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by lasvegaslynn
Fri Oct 26, 2007 1:34 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Dr Lonnie Hammagren's Open House, Sun. Oct. 28, Las Vegas
Replies: 5
Views: 1639

FG,

I'd be glad to have them on my table!
by lasvegaslynn
Fri Oct 26, 2007 11:44 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Dr Lonnie Hammagren's Open House, Sun. Oct. 28, Las Vegas
Replies: 5
Views: 1639

Dr Lonnie Hammagren's Open House, Sun. Oct. 28, Las Vegas

Dr. Lonnie Hammargren once again opens his home for tours of massive collection of memorabilia. Here's your chance to get a look at entire collection. 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Dr. Lonnie opens up his home to celebrate Nevada Day and offers tours of his home and his massive collection of Nevada History. To...
by lasvegaslynn
Fri Oct 19, 2007 10:27 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Entertainers of Classic Las Vegas, Wed. Oct. 24, Las Vegas
Replies: 0
Views: 283

Entertainers of Classic Las Vegas, Wed. Oct. 24, Las Vegas

The Friends of Classic Las Vegas are proud to announce our upcoming event: Entertainers of Classic Las Vegas Wednesday, Oct. 24th Nevada State Museum 700 Twin Lakes Drive Lorenzi Park Admission $3.00 (Museum members no charge) Reception is at 6:00 pm Roundtable is at 7:00 Join the man of a 1,000 voi...
by lasvegaslynn
Fri Oct 19, 2007 10:25 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Women of Southern Nevada Aviation, Las Vegas, Sat. Oct. 20
Replies: 0
Views: 330

Women of Southern Nevada Aviation, Las Vegas, Sat. Oct. 20

Saturday, Oct. 20th The Pioneering Women of Southern Nevada Aviation In Memory of Aviatrix, Florence Murphy Women in Southern Nevada were at the forefront of aviation in those early days. Florence Murphy learned to fly and fell in love with airplanes. She and her husband, Red opened Sky Haven Airpor...
by lasvegaslynn
Thu Oct 18, 2007 11:48 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Rat Packer Joey Bishop has died
Replies: 1
Views: 445

Rat Packer Joey Bishop has died

Along with his pals, Frank, Dean, Sammy and Peter Lawford, Joey Bishop helped usher in the age of cool in Las Vegas. Their Summit performances at the Sands Hotel during the making of the original Ocean's 11 are the stories that myths are made of. Bishop had outlived his buddies but passed away last ...
by lasvegaslynn
Sun Oct 07, 2007 10:06 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: History of the Flamingo Hotel, Pt. 1 the Wilkerson-Siegel Y
Replies: 5
Views: 2807

by lasvegaslynn
Thu Oct 04, 2007 10:11 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Las Vegas Huntridge Theater Preservation ALERTS
Replies: 15
Views: 3981

Las Vegas Huntridge Theater Preservation ALERTS

Cima Mattress, which occupied the old Huntridge Station Post Office next door the venerable Huntridge Theater has gone completely out of business. No signage, no wares, just an empty building. The owner also owns the Huntridge Theater but wants to sell it for too a high a price. He is on record as n...
by lasvegaslynn
Tue Oct 02, 2007 6:32 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Untold Stories: Building Boulder Dam, Las Vegas, Oct. 4th,
Replies: 0
Views: 290

Untold Stories: Building Boulder Dam, Las Vegas, Oct. 4th,

Our second event at the Las Vegas Springs Preserve is this Thursday, Oct. 4th. We hope you will join us: In 1931, work began on the engineering marvel of its day, Boulder Dam. Engineers had never built a dam of this size. Skeptics said it would never work. But in the depths of the Depression, the po...
by lasvegaslynn
Sun Sep 23, 2007 7:13 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: History of the Flamingo Hotel, Pt. 1 the Wilkerson-Siegel Y
Replies: 5
Views: 2807

