Las Vegas in the 1950s and 1960s was a magical, mystical moment, seen from the prism of time a half century later. Plenty of photographers back then captured the high life. Here are two FREE options to take you back in a time machine for today’s installment of 4-Letter Friday, FREE fun in Las Vegas.
Don’t let the title scare you off: “The Mid-Century Las Vegas Stage: The Acts That Build the Entertainment Capital of the World” is an a-maa-zing- photo exhibit at the Charlestown Heights Arts Center. The photos for the exhibit come from the Las Vegas News Bureau files. In addition to great photos of performers, there are shots of casino marquees touting their acts. Wish my father were still alive because he would love the photos of Ann-Margaret!
The FREE exhibit runs through Valentine’s Day. You can view the photos from 12:30-9 Wednesday through Friday and 9 to 6 on Saturday.
Actually, the best permanent exhibit of Las Vegas photos from this era is at McCarran International Airport’s Terminal 3 corridor between passport control and Customs. The long hallway has dozens of great images. Alas, you would have had to buy a plane ticket to come to Las Vegas from some foreign destination to view these photos. But it’s quite a treat after an interminable 10-hour plane ride to Las Vegas from across the pond.
Have a fun, 4-Letter weekend in Las Vegas.
P.S. Which was your favorite photograph? Why? Please share here or on Facebook: facebook.com/berosenthal.
((hugs)) BETH Ellyn
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