It’s that time of year again! I’m off to Las Vegas for a fun weekend celebrating German Karneval (Mardi Gras). I cannot wait to get out of Toronto because right now it’s so cold all my windows and patio doors are frozen shut! That is too cold way too cold. Bring on the sunshine and pools (even though many of the pools are closed during this time of the year as it’s offseason. Not my hotel though!).
For today’s post, I put together a roundup of ‘Vintage Vegas’ images to help put me in a sunny mood for a visit to one of my favourite cities.
Lets throw a quarter into the machine and begin the fun!
TWA 1956 Travel Advertisement.
Alaska Motel, Las Vegas 1949.
The Sal Sagev Hotel (now the Golden Gate Hotel) on Fremont Street, Las Vegas.
The postcard also shows the El Trovatore Auto Court on Route 66 in Kingman, Arizona.
Group photograph of entertainers at the Dunes, including Anna Bailey and Frank Sinatra.
Photograph of a showgirl posed at the swimming pool of Moulin Rouge Hotel and Casino, [May 22], 1955. The Moulin Rouge was the first desegregated hotel casino, it was popular with many of the black entertainers of the time, who would entertain at the other hotels and casinos and stay at the Moulin Rouge (source).
Moulin Rouge, Las Vegas, 1955.
The Westerner, Circa 1950’s.
Las Vegas gambling scene, 1930s.
Neon sign for the Silver Slipper Gambling Hall (Las Vegas), after 1958.
Photograph of the June Taylor Dancers posing at the Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, circa 1949.
Vintage Las Vegas ~ Flamingo hotel cocktail napkin “The Show Place of the Nation”.
Travel Western Airlines!
1950’s Strip Fun.
One last picture before we leave. Circa 1950s.
That is it for this weeks post and now I’m off to pack. If your interested, follow my adventures on Instagram and have a great week friends!
Question Time: If you have been to Vegas before, share your favourite hotel or things to do in the comments below I would love to know!