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by lasvegaslynn
Sun Sep 03, 2006 9:49 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Boulder City Pictures
Replies: 13
Views: 5123

Roadside,

When you went for the haircut, did you stop by Milo's?

That Propane Arrow sign has been on Boulder Highway for as long as I can remember.
by lasvegaslynn
Thu Aug 10, 2006 11:05 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Drive-in movies make a comeback
Replies: 8
Views: 2176

I went there and also to the one in Barstow.>> I'm curious about the one in Barstow if it's the one on old Highway 58 as I pass it on every trip to Vegas. There is never any mention of the movies on the marque. However, on Friday and Saturday nights, the folks begin lining up early to get into the d...
by lasvegaslynn
Thu Aug 10, 2006 11:02 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Drive-in movies make a comeback
Replies: 8
Views: 2176

While Drive In theatres may be hard to find, some water parks and public pools are now hosting "Dive In Theatre" where you can sit in an inner tube or poolside and watch a movie on a big screen. If anyone ever wanted to revive the Rock-a-Hula water park on I-15 on the way to Vegas this mig...
by lasvegaslynn
Tue Aug 08, 2006 3:36 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Home Movie Day, Las Vegas Style Saturday, Aug. 12th
Replies: 0
Views: 650

Home Movie Day, Las Vegas Style Saturday, Aug. 12th

We are proud to announce that Las Vegas is participating in Home Movie Day this year. Join us as we look back at the Las Vegas of our childhoods, the Las Vegas of our collective memory, of people and places no longer with us. Of Helldorado and Easter Sundays. of the Strip when it was filled with Hot...
by lasvegaslynn
Sun Aug 06, 2006 9:56 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Columbia Square
Replies: 35
Views: 15449

“This development foresees maintaining the studio portion of the property and developing around it,â€￾ he says.>>

Anybody feeling lucky?
by lasvegaslynn
Thu Aug 03, 2006 3:15 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Downtown Las Vegas Pictures...
Replies: 151
Views: 65810

I thought that Barber Shop looked for familar. It's the one in the Ron Rudin building!

There's great little pockets of stuff like that in Charleston Heights. The Fellini's up the street on W. Charleston was originally a Shakey's Pizza Parlor. fyi.
by lasvegaslynn
Thu Aug 03, 2006 2:12 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Downtown Las Vegas Pictures...
Replies: 151
Views: 65810

Allen, Where is the West Hill Barber Shop? It looks very familar. Also, next time you are around Charleston and Decatur, perhaps you could grab a shot of the BofA bank building. It used to be a Valley Bank. It was built in the late 1960s or very early 1970s. Also, the original Macayo Vegas is across...
by lasvegaslynn
Thu Aug 03, 2006 8:14 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Columbia Square
Replies: 35
Views: 15449

LA Observed talks about Columbia Square today. The staffers will be relocating this coming Spring to new digs at CBS Studios on Radford. In the meantime Irwin Molasky and Partners (of Las Vegas , they built Sunrise Hospital, the Boulevard Mall and most of late 1950s -1960s mid Century Las Vegas) hav...
by lasvegaslynn
Wed Aug 02, 2006 9:40 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Downtown Las Vegas Pictures...
Replies: 151
Views: 65810

I remember it being a Philly Sandwich place before it became the Schlotzky's. Prior to the Philly place it was a mom and pop owned Sandwich stand. I vaguely remember the mom and pop who ran it. It may have been a forerunner to Poppa Gar's as I remember associating that name with the sandwich stand w...
by lasvegaslynn
Wed Aug 02, 2006 8:53 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Downtown Las Vegas Pictures...
Replies: 151
Views: 65810

Allen,

Is that the Shlotsky's on West Charleston?
by lasvegaslynn
Wed Jul 19, 2006 9:03 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Googie signage
Replies: 11
Views: 4454

[quote="Kimba"]Thank you! Oh, I loved the Roulette Motel! HA! I'd never seen the angel sign before! What is that one advertising?<< Kimba, That is the lovely Blue Angel hotel down on East Fremont. She was designed by Betty Willis, who also designed the Fabulous Las Vegas Sign, the Moulin R...
by lasvegaslynn
Mon Jul 17, 2006 11:37 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Classic Las Vegas Blog and Updated Website
Replies: 1
Views: 1542

Classic Las Vegas Blog and Updated Website

I wanted to let everyone know that the Classic Las Vegas website has been updated and that we have added a blog to it as well. In the weekly blog we will talk about myth, memory and Las Vegas in the 20th Century. Keep you updated on preservation issues, tackle many of the myths vs the facts about th...
by lasvegaslynn
Mon Jul 17, 2006 11:32 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Cruising Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV July 26th
Replies: 0
Views: 551

Cruising Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV July 26th

Before the canopy and the Fremont Street Experience in Downtown Las Vegas, generations of teenagers cruised up and down Fremont Street on Friday and Saturday nights. To learn how this classic teenage ritual got started and how it changed over the years join us for another evening of Living History! ...
by lasvegaslynn
Wed Jul 12, 2006 3:05 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Is anyone familiar with architect Adrian Wilson?
Replies: 43
Views: 15424

The Original Las Vegas Convention Center hosted the first World Space Congress, President Kennedy spoke in the Rotunda about a month before going to Dallas in Nov. '63, the Beatles performed in the Rotunda (the only time they played Las Vegas) in 1964, it was home to many professional fights includi...
by lasvegaslynn
Sat Jul 08, 2006 11:47 am
Forum: FAVORITE BUILDINGS (and signs)
Topic: Landmark Hotel and Casino tower, Las Vegas, NV
Replies: 5
Views: 3471

