histories
Replies: 20
Views: 1075

We have completed the final chapter in the history of the Stardust Hotel.

We hope you have been enjoying it:

http://classiclasvegas.squarespace.com/ ... egas-blog/

Up next will be the Aladdin Hotel History
by lasvegaslynn
Tue Apr 08, 2008 3:33 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Classic Las Vegas Strip Hotel Histories
Replies: 20
Views: 1075

We have the history of the Stardust Hotel in the 1970s and early 1980s and that story, of course, includes Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal, Tony Spilotro and the uncovering of the Skim.



The Real story is here:

http://tinyurl.com/4eskhd
by lasvegaslynn
Mon Mar 31, 2008 3:39 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Classic Las Vegas Strip Hotel Histories
Replies: 20
Views: 1075

The Stardust Hotel History

Hey guys, We've updated our history of the Stardust to include the 1960s. Lots of info on hotel, the Aku-Aku, the Lido de Paris and Howard Hughes. All paving the way for the next installment where we get into skimming, Lefty Rosenthal and more! It's all here: http://classiclasvegas.squarespace.com/c...
by lasvegaslynn
Fri Mar 28, 2008 8:03 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: recent problems with the website
Replies: 90
Views: 4313

FG,

I got a debug error message this morning and deleted one of the double posts.
by lasvegaslynn
Fri Mar 28, 2008 7:58 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Classic Las Vegas Strip Hotel Histories
Replies: 20
Views: 1075

Sky, Thanks for asking! The Strip Hotel History is in chronological order. Once we get it completed we have plans to create a timeline and link the hotels to their history. In the meantime, we have just posted Stardust Hotel History: The Early Years! http://classiclasvegas.squarespace.com/classic-la...
by lasvegaslynn
Fri Mar 28, 2008 7:58 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Classic Las Vegas Strip Hotel Histories
Replies: 20
Views: 1075

Sorry for the double posting, got an error message when I hit the submit button.
by lasvegaslynn
Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:07 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Classic Las Vegas Strip Hotel Histories
Replies: 20
Views: 1075

We've finished the history of the Tropicana, including the part about the mob.

And

We've started the beginning history of the Stardust.

It's all here:

http://classiclasvegas.squarespace.com/ ... egas-blog/

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