Classic Las Vegas Strip Hotel Histories

TRAVEL TIPS, road trip journey queries, motels, coffee shops, drive-ins, bowling alleys, dinner houses, gas stations, giant objects, signs, theme parks, Disneyland, and roadside sites to see along the way

Moderators: I_LUV_POWER!!!!, Joe, Adriene, moderns-r-us, Tony, Futura Girl, sean, nichols, Java

lasvegaslynn
Lotta Living Hostess
Lotta Living Hostess
Posts: 459
Joined: Tue Mar 30, 2004 6:24 pm
Location: Sherman Oaks and fabulous Las Vegas

Classic Las Vegas Strip Hotel Histories

Postby lasvegaslynn » Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:05 am

Lynn in Sherman Oaks

www.classiclasvegas.squarespace.com (blog)

www.classiclasvegas.com (website)

lasvegaslynn
Lotta Living Hostess
Lotta Living Hostess
Posts: 459
Joined: Tue Mar 30, 2004 6:24 pm
Location: Sherman Oaks and fabulous Las Vegas

Postby lasvegaslynn » Thu Jan 24, 2008 6:56 pm

The Place in the Sun:

The Legendary Sands Hotel

Here's the history:

http://classiclasvegas.squarespace.com/ ... entPage=17[url][/url]

lasvegaslynn
Lotta Living Hostess
Lotta Living Hostess
Posts: 459
Joined: Tue Mar 30, 2004 6:24 pm
Location: Sherman Oaks and fabulous Las Vegas

The Place in the Sun: The Sands Hotel

Postby lasvegaslynn » Sun Jan 27, 2008 4:42 pm

The Sands Hotel

The Real Strip History

It's all here with photos

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

lasvegaslynn
Lotta Living Hostess
Lotta Living Hostess
Posts: 459
Joined: Tue Mar 30, 2004 6:24 pm
Location: Sherman Oaks and fabulous Las Vegas

Postby lasvegaslynn » Wed Jan 30, 2008 4:49 pm

The final chapter in the history of the Sands:

http://classiclasvegas.squarespace.com/ ... entPage=19

lasvegaslynn
Lotta Living Hostess
Lotta Living Hostess
Posts: 459
Joined: Tue Mar 30, 2004 6:24 pm
Location: Sherman Oaks and fabulous Las Vegas

Postby lasvegaslynn » Wed Feb 20, 2008 4:38 pm

We have added another:

The ill-fated Royal Nevada:

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

User avatar
Futura Girl
Lotta Living Hostess
Lotta Living Hostess
Posts: 4161
Joined: Wed Aug 14, 2002 11:54 pm
Location: Las VEGAS babay!
Contact:

Postby Futura Girl » Wed Feb 20, 2008 11:29 pm

oh excellent... royal nevada stuff!!!

lasvegaslynn
Lotta Living Hostess
Lotta Living Hostess
Posts: 459
Joined: Tue Mar 30, 2004 6:24 pm
Location: Sherman Oaks and fabulous Las Vegas

The Riviera Hotel

Postby lasvegaslynn » Thu Feb 21, 2008 1:43 pm

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)

lasvegaslynn
Lotta Living Hostess
Lotta Living Hostess
Posts: 459
Joined: Tue Mar 30, 2004 6:24 pm
Location: Sherman Oaks and fabulous Las Vegas

Postby lasvegaslynn » Fri Feb 22, 2008 11:39 am

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

It's all here:

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

lasvegaslynn
Lotta Living Hostess
Lotta Living Hostess
Posts: 459
Joined: Tue Mar 30, 2004 6:24 pm
Location: Sherman Oaks and fabulous Las Vegas

Postby lasvegaslynn » Sun Feb 24, 2008 2:01 am

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)

lasvegaslynn
Lotta Living Hostess
Lotta Living Hostess
Posts: 459
Joined: Tue Mar 30, 2004 6:24 pm
Location: Sherman Oaks and fabulous Las Vegas

Postby lasvegaslynn » Tue Mar 04, 2008 5:44 pm


lasvegaslynn
Lotta Living Hostess
Lotta Living Hostess
Posts: 459
Joined: Tue Mar 30, 2004 6:24 pm
Location: Sherman Oaks and fabulous Las Vegas

Postby lasvegaslynn » Sat Mar 15, 2008 3:43 pm

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/

lasvegaslynn
Lotta Living Hostess
Lotta Living Hostess
Posts: 459
Joined: Tue Mar 30, 2004 6:24 pm
Location: Sherman Oaks and fabulous Las Vegas

Postby lasvegaslynn » Tue Mar 18, 2008 7:48 am

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/

lasvegaslynn
Lotta Living Hostess
Lotta Living Hostess
Posts: 459
Joined: Tue Mar 30, 2004 6:24 pm
Location: Sherman Oaks and fabulous Las Vegas

Postby lasvegaslynn » Thu Mar 20, 2008 2:19 pm


lasvegaslynn
Lotta Living Hostess
Lotta Living Hostess
Posts: 459
Joined: Tue Mar 30, 2004 6:24 pm
Location: Sherman Oaks and fabulous Las Vegas

Postby lasvegaslynn » Sat Mar 22, 2008 11:20 pm


lasvegaslynn
Lotta Living Hostess
Lotta Living Hostess
Posts: 459
Joined: Tue Mar 30, 2004 6:24 pm
Location: Sherman Oaks and fabulous Las Vegas

Postby lasvegaslynn » Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:07 pm

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/

User avatar
sky
Space Cadet (over 2001 posts)
Posts: 2224
Joined: Fri Oct 29, 2004 3:36 pm
Location: The Bachelor Pad and Ladies Lounge
Contact:

Postby sky » Wed Mar 26, 2008 2:18 pm


lasvegaslynn
Lotta Living Hostess
Lotta Living Hostess
Posts: 459
Joined: Tue Mar 30, 2004 6:24 pm
Location: Sherman Oaks and fabulous Las Vegas

Postby lasvegaslynn » Fri Mar 28, 2008 7:58 am

Sorry for the double posting, got an error message when I hit the submit button.
Last edited by lasvegaslynn on Fri Mar 28, 2008 7:59 am, edited 1 time in total.

lasvegaslynn
Lotta Living Hostess
Lotta Living Hostess
Posts: 459
Joined: Tue Mar 30, 2004 6:24 pm
Location: Sherman Oaks and fabulous Las Vegas

Postby lasvegaslynn » Fri Mar 28, 2008 7:58 am

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/ ... egas-blog/

With more to follow this weekend!

lasvegaslynn
Lotta Living Hostess
Lotta Living Hostess
Posts: 459
Joined: Tue Mar 30, 2004 6:24 pm
Location: Sherman Oaks and fabulous Las Vegas

The Stardust Hotel History

Postby lasvegaslynn » Mon Mar 31, 2008 3:39 pm

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/ ... egas-blog/

lasvegaslynn
Lotta Living Hostess
Lotta Living Hostess
Posts: 459
Joined: Tue Mar 30, 2004 6:24 pm
Location: Sherman Oaks and fabulous Las Vegas

Postby lasvegaslynn » Tue Apr 08, 2008 3:33 pm

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

lasvegaslynn
Lotta Living Hostess
Lotta Living Hostess
Posts: 459
Joined: Tue Mar 30, 2004 6:24 pm
Location: Sherman Oaks and fabulous Las Vegas

Postby lasvegaslynn » Fri Apr 11, 2008 4:18 pm

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


Return to “Roadside Rambling”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests