In 1964, the Young Electric Sign Company (YESCO) proposed this gigantic atomic age “Rotating Spectacular (Three -Sided)” in Las Vegas for I.W. Harper Kentucky Bourbon.
Among YESCO’s most celebrated earlier Vegas signs were Vegas Vic (1951), Sands (1952), Mint (1955), Stardust (1958), and, most famously, the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign (1959). Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear that this towering beauty was ever erected.
About Peter Moruzzi
Author and historian Peter Moruzzi is passionate about the middle decades of the 20th century: its nightlife, classic dining, and architecture.
Born in Concord, Massachusetts and raised in Hawaii, Moruzzi graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and later attended the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. In 1999, he founded the Palm Springs Modern Committee (PS ModCom) an architectural preservation group. He is the author of "Havana Before Castro: When Cuba Was a Tropical Playground," "Palm Springs Holiday: A Vintage Tour From Palm Springs to the Salton Sea," "Classic Dining:Discovering America's Finest Mid-Century Restaurants," "Palm Springs Paradise: Vintage Photographs from America's Desert Playground," and "Greetings from Los Angeles." His latest pictorial history, "Greetings from Las Vegas" will be available in September, 2019.
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Indeed spectacular, rotating in my mind’s eye