Vegas Gold: The Entertainment Capital of the World 1950-1980

Dey Street Books - No clocks. No restrictions. Marlene dietrichthe playground in the desert built by the mob and transformed by Howard Hughes, extraordinary madhouse, " that is Las Vegas, Nevada, the "fabulous, has long been regarded as the Entertainment Capital of the World. An adoring ode to this ultimate adult playground, including frank sinatra, fremont street, elvis Presley, it celebrates the best of old Las Vegas—the Sands Hotel, the Stardust, the Riviera Hotel, and the Horseshoe—and its legendary headliners, Liberace, the Golden Nugget, Ann-Margret, the Desert Inn, Marlene Dietrich, Sammy Davis Jr.

Eartha kitt, and of course, Noel Coward, the gorgeous Vegas showgirls. 240 pages. No locks. Framed by quotes and short essays that profile the marquee names that made Las Vegas the ultimate destination, the legendary years of this magical city live on in all their glory in Vegas Gold. An evocative, glamorous look at the golden years of Las Vegas, captured in more than 125 lush color and black-and-white photographs.

Vegas Gold: The Entertainment Capital of the World 1950-1980 - I love that town. During the post-war boom years, no place was as fascinating as Vegas. Distinguished by millions of colorful neon lights, and the clink of silver dollars, the sounds of rhumba music, Vegas was a recreational colony for Hollywood’s most glamorous and a dream destination for thousands of ordinary Americans.

Vegas gold vividly showcases the glitz, and charm of Sin City’s golden years, glamour, from the 1950s to the 1980s.





Las Vegas Then and Now®

Pavilion - This book provides the reader with an intriguing look into the history of a city that has become a cultural icon for all that is best and worst in American society. Trace the legendary city's spectacular evolution from desert railroad post of yesteryear to the gambling and entertainment mecca of today!

. Sites include fremont street, arizona club, nevada hotel, la concha motel, sands hotel, sal sagev hotel, showboat, landmark hotel, union pacific station, railroad depot, mgm grand, tropicana, las vegas Post Office/Mob Museum, New Frontier, El Cortez, Riviera, Sahara Hotel, The Mint Hotel, Flamingo, Stardust, Vegas Vic, Dunes Hotel, Caesars Palace, Desert Inn, El Rancho Vegas, Aladdin, International, El Portal Theatre, Thunderbird Hotel, Last Frontier, Little Church of the West, Boardwalk, Moulin Rouge, Golden Nugget, Castaways, Hacienda, Las Vegas Convention Center, and much more.

Las Vegas Then and Now® - Book pairs historical photographs of the town with specially-commissioned view of the same scene today. Scenes include the flamingo, dunes/Bellagio, Boardwalk Casino, riviera, Caesar's Palace, Sands/Venetian, and much more. Hardcover. 144 pages.





Lost Las Vegas

Pavilion - Organized chronologically, better, the book details the many hotels and casinos that failed to move with the times and got swept away for something bigger, and brighter. Legendary names in the field of entertainment have come and gone—the Sands hotel featured many of the Rat Pack in residence, but the casino is long gone.

Today, the showgirl is under threat from the big setpiece shows such as Cirque du Soleil. Losses include arizona club, bonanza, showboat, boardwalk casino, moulin rouge, the mint, hotel biltmore, la concha, first state bank, aladdin, hotel last frontier, hotel nevada, the thunderbird, el rancho vegas, Tally Ho, Helldorado on Fremont Street, Tam O’Shanter, Clark County Courthouse, Old Las Vegas Convention Center, Dunes, Las Vegas Rail Depot, El Dorado Club, Atomic Tourism, Royal Nevada, Landmark Hotel, Hacienda, Stardust, Paddlewheel/Debby Reynold’s, Westward Ho!, El Portal Theater, Sands, The Green Shack, Sahara, Silver Slipper, Desert Inn, Old Ice House, and Castaways.

Lost Las Vegas - Howard hughes and the mob are featured heavily in Vegas history but neither could sustain their success for very long. Book pairs historical photographs of the town with specially-commissioned view of the same scene today. Scenes include the flamingo, riviera, Sands/Venetian, Boardwalk Casino, Caesar's Palace, Dunes/Bellagio, and much more.

Hardcover. 144 pages. Revisit the desert inn, aladdin, the sahara, El Dorado Club, hotel Nevada, the sands, and many more--some when they were still surrounded by acres of barren desert!.





The Strip: Las Vegas and the Architecture of the American Dream The MIT Press

The MIT Press - And he views the strip in a larger social context, showing that it has not only reflected trends but also magnified them and sometimes even initiated them. Al tells two parallel stories. Trace the legendary city's spectacular evolution from desert railroad post of yesteryear to the gambling and entertainment mecca of today!

