Neon-Gone But Not Forgotten

Up until about ten years ago, neon was king in Las Vegas. But with technology changing so quickly, LED and video screens soon became the dominant signage. To my mind, the LED and video screens lack the warmth and whimsy of the neon signs that used to dot the Las Vegas landscape from downtown to the Strip to the surburbs, neon was everywhere.

Here's a look back at some the ones that we used to have:


Happy Thanksgiving from Classic Las Vegas!

From our house to yours, hoping everyone has a wonderful holiday filled with family, friends and lots of memories!



Remember, if you are starting your holiday shopping this weekend, we recommend our two books on the history of the Classic Las Vegas Strip, including detailed histories from conception to implosion (with a few survival stories) built during those years for that Las Vegas lover in your life:

Gambling on a Dream: The Classic Las Vegas Strip 1930-1955

Gambling on a Dream: The Classic Las Vegas Strip 1956-1973

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!!