History of the Flamingo Hotel, Pt. 1 the Wilkerson-Siegel Y

Hey guys, We have completed Part One of our Brief History of the Flamingo Hotel. Read about it here: http://classiclasvegas.squarespace.com/display/ShowJournal?moduleId=1093544&currentPage=6 We will be following up with Part 2: The Fabulous Flamingo in the 1950s and 1960s Check it out!!! Lynn in...
by lasvegaslynn
Fri Sep 21, 2007 9:49 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Friends of Classic LV Monthly Meeting, Oct. 7th, Las Vegas
Replies: 0
Views: 288

Friends of Classic LV Monthly Meeting, Oct. 7th, Las Vegas

The Friends of Classic Las Vegas will be having their monthly meeting on Sunday, Oct. 7th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at Dr. Lonnie Hammergren's House Dr. Lonnie will conduct a short tour following the meeting. Hope to see you there. In the meantime, I am pleased to announce that The Friends of Classic Las...
by lasvegaslynn
Tue Sep 04, 2007 3:23 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Las Vegas 9/6 Springs Preserve Untold Stories
Replies: 0
Views: 328

Las Vegas 9/6 Springs Preserve Untold Stories

If you are going to be in Las Vegas don't miss this opportunity to hear what the early days of the town were like by some of the folks who were there: The Las Vegas Springs Preserve presents: Untold Stories This monthly series helps explore our history and helps us understand the sacrifices and cour...
by lasvegaslynn
Wed Aug 22, 2007 10:47 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: More Bad News from Las Vegas - The Frontier
Replies: 50
Views: 12411

The Frontier has a date with the wrecking ball:

November 13th
by lasvegaslynn
Tue Aug 07, 2007 11:51 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Home Movie Day, Las Vegas Style
Replies: 0
Views: 316

Home Movie Day, Las Vegas Style

The Nevada State Museum and the Friends of Classic Las Vegas are pleased to be a part of Home Movie Day again this year. Endorsed by John Waters and Martin Scorsese, who knows what visual treasures of our past are lurking out there. If you have home movies on 8mm, Super 8mm, 16mm or DVD we encourage...
by lasvegaslynn
Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:00 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: LA Times preservation article
Replies: 13
Views: 3139

by lasvegaslynn
Sat Jul 28, 2007 10:11 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Felix Chevrolet
Replies: 43
Views: 9580

While it may be theoretically possible for a future property owner to rebuild on the site, the legal, financial and other impediments that can be used to prevent such rebuilding almost guarantee its failure. Happens every day. Wish it didn't, but designated buildings are demolished all the time. Th...
by lasvegaslynn
Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:45 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Early Days of Las Vegas Television, Las Vegas, NV July 25th
Replies: 0
Views: 274

Early Days of Las Vegas Television, Las Vegas, NV July 25th

The Nevada State Museum and Friends of Classic Las Vegas are hosting another edition of the Classic Las Vegas Roadshow: Every day we turn on our television and sit back and watch the various channels. But it wasn't always that way. Television came to Las Vegas in 1953 and it was definitely a more in...
by lasvegaslynn
Tue Jul 17, 2007 6:50 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Las Vegas National Golf Course/Paradise Palms Meeting July18
Replies: 2
Views: 447

KLAS-Channel 8 reported on their 6:00 pm broadcast about this and the reporter said that the sale is in escrow. The reporter also said there are no known plans - at this time - to redevelop the Golf Course. The neighbor interviewed wasn't happy about the sale. This being Vegas just because there are...
by lasvegaslynn
Sun Jul 15, 2007 11:52 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: More Bad News from Las Vegas - The Frontier
Replies: 50
Views: 12411

by lasvegaslynn
Sat Jun 30, 2007 11:01 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Satelliite Shopland in Anaheim
Replies: 7
Views: 2691

What is it with planning commisions these days that want everything to be as dull as a graveyard? >> What I don't understand is why must every vacation spot (and small city and small town in between) look just like where I live? With all the same restaurants, the same stores and the same architectur...
by lasvegaslynn
Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:11 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Horseshoe/Binions Sold!
Replies: 1
Views: 1860

Horseshoe/Binions Sold!

