Las Vegas, the good years, 50s,60s,70s

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When Las Vegas was a destination that was a "secret", when service meant great service. When the mob ran the town it felt like you were on the inside.

 Las Vegas Hotel Tips. Sometimes, it is necessary to stay in a Las Vegas hotel. Las Vegas Strip, Vegas Casino, Las Vegas Nevada, Retro Signage, Old Vegas, Vintage Neon Signs, Cities, Vintage Photography, Dreams

Vintage Las Vegas

El Morocco Motel. Las Vegas, 1979. Demolished in 2005. Photo by Ned Paynter.

1966 - Pianist Liberace uses a Tiki torch to symbolically light a replica of his trademark candelabra, held by the rotating female statue atop the Sahara Hotel billboard on the Sunset Strip. The location was directly in front of the Chateau Marmont. Nevada, Las Vegas City, Vegas Casino, Vintage Photographs, Vintage Photos, Vintage Neon Signs, Old Signs, Googie, Historical Photos

Las Vegas - 1950's & 1960's - USA

Las Vegas est la plus grande ville de l'état du Nevada (USA) située en plein desert, ce sont les mormons qui fondent la ville en 1855. Et c'est à partir de 1931

Inspiration Floating Terrazzo Stair- they knew how to do it right in Havana in the - Havana Riviera, Cuba Vintage Cuba, Vintage Glamour, Vintage Photos, Vintage Party, Cuban Architecture, Vintage Architecture, Cuba Culture, Our Man In Havana, Cuban Art

Havana in its heyday: Mob rule, luxury hotels and casino culture

With an easing of travel restrictions, the former mafia-run restaurants, nightclubs, and hotels of pre-revolution Havana await rediscovery - and they remain little-changed since 1959.

A group of players outside of Binion's Horseshoe in The players pictured are (from left to right) Johnny Moss, Chill Wills, Amarillo Slim, Jack Binion, and Puggy Pearson. Vegas Fun, Vegas Casino, Las Vegas Nevada, Las Vegas Restaurants, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Vintage Signs, World Series Of Poker, Photography Basics

World Series of Poker: A Retrospective- Benny Binion Gallery

Online exhibition from UNLV Special Collections detailing the rich history of Binion's Horseshoe's annual World Series of Poker Tournament.

The Hotel Capri was built by Santo Trafficante Jr. of Tampa, Florida in The Capri sits at the crest of and 'N' streets. Cuban Architecture, Architecture Design, Havana Hotels, Vintage Cuba, Century Hotel, Sands Hotel, York Hotels, Beautiful Sites, Havana Cuba

Havana in its heyday: Mob rule, luxury hotels and casino culture

With an easing of travel restrictions, the former mafia-run restaurants, nightclubs, and hotels of pre-revolution Havana await rediscovery - and they remain little-changed since 1959.

The swank Hotel Deauville, still located along the Malecon at Calle Galiano, had its own mob run casino. Havana Hotels, Our Man In Havana, Vintage Cuba, Century Hotel, Sands Hotel, York Hotels, Nostalgia, Varadero, Havana Cuba

Havana in its heyday: Mob rule, luxury hotels and casino culture

With an easing of travel restrictions, the former mafia-run restaurants, nightclubs, and hotels of pre-revolution Havana await rediscovery - and they remain little-changed since 1959.

Meyer Lansky's Havana Riviera in recent years. Its location on the Malecon at Paseo is st. Hotels In Havana Cuba, Our Man In Havana, Mob Rules, White Mosaic Tiles, Cuban Culture, Century Hotel, Sands Hotel, York Hotels, Cuba Travel

Havana in its heyday: Mob rule, luxury hotels and casino culture

With an easing of travel restrictions, the former mafia-run restaurants, nightclubs, and hotels of pre-revolution Havana await rediscovery - and they remain little-changed since 1959.

An ad for the Havana Rivera in Havana, Cuba Vintage Cuba, Vintage Travel, Vintage Style, Century Hotel, Mid Century, Havana Hotels, Havanna, York Hotels, Havana Nights

Havana in its heyday: Mob rule, luxury hotels and casino culture

With an easing of travel restrictions, the former mafia-run restaurants, nightclubs, and hotels of pre-revolution Havana await rediscovery - and they remain little-changed since 1959.

American actor George Raft - (center) laughs as he sits at a gambling table at the Casino de Capri, Havana, Cuba, February (Photo by Francis Miller/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images) Havana Hotels, Our Man In Havana, Mob Rules, Century Hotel, Sands Hotel, York Hotels, Ballrooms, Handsome Actors, Life Pictures

Havana in its heyday: Mob rule, luxury hotels and casino culture

With an easing of travel restrictions, the former mafia-run restaurants, nightclubs, and hotels of pre-revolution Havana await rediscovery - and they remain little-changed since 1959.

Meyer Lansky's new Riviera casino as rendered in an eclectic mix of the rich and famous enjoyed Havana's gambling culture Travel News, Time Travel, Albert Anastasia, Cuba Culture, Havana Hotels, Our Man In Havana, Mob Rules, Century Hotel, Graham Greene

Havana in its heyday: Mob rule, luxury hotels and casino culture

With an easing of travel restrictions, the former mafia-run restaurants, nightclubs, and hotels of pre-revolution Havana await rediscovery - and they remain little-changed since 1959.

Meyer Lansky's new Riviera casino as rendered in an eclectic mix of the rich and famous enjoyed Havana's gambling culture Travel News, Time Travel, Albert Anastasia, Cuba Culture, Havana Hotels, Our Man In Havana, Mob Rules, Century Hotel, Graham Greene

Havana in its heyday: Mob rule, luxury hotels and casino culture

With an easing of travel restrictions, the former mafia-run restaurants, nightclubs, and hotels of pre-revolution Havana await rediscovery - and they remain little-changed since 1959.

Trafficante also had ownership stakes in the casinos at the Hotel Comodoro and Sans Souci nightclub. Although the Sans Souci is gone, the Comodoro can be found at the beach in Miramar. Albert Anastasia, Havana Hotels, Our Man In Havana, Mob Rules, Century Hotel, Sands Hotel, York Hotels, Man Down, Havana Cuba

Havana in its heyday: Mob rule, luxury hotels and casino culture

With an easing of travel restrictions, the former mafia-run restaurants, nightclubs, and hotels of pre-revolution Havana await rediscovery - and they remain little-changed since 1959.

 Las Vegas, Opened in the Riviera celebrates its anniversary this year – possibly its last year. Lonnie Donegan, Vic Damone, John Davidson, Carol Channing, Mitzi Gaynor, Connie Francis, George Carlin, Retro Images, Las Vegas Hotels

In 1970, Versailles Room showcased Ed Ames; Burt Bacharach; Elaine Britt; Marty Brill; Brothers James; George Carlin; Jack Cathcart Orchestra; Vikki Carr; Carol Channing & her 10 Stout Hearted Men; Phyllis Diller; Totie Fields; Brother James; George Carl Duo; Vic Damone; John Davidson; Lonnie Donegan; Allan Drake; The Establishment; Totie Fields; Four Fellows; Connie Francis; David Frye; Fred's Wire Band; Musical conductor Jack French; David Frye; Mitzi Gaynor Show produced by Jack…