What happens at the Dunes stays at the Dunes

Douglas Wood
Submitted by Douglas Wood November 26th, 2010
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Apparently, the pool-side beverage service at the Dunes just isn’t up to snuff, otherwise why would this poor zaftig woman have to fend for herself by drinking out of the seahorse fountain?

This Dunes brochure (which looks like it’s from the early 60’s) captures the essence of Vegas during its prime. According to the tariff sheet, a suite with a connecting living room cost $35.00 to $50.00. And thankfully, there is “television and radio in all rooms.”

Love the seahorse motif at the pool.

Here’s “the world’s friendliest casino.” Not sure what’s happening on the ceiling but it sure looks modern!

3 Responses to “What happens at the Dunes stays at the Dunes”

  1. Allee Willis

    Allee Willis

    Every single thing about this brochure is sensational. if it were possible to take a pill and travel back there right now I would be popping one faster than it would take me to finish this sentence.

    The zaftig babe sucking on the water on the cover is just too perfect. I can’t even imagine an art director thinking, ‘oh, this is the way to sell this place’. How she even stayed that pose long enough to take the photo is beyond me. The Seahorse fountain is killing me.

    The Dunes itself was a staggering piece of architecture.

    The shape of the pool is insane. What’s it supposed to be? But I can’t argue with anything that features those seahorse fountains.

    What’s going on on the ceiling of the casino is also killing me. I wonder if it was acoustic baffling? Would kill to see what the lighting actually was in that room.

    Time travel pill please.

  2. k2dtw

    k2dtw

    Great vintage Las Vegas brochure.
    I’m still thinking about “zafting?”…had to google

    Zaftig |ˈzäftig; -tik| (also zoftig)
    adjective informal (of a woman) having a full, rounded figure; plump.
    ORIGIN 1930s: Yiddish, from German saftig ‘juicy.’

    http://www.zaftigs.com/ …What a great name for a deli…lol..