The Story of Classic Las Vegas screens this Thursday!

  

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The Story of Classic Las Vegas makes its Clark County Library debut this Thursday at the Flamingo Library. I'll be there introducing the film (along with some special guests) and doing a Q &A. Hope you can join us!!!!

 

 

 

The Story of Classic Las Vegas

Thursday, May 7 at 7 p.m.

 

This documentary chronicles the history of Las Vegas beginning in the early 1900s and follows it through its perilous struggle to survive, using first-person narrative from the men and women who helped shape Las Vegas into its legendary status.

Producer Lynn Zook will be on hand to introduce the film and participate in a Q&A session following the screening.

DVDs of the film will be available for a special discounted price of $20.00

Clark County Library

1401 E. Flamingo Rd.

 

For more information, please call 702.507.3458.

Free and open to the public. 

Posted on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 3:31PM by Registered CommenterLasVegasLynn | CommentsPost a Comment

A Sad Day for Neon Lovers 

Word came down this afternoon that two of the best neon designers from that fabled era of Las Vegas history had died over the weekend, Betty Willis and Brian "Buzz" Leming. Betty, of course, was the designer of the iconic "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign among others and Buzz had been on the design team of the original Caesars Palace sign and the Aladdin sign in addition to his own body of work.

We have a tribute to these two good friends of Classic Las Vegas up on the new blog:

Classic Las Vegas

 

Rest in peace, Betty and Buzz we will miss you!

 

Buzz Leming's "little Sputnik" sign. His favorite of all the ones he designed.

 

Betty Willis' iconic sign at the south end of the Las Vegas Strip

Posted on Monday, April 20, 2015 at 7:39PM by Registered CommenterLasVegasLynn | Comments1 Comment

Screening of The Story of Classic Las Vegas in May!

  

                          LAS VEGAS STORIES

 

Join us for this monthly series that examines the history of Las Vegas,  the people, places and things that make Vegas our home.

 

 

 

The Story of Classic Las Vegas

Thursday, May 7 at 7 p.m.

 

This documentary chronicles the history of Las Vegas beginning in the early 1900s and follows it through its perilous struggle to survive, using first-person narrative from the men and women who helped shape Las Vegas into its legendary status.

Producer Lynn Zook will be on hand to introduce the film and participate in a Q&A session following the screening.

Clark County Library

1401 E. Flamingo Rd.

 

For more information, please call 702.507.3458.

Free and open to the public. 

Posted on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 2:25PM by Registered CommenterLasVegasLynn | CommentsPost a Comment

Remembering Las Vegas the way it used to be!

Ah, Las Vegas, if you are like me you look at the landscape and try to find remenants of the city you once knew.

How many do you remember?

The Clark County "Ed Shed"

 

 

The Alarmco Building

 

The Las Vegas Convention Center Rotunda

 

Denny's

 

 

Alpine Village The Rathskeller (remember the Chicken Soup????)

Anderson Diary

Benny Binion's house

 

 

Fallout Shelter sign downtown Las Vegas

 

Restaurant neon sign at the Golden Gate

 

Posted on Sunday, April 5, 2015 at 5:41PM by Registered CommenterLasVegasLynn | Comments1 Comment

Remembering the Riviera

We look back at the Riviera's history and share some images of the grand old dame from over the years.

Please share your memories of this original hotel.

It's all here at http://classiclasvegasblog.com/

 

 

Posted on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 6:47PM by Registered CommenterLasVegasLynn | CommentsPost a Comment
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