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by lasvegaslynn
Sat Mar 22, 2008 11:20 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Classic Las Vegas Strip Hotel Histories
Replies: 20
Views: 7593

Do you remember the Tropicana before it was "come to the island"? When Jayne Mansfield performed in the showroom? When the Folies Bergere was the hot ticket? Well we have the history of the Tropicana in the 1950s here: http://classiclasvegas.squarespace.com/a-brief-history-of-the-strip/?cu...
by lasvegaslynn
Thu Mar 20, 2008 2:19 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Classic Las Vegas Strip Hotel Histories
Replies: 20
Views: 7593

by lasvegaslynn
Tue Mar 18, 2008 7:48 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Classic Las Vegas Strip Hotel Histories
Replies: 20
Views: 7593

We have completed the history of the Dunes and also have a short history of the Fremont Hotel as well.

Read about it here:

http://classiclasvegas.squarespace.com/ ... egas-blog/
by lasvegaslynn
Sat Mar 15, 2008 3:43 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Classic Las Vegas Strip Hotel Histories
Replies: 20
Views: 7593

Hey guys,

Did you love the Dome of the Sea? The Sultan's Table? The iconic Dunes Sign?

If so, check out our history of the Dunes in the 1960s with pics!

It's all here:

http://classiclasvegas.squarespace.com/ ... egas-blog/
by lasvegaslynn
Sun Mar 09, 2008 5:33 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Good-Bye El Morocco Motel
Replies: 5
Views: 2694

I have a very brief history of the El Morocco here:

http://classiclasvegas.squarespace.com/

It sounds like the famed Peppermill Restaurant is endangered as well from what we are hearing.
by lasvegaslynn
Tue Mar 04, 2008 5:44 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Classic Las Vegas Strip Hotel Histories
Replies: 20
Views: 7593

by lasvegaslynn
Sun Mar 02, 2008 12:54 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Picwood Bowl West Los Angeles? Any Photos?
Replies: 8
Views: 5070

Wasn't there also the Picwood Theater?
by lasvegaslynn
Sun Feb 24, 2008 2:01 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Classic Las Vegas Strip Hotel Histories
Replies: 20
Views: 7593

The rest of the Riviera Hotel history including the famed Crazy Girls:

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

Lynn in Sherman Oaks
www.classiclasvegas.squarespace.com (blog)

www.classiclasvegas.com (website)
by lasvegaslynn
Fri Feb 22, 2008 11:39 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Classic Las Vegas Strip Hotel Histories
Replies: 20
Views: 7593

We added the 1960s history of the Riviera including Shecky Greene.

It's all here:

http://classiclasvegas.squarespace.com/ ... egas-blog/
by lasvegaslynn
Thu Feb 21, 2008 1:43 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Classic Las Vegas Strip Hotel Histories
Replies: 20
Views: 7593

The Riviera Hotel

Liberace, Gus Greenbaum, the mob and more:

The 1950s history of the Riviera Hotel (with images) here:

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

Enjoy!

Lynn in Sherman Oaks
www.classiclasvegas.squarespace.com (blog)

www.classiclasvegas.com (website)
by lasvegaslynn
Wed Feb 20, 2008 4:38 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Classic Las Vegas Strip Hotel Histories
Replies: 20
Views: 7593

We have added another:

The ill-fated Royal Nevada:

http://classiclasvegas.squarespace.com/ ... egas-blog/
by lasvegaslynn
Wed Feb 13, 2008 2:11 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Swanky Classic Las Vegas ads
Replies: 0
Views: 769

Swanky Classic Las Vegas ads

We have found a number of old advertisements in old magazines and newspapers.

We have a number of them on-line for your viewing enjoyment:

http://classiclasvegas.squarespace.com/ ... egas-blog/
by lasvegaslynn
Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:05 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Lounge Pioneer Freddie Bell has died
Replies: 1
Views: 1011

Lounge Pioneer Freddie Bell has died

Freddie Bell, who along with the Mary Kaye Trio, the Treniers and Louis, Keely and Sam helped pioneer the lounge scene during the fabled 1950s in Las Vegas has passed away, http://classiclasvegas.squarespace.com/classic-las-vegas-blog/ Lynn in Sherman Oaks http://www.classiclasvegas.com (website) ht...
by lasvegaslynn
Thu Feb 07, 2008 5:36 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Las Vegas Huntridge Theater Preservation ALERTS
Replies: 15
Views: 4287

There is a large For Lease banner across the face of the marquee.

Phone number is 278-8880.


