In the 1970s, Las Vegas was thriving with 24 hours gambling, showgirls, casinos, restaurants, and hotels illuminated with neon lights. There were high and low budget burlesque shows like Burlesque and Branded. Live music was the norm in every casino, with fantastic groups entertaining for free. Food was excellent, from gourmet dining to the 99 cent breakfasts and $5 steak special downtown. The Las Vegas city hall was finally completed and opened for the public in 1973. Here below are some fantastic vintage photos that give a glimpse of 1970s Las Vegas.
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#1 One of the largest casino rooms in Las Vegas, 1971.
#2 A view of the intersection of the Las Vegas Strip and Riviera Boulevard, the Morocco Motel and Sands Hotel are in the background in November 1975 in Las Vegas
#3 A view of the pool at the MGM Grand on the Las Vegas Strip (Boulevard) in November 1975
#4 A hoarding advertising an appearance by The Osmonds at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas from July to August 1974.
#5 Neon sign graveyard in Las Vegas, 1977.
#6 The Mint and Binion’s Horseshoe Hotel in Las Vegas, March 1975.
#7 Fremont Street, Downtown Las Vegas, 1973.
#8 ‘Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada, November 1975.
#9 A view of the pool at the MGM Grand on the Las Vegas Strip (Boulevard) in November 1975.
#10 Coin Castle, a waving cowboy sign, and the Golden Nugget hotel in Las Vegas, March 1975.
#11 Whittlese Blue Cab with an ad for Helen Reddy at the MGM Grand on the Las Vegas Strip, 1975.
#12 A view of the Las Vegas Strip (Boulevard) in October 1977.
#13 Winner of Poker Championship 1977, Doyle Brunson takes home $340,000, Las Vegas, 1977.
#14 Elvis Presley and his wife Priscilla at the George Klein’s wedding party, Las Vegas, 1970.
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