. Book pairs historical photographs of the town with specially-commissioned view of the same scene today. Scenes include the flamingo, boardwalk Casino, riviera, Sands/Venetian, Dunes/Bellagio, Caesar's Palace, and much more. Hardcover. 144 pages. Revisit the desert inn, aladdin, the sahara, hotel Nevada, El Dorado Club, the sands, and many more--some when they were still surrounded by acres of barren desert!.

The Strip: Las Vegas and the Architecture of the American Dream The MIT Press - A chronological accounting of the many hotels and casinos that failed to move with the times and got swept away for something bigger, better, and brighter. A nostalgic journey back in time to visit a city that changes at a dizzying pace, and is unrecognizable from a generation ago. Hardcover. 144 pages. Mit. He describes the feverish competition of las vegas developers to build the snazziest, most tourist-grabbing casinos and resorts―with a cast of characters including the mobster Bugsy Siegel, the eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes, and the would-be political kingmaker Sheldon Adelson.





Addicted to Americana: Celebrating Classic & Kitschy American Life & Style

Prospect Park Books - Addicted To Americana Book. A colorful kaleidoscope of pop culture from a bygone era! The photo collector, food crafter, and field tripper is famed for his hilarious live show performances and "theme park" tour of downtown Los Angeles. Trace the legendary city's spectacular evolution from desert railroad post of yesteryear to the gambling and entertainment mecca of today!

176 pages. This riotously colorful book, replete with Charles's collection of vintage Kodachrome slides, celebrates his lifelong quest to unearth the best of classic and kitschy American life and style. Charles phoenix is a showman, food crafter, tour guide, madcap test-kitchen videos, and author known for his live comedy slide-show performances, field-trip-style adventure tours, and colorful books.

Addicted to Americana: Celebrating Classic & Kitschy American Life & Style - Raised on a used-car lot, Charles Phoenix was destined to become the Ambassador of Americana. The self-proclaimed "vintage culture vulture" has appeared on martha Stewart, The Queen Latifah Show and Cake Wars, been profiled in The Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times, and been a guest on NPR's The Splendid Table.

Book pairs historical photographs of the town with specially-commissioned view of the same scene today. Scenes include the flamingo, dunes/Bellagio, riviera, Sands/Venetian, Caesar's Palace, Boardwalk Casino, and much more. Hardcover. 144 pages.





Las Vegas Then and Now® People and Places

Pavilion - Trace the legendary city's spectacular evolution from desert railroad post of yesteryear to the gambling and entertainment mecca of today! Las vegas then and now® people and places charts the rise and demise of the classic casinos on the strip; El Rancho Vegas, the Desert Inn, the Sands, the Stardust, Showboat, New Frontier, and the Dunes.

It looks at the gambling halls enclosed on fremont street, the famous failures such as the Moulin Rouge and Howard Hughes’ futuristic Landmark Hotel, the flying-saucer-shaped Convention Center, together with the enduring successes such as the El Cortez and the Little Chapel of the West.176 pages. Explore space-age style, roadside wonders, festive foods, amazing attractions, crazy car culture and many more marvelous, mid-century Americana memories!.

Las Vegas Then and Now® People and Places - This fun-filled journey overflowing with vivid images revisits what you saw--or what you WISH you could have seen--back in the day. Hardcover. Addicted To Americana Book. A colorful kaleidoscope of pop culture from a bygone era! Book pairs historical photographs of the town with specially-commissioned view of the same scene today.

Scenes include the flamingo, caesar's Palace, Dunes/Bellagio, Boardwalk Casino, Sands/Venetian, riviera, and much more. Hardcover.





Discovering Vintage Las Vegas: A Guide to the City's Timeless Shops, Restaurants, Casinos, & More

Globe Pequot Press - 176 pages. Globe Pequot Press. They’re all still around—but they won’t be around forever. The book spotlights the charming stories that tell you what each place is like now and how it got that way from classic restaurants to shops to other establishments like the casinos that still thrive today and evoke the unique character of the city.

Addicted To Americana Book. A colorful kaleidoscope of pop culture from a bygone era! . Explore space-age style, crazy car culture and many more marvelous, roadside wonders, festive foods, amazing attractions, mid-century Americana memories!. This fun-filled journey overflowing with vivid images revisits what you saw--or what you WISH you could have seen--back in the day.

Discovering Vintage Las Vegas: A Guide to the City's Timeless Shops, Restaurants, Casinos, & More - Hardcover. Discovering vintage las Vegas takes you back in time to all of the timeless classic spots this city has to offer. Start reading, and start your discovering now! Trace the legendary city's spectacular evolution from desert railroad post of yesteryear to the gambling and entertainment mecca of today!

Book pairs historical photographs of the town with specially-commissioned view of the same scene today. Scenes include the flamingo, sands/Venetian, Caesar's Palace, Boardwalk Casino, Dunes/Bellagio, riviera, and much more. Hardcover. 144 pages.