Drove by it this morning.
by lasvegaslynn
Sat Feb 02, 2008 10:10 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: WED - August 8 LAS VEGAS Atomic Age Alliance Meeting
Replies: 3
Views: 560

by lasvegaslynn
Wed Jan 30, 2008 4:49 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Classic Las Vegas Strip Hotel Histories
Replies: 20
Views: 7593

The final chapter in the history of the Sands:

http://classiclasvegas.squarespace.com/ ... entPage=19
by lasvegaslynn
Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:38 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Howard Hughes, Feb. 5th, Las Vegas, Nevada State Museum
Replies: 0
Views: 361

Howard Hughes, Feb. 5th, Las Vegas, Nevada State Museum

Hello, Next Tuesday evening, Feb. 5th, at the Nevada State Museum, the Classic Las Vegas Roadshow, in partnership with Stephens Press, the Friends of Classic Las Vegas and the State Museum, kicks off its 2008 season with the a following event: Howard Hughes: Power, Paranoia and Palace Intrigue This ...
by lasvegaslynn
Sun Jan 27, 2008 4:42 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Classic Las Vegas Strip Hotel Histories
Replies: 20
Views: 7593

The Place in the Sun: The Sands Hotel

The Sands Hotel

The Real Strip History

It's all here with photos

http://classiclasvegas.squarespace.com/ ... egas-blog/
by lasvegaslynn
Thu Jan 24, 2008 6:56 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Classic Las Vegas Strip Hotel Histories
Replies: 20
Views: 7593

The Place in the Sun:

The Legendary Sands Hotel

Here's the history:

http://classiclasvegas.squarespace.com/ ... entPage=17[url][/url]
by lasvegaslynn
Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:05 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Classic Las Vegas Strip Hotel Histories
Replies: 20
Views: 7593

Classic Las Vegas Strip Hotel Histories

Wilbur Clark, Moe Dalitz, Howard Hughes and more! We have added the history of the Desert Inn to our Brief History of the Las Vegas Strip! Read about it here: http://classiclasvegas.squarespace.com/ We have also added the early days of the Sahara history as well! Louis Prima, Don Rickles, The Beatle...
by lasvegaslynn
Sat Jan 12, 2008 12:14 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: RoadsidePictures Makes the News
Replies: 4
Views: 2458

RoadsidePictures Makes the News

Our own RoadsidePictures makes the news:

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2008/ja ... -too-late/

Congratulations, Allen!
by lasvegaslynn
Fri Jan 04, 2008 12:00 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Architecturally Speaking, what was lost in 2007 in Las Vegas
Replies: 0
Views: 1458

Architecturally Speaking, what was lost in 2007 in Las Vegas

Here's our latest entry about we lost architecturally speaking in Las Vegas, especially Downtown.

For those that love the real history of the town:

http://classiclasvegas.squarespace.com/ ... egas-blog/
by lasvegaslynn
Sun Dec 16, 2007 4:05 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: The Thunderbird History
Replies: 0
Views: 1478

The Thunderbird History

Wanted to let everyone know that I have added the history of the Thunderbird Hotel to our blog: http://classiclasvegas.squarespace.com/ Also, I have found some old video footage of Downtown and the Strip (including the front of Vegas World) that I will posting on-line as well later this week. So, ho...
by lasvegaslynn
Sun Nov 18, 2007 2:06 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Las Vegas, Wayne Newton is back! Holiday Show
Replies: 3
Views: 1160

by lasvegaslynn
Tue Nov 13, 2007 10:58 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: More Bad News from Las Vegas - The Frontier
Replies: 50
Views: 13181

For a less than celebratory take on the Frontier implosion:

http://classiclasvegas.squarespace.com/ ... egas-blog/
by lasvegaslynn
Sun Nov 11, 2007 12:13 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Classic Las Vegas historical additions to our blog
Replies: 0
Views: 1402

Classic Las Vegas historical additions to our blog

I wanted to let everyone know that we have created some new additions to the blog: Historic Resident of the Week: (each week we will highlight a long-time resident of Classic Las Vegas): http://classiclasvegas.squarespace.com/historic-resident-of-the-week/ Historic Site of the Week: (each week we wi...
by lasvegaslynn
Wed Nov 07, 2007 9:06 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: URGENT ACTION: Federated Employees of NV Building, Las Vegas
Replies: 34
Views: 23693

Given the price of land and the current destruction of homes and buildings in Downtown, it could be hard to find a piece of vacant property to move the building to. Also, the vandalism that occurs when an empty building sits there is quite high. The Whitehead house was lost to a fire in a similar si...
by lasvegaslynn
Tue Nov 06, 2007 12:48 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Robert Gerard Goulet 1933-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 797

Robert Goulet's Funeral will be on Friday in Las Vegas and is open to the public.

For more info:

http://classiclasvegas.squarespace.com/ ... egas-blog/
by lasvegaslynn
Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:04 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Las Vegas and WW II, LV Springs Preserve, Thurs. Nov 1
Replies: 0
Views: 426

Las Vegas and WW II, LV Springs Preserve, Thurs. Nov 1

Untold Stories at the Las Vegas Preserve presents: The Greatest Generation, Las Vegas and World War II When the majority of us think of World War II we rarely think of Las Vegas. Yet, it was here that Basic Magnesium supplied the valuable mineral to the War effort and the Las Vegas Gunnery School tr...

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