Saturday, September 24, 2022

E-416: Recreational Crack Smoker

 Random Vegas

Moulin Rouge would not be the first property to attempt to cater to blacks. The original was in 1942 when Shamrock Hotel on Fremont St attempted to cater to both blacks and whites. It was a colossal failure as whites vehemently protested. In response, city officials denied Shamrock an operating permit sighting Jim Crow policies in place at the time (The Moulin Rouge and black rights in Las Vegas)
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While not being as tall as the real Eiffel Tower in Paris, her replica in Vegas is still larger than life. Especially with the angle shared by @NickyFurmage, with a background sky that can best be described as apocalyptic. We don’t get much rain in the desert but when we do, it comes with vengeance. Thankfully we have photography to capture the magic when it happens. Thanks for sharing, Nicky.
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Saturday, September 10, 2022

E-415: Rand McNally

Random Vegas 

A running gag on the 70's TV series "Vega$" - "Paging Mr. Cohen, Mr. Burt Cohen" is heard over the Desert Inn's intercom constantly throughout the series. Cohen ran the DI. The man himself finally shows up at the end of season 2 in "Siege of the Desert Inn". (@_GrandpaD) 

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It just screams Las Vegas and an era fondly recalled by many.  It’s actually the sign that unintentionally showcased the evolution from gangster city to corporate AmericaHere @_grandpad shares the massive Stardust marquee with the original Electra Jag font.  After Boyd came in and took over the place they did what they do, tried to make the property appealing to everyoneThat included changing the font to helvetica or something easily readable but lacking in character 


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ACLU Sues Fremont St Experience