2014 Las Vegas Holiday Lights Displays Information 

 

We have listings up for the Neighborhood Holiday Lights Displays around the Las Vegas Valley as well as Events and Fun Things to do!

 

It's all up at ClassicLasVegasblog.com

 

Check it Out!!!!!

Posted on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 9:55AM by Registered CommenterLasVegasLynn in , , | Comments1 Comment

The Midcentury Las Vegas Stage exhibit is open!!!!!

Don't miss the opening of this terrific new exhibit!!!

 

I was asked to write the text for this terrific exhibit that opens on Thursday.

Hope you will check it out!!!  

December 4, 2014 – February 14, 2015:

 

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush Street, Las Vegas, 702-229-6383
For more information, please call 702-229-1012
Free and open to the public


The new exhibit at the Charleston Heights Art Center Gallery titled The Midcentury Las Vegas Stage: Acts that Built the Entertainment Capital of the World explores both legendary and obscure stage acts from the perspective of the archives at the Las Vegas News Bureau and the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas. Rarely seen photographs combined with video footage and stage costume tell the distinctive story of Las Vegas' original hotel lounges and showrooms.

The midcentury Las Vegas entertainment scene was extraordinary, remarkable and singularly unique to the city. The unlikely pairing of Barbra Streisand with Liberace on a 1963 Riviera bill or the arcane combination, on the Sahara stage, of film legend Mae West with 1954's Mr. America are enduring examples of why Las Vegas is known as the Entertainment Capital of the World.

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Posted on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 12:39PM by Registered CommenterLasVegasLynn | CommentsPost a Comment

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

 

 

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

May you have wonderful holiday filled with friends, family and great food!

 

If you are shopping this holiday weekend- Don't forget those Las Vegas lovers in your life- Our Special Sale on The Story of Classic Las Vegas is still going on! Details can be found here:

Special DVD Sale

This is the story of the men and women who helped turn a dusty railroad town into the Entertainment Capital of the World. Hear from the men and women who grew up here, who helped carve a city out of a dusty railroad town and who helped turn the city into the Entertainment Capital of the World.

Here's the trailer:

Posted on Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 9:07AM by Registered CommenterLasVegasLynn | CommentsPost a Comment

Final Encore Performance before the Holidays

The final encore performance before the holidays of The Story of Classic Las Vegas is scheduled for this Saturday, November 22nd at 5:00 pm.

 

This is the story that rarely gets told.

 

This is the story of the men and women who helped turn a dusty railroad town into the Entertainment Capital of the World.

Hear from the men and women who grew up here, who helped carve a city out of a dusty railroad town and who helped turn that city into the Entertainment Capital of the World.

 

Don't forget our Special Sale on The Story of Classic Las Vegas is still going on! Details can be found here:

Special DVD Sale

Posted on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 9:57PM by Registered CommenterLasVegasLynn | CommentsPost a Comment

Classic Las Vegas Salutes Shecky Greene

From December 4th-Feb. 14th, 2015, the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas News Bureau and the City of Las Vegas are presenting an exhibit at the Charleston Heights Art Center Gallery called The Midcentury Las Vegas Stage: Acts that Built the Entertainment Capital of the World. 

Be sure to check it out for some rare, candid photos of this bygone era.

Don't forget our Special Sale on The Story of Classic Las Vegas is still going on! Details can be found here:

Special DVD Sale

"Shecky Greene was almost single-handedly responsible for keeping the hotel (the Riviera) in business." recalled Riviera publicist Tony Zoppi.  "He consistently brought the high rollers to his show and to the hotel."  

Shecky Greene is one of kind.

He was on the opening bill with Elvis Presley, when the young singer opened for the Freddie Martin Orchestra at the Frontier Hotel in 1956.

He rotated as part of the "Party That Never Stopped" at the Casbar Room at the Sahara Hotel where the line-up included Don Rickles and Louis Prima, Keely Smith, Sam Butera and the Witnesses. It was the hottest room in town in those days.

He came onstage one night at the Casbar dressed only in a robe, laid down on the stage and did his act from there. Buddy Hackett, sitting in the audience, was so taken aback, he stripped down to his boxers and joined Greene on stage.

The rest of the story is here:

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Posted on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 4:53PM by Registered CommenterLasVegasLynn | CommentsPost a Comment
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