It's true, the famous property that was once the Horseshoe and has since become Binions has been sold yet again. For details on the sale of Binions (yes, you read that right) and the history of the property go here: http://classiclasvegas.squarespace.com/classic-las-vegas-blog/ The Atomic Age Allian...
by lasvegaslynn
Sat Jun 23, 2007 11:39 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Fremont Street East ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1319

The Neon Museum's building is still a long ways from being ready to open to the public. They are still raising funds to put the La Concha back together and they still have a great deal of work to do to turn the site into a museum. Almost all of the signage that belongs to the Neon Museum needs to be...
by lasvegaslynn
Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:52 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Fremont Street East ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1319

FG, We, too, are heartbroken over the loss of the destruction of the terrazo in front of the old Clovers Jewelers store. Hopefully more buildings won't be the lost in the completion of the Entertainment District. However, they are putting up new neon signs and will be trying hard to promote the area...
by lasvegaslynn
Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:36 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Fremont Street East ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1319

We are hearing rumblings that the Fremont East Entertainment District (which has a googie-esque Vegas sign up as well as other neon pole signs and plaques with a historic timeline embedded in the pavement, will be having a grand opening party the weekend of June 30th.

We'll keep you posted!
by lasvegaslynn
Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:29 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: STARDUST HOTEL & CASINO R. I. P.
Replies: 29
Views: 8306

Goodbye Stardust, Hello Echelon Resort

Boyd Gaming held a groundbreaking ceremony earlier today for the new Echelon Resort. Read about the new resort and the five boutique luxury hotels that will built in the next three years on the former Stardust location: http://classiclasvegas.squarespace.com/classic-las-vegas-blog/ Lynn in Sherman O...
by lasvegaslynn
Sun Jun 17, 2007 9:14 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Brief History of the Las Vegas Strip
Replies: 2
Views: 1702

FG,

There's a link to the AAA under Historical Preservation Groups and a link to LL and Mondo-Vegas both under Links to other Noteworthy Sites! The links have been there for awile now!
by lasvegaslynn
Sat Jun 16, 2007 11:10 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Brief History of the Las Vegas Strip
Replies: 2
Views: 1702

Brief History of the Las Vegas Strip

For all of you who have enjoyed our DVD "T he Story of Classic Las Vegas " or our blog with the Brief History of Fremont Street , Classic Las Vegas is proud to announce that we have begun blogging on A Brief History of the Las Vegas Strip (complete with photographs and architectural and ne...
by lasvegaslynn
Thu Jun 14, 2007 1:04 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: More Bad News from Las Vegas - The Frontier
Replies: 50
Views: 12411

The Frontier is slated to close on July 15th.

http://classiclasvegas.squarespace.com/
by lasvegaslynn
Sun Jun 03, 2007 1:00 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Cullotta! Las Vegas, NV Wednesday, June 6th
Replies: 0
Views: 288

Cullotta! Las Vegas, NV Wednesday, June 6th

On Wednesday, June 6th there will be a Book Signing and Panel Discussion on the Casino -era Las Vegas and Frank Cullotta, the member of Tony "the Ant" Spilotro's Hole in the Wall gang who turned informant. Read about it here: http://classiclasvegas.squarespace.com/upcoming-events/ Hope to ...
by lasvegaslynn
Tue May 15, 2007 10:30 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: More Bad News from Las Vegas - The Frontier
Replies: 50
Views: 12411

The Frontier Reportedly Sold

Channel 8 news, KLAS-TV, is reporting tonight the Frontier Hotel has been sold to an Israeli businessman for an outlandish sum of money. The businessman is reportedly going to spend up to 3 billion dollars to build a resort modeled after his one of his properties in NYC, The Plaza. A Frontier employ...

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