Monday, December 14, 2015

E-185: Riding the Moustache

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It's been estimated 60,000 pounds of shrimp are consumed in Las Vegas each day. (@POVblog)

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It’s like something out of a movie.  A place that is clearly a creation of Hollywood and couldn’t be a real place.  Add in a heavy dose of product placement all along the way and its incontrovertible.  But it is, or it was.  Lets address a few things.  In 1977, on the Vegas strip, @TonyIllia reminds us that the Caesars Palace marque was neon blue, like the crayon.  Flamingo was still sporting the 130 tall mushroom cloud sign, a sign in my top 3 of classic neon from the past.  Imperial Palace was still Flamingo Capri, Harrah’s hadn’t even become the showboat yet but Denny’s had already setup shop in pretty much the same place it resides today, in Casino Royale.  One of my favorite things about looking back at these old pictures is the neon.  The way it interacts with the pitch black sky is the only thing that rivals the beauty of the cosmos.


*not at Fremont location
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