Video History of Old Las Vegas

This hodgepodge of Vegas video clips spanning seven decades and offers something for everybody. Watch Bugsy Siegel smile and wave in front of the El Rancho Vegas before a ride down the two-lane road of shacks and scrub that was once Las Vegas Boulevard. Gasp at the close-up footage of Evel Knievel trying (and failing) to jump the fountains at Caesars Palace. Behold YESCO workers installing the glorious Mint sign on Fremont Street, complete with florid narration. Ponder what’s up with all of those people twisting by the pool at the Dunes. Swoon over Robert Urich as Dan Tanna in the opening sequence of Vega$, cruising the Strip in a red convertible without a hair out of place. Cringe at the atom bomb and the MGM fire. Groove to the Jackson 5 tearing up “Dancing Machine” at the Sahara during Jerry Lewis’ 1974 MDA Telethon. Wish you were at the fourth birthday of the Sands casino, cutting a giant cake with Frank Sinatra or taking a dip in the pool with a bikini-clad Jayne Mansfield. Skip the Evanescence video.

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