Earlier Las Vegas Casinos …

Submitted by MyFunCloset May 13th, 2010
Certifikitsch Winner

Just a few of these casinos are still standing and the other had makeovers. A “Japan” mark on the back puts this in about the ’50s I think. My first experience with LV was in 1978 when all the slots had a pull handle. We honeymooned at Circus-Circus, zebra strip bedspead and all.

3 Responses to “Earlier Las Vegas Casinos …”

  1. Allee Willis

    This is Las Vegas as I loved it most. I’m usually very upset when the wrecking ball hits such classic architecture but the supremely kitschy structures that have replaced them fill me with the same glee. If I had my druthers they would’ve left the original hotels and carved out another main drag a block over and built all the current cheese there. One way or another, I’d be very happy eating off his plate.

  2. denny

    Such a wonderful plate. I would have given anything to be part of Vegas in the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and even 70’s but now, I visited it once and it made me nutty, not in a good way. I would have snatched this plate up immediately! Fab post!

  3. MyFunCloset

    Thanks. I also wish I could have witnessed the very early LV days when it was developing. What a contrast of the conservative 50s and the extremes of LV.