Tag Archives: Las Vegas Nevada

Family Feud: Havana vs. Las Vegas in the 1950s. Part 1

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Before Castro’s revolution, Havana and Las Vegas were rivals for the title of “Monte Carlo of the Americas.” Cuba was exotic, tropical, wild, and close by.  Las Vegas was dry, dusty and remote.  In Cuba, the mob invested heavily in … Continue reading

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Supercool 1962 Las Vegas Dunes Concept Rendering

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I just found this incredible rendering of the Las Vegas Dunes Hotel from 1962 that shows the original concept by Chicago-based architect Milton M. Schwartz.  Compare this with the actual as-built hotel that I showed in my January 30, 2011 … Continue reading

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Surreal Las Vegas Motels. My 1988 Music Video

I shot this video late one night with my friend Jerry Stefani in 1988.  We drove down the Las Vegas Strip and Fremont Street to capture the amazing neon-lit motels  that once were ubiquitous  but now have mostly vanished.  The … Continue reading

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