Wanted to chime in (I mean no disrespect) with some addendums: Built by Howard Hughes, the Landmark Tower opened on July 4, 1969, >> Howard Hughes did not build the Landmark. The building was constructed in the in1960 and because of problems with the owners ability to get approval for a gaming licen...
by lasvegaslynn
Thu Jul 06, 2006 3:49 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Top Twenty + Mid Century Modern bldgs in Las Vegas
Replies: 36
Views: 11194

by lasvegaslynn
Thu Jul 06, 2006 9:18 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Top Twenty + Mid Century Modern bldgs in Las Vegas
Replies: 36
Views: 11194

but the mint wave is that still there?!? how did i miss that conversation? >> Yes, the wave of the Mint sign is still there. The pylon with the star is missing but the rest of the sign is there behind the Binion's facade. Re the Horseshoe/Apache: The original stain glass windows of the Hotel Apache ...
by lasvegaslynn
Wed Jul 05, 2006 10:03 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Highway 99, 80 and Reno
Replies: 8
Views: 2529

Highway 99, 80 and Reno

Just got back from a short trip to Reno for the wedding of a friend. Drove up Interstate 5 to the 99. Lots of great old neon signage and still some buildings in tact from the days before the mallification of America. A few signs along Highway 80. Still some wonderful signage in Reno from the 50s and...
by lasvegaslynn
Wed Jul 05, 2006 9:58 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Top Twenty + Mid Century Modern bldgs in Las Vegas
Replies: 36
Views: 11194

don't know if the horseshoe would qualify as architecture? tell me if i'm mistaken... to me it is more about the unique signage facade.... and we need 'pure' buildings which are readily regocnizeable by non-architectural fans (unlike ourselves) as something cool and worth saving. and although the he...
by lasvegaslynn
Wed Jul 05, 2006 9:51 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Famous Sands PHOTOGRAPH
Replies: 23
Views: 7820

On trying to find the exact location, check to be sure that Las Vegas Blvd wasn't widened between the time the Sands ceased to be and the Venetian became a reality. As for the different colors on the marquee, it had more to do with billing than racism at the time. Sammy was third because Frank and D...
by lasvegaslynn
Fri Jun 30, 2006 7:58 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: mcm concentration
Replies: 87
Views: 37072

by lasvegaslynn
Fri Jun 30, 2006 7:56 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: The V & A Modernism Show
Replies: 4
Views: 1629

I've always been obsessed with expressionist architecture, so seeing Taut's Werkbund Glashaus, previously unknown to me other than through black and white images, lit up in model form left me with one less thing to do before I die. I was planning to build the damn thing here in Highland Park. >> If ...
by lasvegaslynn
Tue Jun 27, 2006 8:26 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Say Goodbye to the Kona Kai...
Replies: 6
Views: 2526

And don't forget about the ultimate mix use, MGM-Mirage's $7 billion dollar baby, CityProject which I understand has broken ground and work has officially started. All around Las Vegas and in Clark County, buildings are being torn down to make way for condo and mix use projects that will never get b...
by lasvegaslynn
Sun Jun 25, 2006 9:42 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Say Goodbye to the Kona Kai...
Replies: 6
Views: 2526

And replacing the Klondike, condos and mixed use. Welcome to "fabulous" Las Vegas.
by lasvegaslynn
Mon Jun 19, 2006 8:28 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Hollywood Palladium
Replies: 49
Views: 14529

Hollywood Palladium

LA Observed has the link to the LA Business Journal re: the Pallidium being up for sale and more valuable as a mix used condo development than a cultural icon. You have to log in to the LA Business Journal to be able to read the article. Hopefully someone out there is an on-line reader of the paper ...
by lasvegaslynn
Mon Jun 05, 2006 3:44 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Reno
Replies: 1
Views: 1416

Reno

Heading to Reno at the end of the month (because my life revolves around the Silver State it seems) for a wedding. Does anyone have any suggestions of neon or sites that must be seen? Have been to Virginia City. Any good roadside signs or attractions?
by lasvegaslynn
Sun Jun 04, 2006 3:46 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: The Story of Classic Las Vegas DVD now on Sale!
Replies: 0
Views: 969

The Story of Classic Las Vegas DVD now on Sale!

Wanted to let everyone know that "The Story of Classic Las Vegas: The Work in Progress", is available for sale on our website now: http://www.classiclasvegas.com/coolstuff/coolstuff.htm This DVD is approximately 52 minutes long and is a first person narrative about 20th Century Las Vegas a...
by lasvegaslynn
Thu Jun 01, 2006 5:24 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Pixar's "Cars"
Replies: 9
Views: 2808

Brother Sky,

In the LAT ad, the background was a combo of Monument Valley and Vasquez Rocks.

It looks like another winner from Pixar.
by lasvegaslynn
Thu Jun 01, 2006 8:31 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Pixar's "Cars"
Replies: 9
Views: 2808

There was a full color pullout ad in last Sunday's LAT. The production design looks fabulous. Flo's V-8 Cafe might be my favorite. At least from the glossy ad. The V-8 Cafe sign reminded me of the Tod's Motor Inn sign. And you add Route 66!!!! Just wish it would open at the Arclight but since it's D...

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