Las Vegas Then and Now (Compact)

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In 1957, the sixty-foot, tulip-shaped fountain that graced the front of the Tropicana Hotel caught the attention of anyone on the southern end of the Strip. Today, the fountain is long gone, the victim of a 1970s remodel, but the Tropicana still stands. In 1966, when Caesars Palace celebrated its grand opening with a $1 million party, visitors were greeted by a replica of the Winged Victory of Samothrace. The statue still stands today—but many other aspects of the hotel have ...

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Overview

In 1957, the sixty-foot, tulip-shaped fountain that graced the front of the Tropicana Hotel caught the attention of anyone on the southern end of the Strip. Today, the fountain is long gone, the victim of a 1970s remodel, but the Tropicana still stands. In 1966, when Caesars Palace celebrated its grand opening with a $1 million party, visitors were greeted by a replica of the Winged Victory of Samothrace. The statue still stands today—but many other aspects of the hotel have changed.

Las Vegas Then and Now captures the city as it evolved from a desert railroad outpost into one of the entertainment capitals of the world. Pairing historical photographs of the town with specially-commissioned views of the same scenes today, Las Vegas Then and Now offers readers an intriguing look into the history of a city that has become an icon of glitz, glamour, gluttony, and gambling visited by millions of tourists each year.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607107507
  • Publisher: Thunder Bay Press
  • Publication date: 3/12/2013
  • Series: Then & Now Thunder Bay
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 955,227
  • Product dimensions: 7.78 (w) x 6.74 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Meet the Author

Su Kim Chung is a native of Fresno, California. She studied European history at California State University, Fresno and obtained her MA in 1995. After earning her MLIS from the University of California she moved to Las Vegas to work as the Manuscripts Librarian in Special Collections at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her primary duty is the identification, selection, and acquisition of archival collections that document the history and culture of Las Vegas and the Southern Nevada region.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2014

    Good memories, interesting photos

    We sent this book to a friend, and decided it was so interesting that we bought one for ourselves too. Lots of historical photos, interesting facts, and memories galore. Lovely presentation too. It's fun to see how the properties have changed over the years, and how the designs and styles have changed too.

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