Greetings from SIN CITY

First established in 1829 by Mexican merchants establishing a trade route to Los Angeles, Las Vegas would soon become the lavish neon-lit world-renowned adult playground known as “Sin City”.

A look back…


Our humble beginnings. This 1946 photo shows the iconic Flamingo Hotel under construction in the Vegas desert. Who could have imagined the luxurious desert paradise that Las Vegas would become.

When the Sky Room at Desert Inn opened it’s doors in 1950, this glass encased lounge was the tallest building on the strip… at three stories high! The tallest building in Las Vegas is not The Stratosphere at a modest 112 stories.

Life Magazine went backstage in 1952 to catch this stunning photograph of Vegas Showgirl, Dale Strong.

LIFE Magazine  June 1954

The Rat Pack – stepping out during filming of Ocean’s 11

The Rat Pack 1960

Peter Lawford, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin

“Pour it quickly as you can. Pour it quickly once again.” -Dean Martin

LIFE Magazine, Vegas Showgirl


Dean Martin at the Sands, Las Vegas

New Year’s Eve 1965.

Elvis and Ann-Margret in “Viva Las Vegas”, 1964.

Elvis and Ann-Margret in “Viva Las Vegas”, 1964.

Fremont Casino, Las Vegas

Tahiti Motel, Las Vegas

Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. & Dean Martin

Vintage Stardust. Las Vegas, Oct. 1968, photo Brown and Venturi

The Rat Pack having a good time

That Ol’ Swingin’ Cat Sinatra

The stardust

Elvis Presley announcing the “Aloha From Hawaii” concert during a press conference at Las Vegas Hilton Hotel, September 4, 1972.

LIFE Magazine, Las Vegas

Dean, Sammy and Frank

Showgirls, 1950’s

The Rat Pack

LIFE Magazine June 1954

Busy scene backstage at The Stardust in 1955.

Frank Sinatra

Life Magazine photographer, Loomis Dean, captured this perfect picture of what it’s like to be underage in Vegas outside the Las Vegas Club in 1955.

Vegas today, The Bellagio

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