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Las Vegas nightlife in 1955. Photo: Loomis Dean for Life Magazine. 🇺🇸 🎲♠♥♦♣🃏 #nightlife #usa #lasvegas #desert #nevada #gambling #west #americancity #vegasstrip #euaantiga #jogatina #oeste #deserto #lasvvv #casino #vintagelasvegas #cassino
This week's #treatsinthelibrary post features a towering cake creation that was the centerpiece for the Douguet birthday party at the Dunes Hotel-Casino in May 1966. The chef in the photo certainly outdid himself, perhaps on the orders of the intimidating fellow standing next to him, but maybe he was just there to stand guard over those delicious trays of pastries that surround the cake. We'd happily take a few of those petit fours with our morning coffee, but the jury is out on what appear to be giant silver bowls of melon balls. This photo from the Dunes Hotel Photo Collection (PH: 0281-0096) is one of many that document its illustrious culinary history which included legendary restaurants such as the Dome of the Sea and Sultan's Table. #librariesofinstagram #iglibraries #specialcollections #specialcollectionsarchives #duneshotel #culinaryhistory #tieredcake #dessert #lasvegascuisine #chefslasvegas #duneshotelrestaurants #buffet #pastrychef #pastryart #lasvegashistory #retrovegas #classicvegas #classiclasvegas #vintagelasvegas #vintagefood #dunes
Bah !!! Driving all over Vegas trying to find this but it all seems to be gone ! #vintagelasVegas #vegas #lasvegas #oldlasvegas #sandscasino #sandshotel #franksinatra #ratpack #joeybishop
Throwing it back to this awesome car that I saw while thrifting in Vegas. ✨👌🏼✨ . . . #classiccars #vintagecar #fifties #1950s #50s #60s #sixties #1960s #lasvegas #vintagevegas #vintagelasvegas #vegas
For a nifty #typetuesday we thought we'd showcase a different form of "type" in this gaggle of colorful neon signage that decorated the Las Vegas Club Hotel-Casino, circa 1975. The variety of fonts and colors is pretty astounding, and if you've ever wondered why Fremont Street is called "Glitter Gulch" this might give you a clue. Located on the northeast corner of Fremont and Main, it once featured the tallest neon sign in Las Vegas. Although this stalwart Fremont Street property closed in August 2015, the Las Vegas Club leaves behind a rich legacy and a legion of memories for its former customers. From our William V. Wright Photo Collection (PH: 0094-0004). #librariesofinstagram #specialcollections #retrovegas #specialcollectionsarchives #classiclasvegas #vintagevegas #vintagelasvegas #vegashistory #lasvegashistory #retrolasvegas #neon #neonsigns #lasvegasneon #neonlasvegas #lasvegasclub #neonatnight #neonatnight✨ #retrovegas #classicvegas
Well it's the tail end of #nationalcheeseburgerday and we're starving. At the prices on this circa 1957 menu from the Blue Onion Drive-In, we could afford to buy more than one cheeseburger 🍔 🍔AND a basket of fries! 🍟This quirky onion-shaped menu (check out the cover!) is only one of hundreds from our Las Vegas Menu Collection. We hope it takes you back to the days when teenagers cruised Fremont Street and circled the driveway in front of the Union Pacific Train Depot (now the Plaza Hotel-Casino). For more Vegas menus check out our digital collection Menus: The Art of Dining at http://digital.library.unlv.edu/collections/menus. #librariesofinstagram #specialcollections #vintagevegas #vintagelasvegas #classicvegas #classiclasvegas #retrovegas #oldmenus #lasvegasmenu #blueonionburger #driveins #vegasdrivein #historicdriveins #historicvegas #driveinmenu
Heavenly neon lights and old vintage cars!✨💫 #vintagelasvegas #oldschoolvegas #neonlights #themintlasvegas #neonsignage
Vintage #akuakulasvegas #maoi cup with lid $50 plus shipping The Aku Aku was a Polynesian restaurant inside the Stardust casino, at the north end of the Las Vegas strip. The restaurant opened in 1960, and closed in 1980 . . . #tiki #vintagelasvegas #vintagetiki #vintagetikimug #stardustcasino #tikicollection #tikicocktail #instagramshop #shoponinstagram #vintagesale #tikibar
We're breezing to the end of our weekend with these gorgeous blue feather ostrich fans held by some lovely Copa Girls, circa 1950s. From our Sands Hotel Photo Collection (PH:0287-0541). One of the most popular attractions in the famed Copa Room of the Sands Hotel-Casino, the Copa Girls appeared behind headliners such as Frank Sinatra, Johnny Mathis, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole and many others. Unlike other Strip properties which eventually added topless showgirls to their stages after the late 1950s, Sands Hotel impresario Jack Entratter refused to buckle and the Copa Girls were always attired in glamorous yet modest costumes that only revealed a hint of cleavage. For more images of the fabulous Copa Girls check out our showgirls digital collection at: https://goo.gl/7NpwCH. #specialcollections #librariesofinstagram #specialcollectionsarchives #vintagevegas #vintagelasvegas #classiclasvegas #classicvegas #vegasshowgirls #copagirls #feathers #featherfansdance #featherfans #retrovegas #fiftiesstyle #50svegas #retrolasvegas #coparoom #sandshotel #sandshotelandcasino #vegasshowgirl