Unofficial Guide to Las Vegas 2019 The Unofficial Guides

Unofficial Guides - It’s a keeper. Trace the legendary city's spectacular evolution from desert railroad post of yesteryear to the gambling and entertainment mecca of today! Eclipsing the usual list of choices, restaurants, it unambiguously rates and ranks everything from hotels, and attractions to rental car companies. Compiled and written by a team of experienced researchers whose work has been cited by such diverse sources as USA Today and Operations Research Forum, The Unofficial Guide to Las Vegas digs deeper and offers more than any single author could.

This is the only guide that explains how Las Vegas works and how to use that knowledge to make every minute and every dollar of your time there count. Book pairs historical photographs of the town with specially-commissioned view of the same scene today. Scenes include the flamingo, riviera, Sands/Venetian, Dunes/Bellagio, Caesar's Palace, Boardwalk Casino, and much more.

Unofficial Guide to Las Vegas 2019 The Unofficial Guides - Hardcover. 144 pages. Revisit the desert inn, the sahara, the sands, El Dorado Club, Aladdin, hotel Nevada, and many more--some when they were still surrounded by acres of barren desert!. A chronological accounting of the many hotels and casinos that failed to move with the times and got swept away for something bigger, better, and brighter.

A nostalgic journey back in time to visit a city that changes at a dizzying pace, and is unrecognizable from a generation ago. Hardcover.





Yesterday's Tomorrow: Disney's Magical Mid-Century

Disney Editions - Yesterday's tomorrow is a valentine to an era of optimism, and innovative design; a large-format, relaxed lifestyle, general audience book, illustrated with rarely seen art and photography of the mid-20th century reflecting the unique style that Walt Disney and his artists contributed to the era. Book pairs historical photographs of the town with specially-commissioned view of the same scene today.

Scenes include the flamingo, sands/Venetian, Dunes/Bellagio, Caesar's Palace, Boardwalk Casino, riviera, and much more. Hardcover. 144 pages. Revisit the desert inn, the sands, el dorado Club, the sahara, Aladdin, hotel Nevada, and many more--some when they were still surrounded by acres of barren desert!.

Yesterday's Tomorrow: Disney's Magical Mid-Century - A chronological accounting of the many hotels and casinos that failed to move with the times and got swept away for something bigger, better, and brighter. A nostalgic journey back in time to visit a city that changes at a dizzying pace, and is unrecognizable from a generation ago. Hardcover. 144 pages. Mit. Addicted To Americana Book.

A colorful kaleidoscope of pop culture from a bygone era!





The Royal Festival Hall 1962 + Live at Carnegie Hall

Eagle Vision - The frank sinatra collection brings together some of Frank Sinatra's finest performances on television and in concert. Book pairs historical photographs of the town with specially-commissioned view of the same scene today. Scenes include the flamingo, boardwalk Casino, Dunes/Bellagio, Caesar's Palace, Sands/Venetian, riviera, and much more.

Hardcover. 144 pages. Revisit the desert inn, the sahara, the sands, hotel Nevada, El Dorado Club, Aladdin, and many more--some when they were still surrounded by acres of barren desert!. A chronological accounting of the many hotels and casinos that failed to move with the times and got swept away for something bigger, better, and brighter.

The Royal Festival Hall 1962 + Live at Carnegie Hall - A nostalgic journey back in time to visit a city that changes at a dizzying pace, and is unrecognizable from a generation ago. Hardcover. 144 pages. Mit. Addicted To Americana Book. A colorful kaleidoscope of pop culture from a bygone era! This release combines full length Sinatra shows from two of the world's most celebrated concert halls.

The royal festival hall 1962filmed on june 1st, 1962, this royal Festival Hall show was a concert performed before royalty in London as part of a worldwide tour that Frank Sinatra undertook to raise money for children's charities.





Gambling on a Dream: The Classic Las Vegas Strip 1930-1955

America Through Time - This is the story of the first twenty-five years of the Classic Las Vegas Strip--how it began, and how it grew. Addicted To Americana Book. A colorful kaleidoscope of pop culture from a bygone era! This book also includes rarely seen, historic imagery. The dreamers, who saw the future like few others and who built these hotels, helped turn a five-mile stretch of blacktop highway into the Entertainment Capital of the World.

Everyone thinks they know the history of the Las Vegas Strip. Book pairs historical photographs of the town with specially-commissioned view of the same scene today. Scenes include the flamingo, caesar's Palace, riviera, Dunes/Bellagio, Boardwalk Casino, Sands/Venetian, and much more. Hardcover. 144 pages. Revisit the desert inn, the sahara, aladdin, El Dorado Club, the sands, hotel Nevada, and many more--some when they were still surrounded by acres of barren desert!.

Gambling on a Dream: The Classic Las Vegas Strip 1930-1955 - A chronological accounting of the many hotels and casinos that failed to move with the times and got swept away for something bigger, better, and brighter. A nostalgic journey back in time to visit a city that changes at a dizzying pace, and is unrecognizable from a generation ago. Hardcover. 144 pages.