LAS VEGAS | A Continuous Lean.


Feb 15th, 2010 | Categories: Housekeeping | by Michael Williams

Work has me in Vegas for the better part of the week. I may or may not be posting from the desert. I will definitely be posting some things that I see out there upon my return to civilization. I sure wish Las Vegas still looked like these Kodachromes. See you on the other side.

She's a nice lady

Comments: 24

24 Comments to “LAS VEGAS”

  1. antwan
    on Feb 15th, 2010
    @ 1:48 PM

    aww, she does look like a nice lady.

    i wish life looked like these Kodachromes.

  2. tween_spirit
    on Feb 15th, 2010
    @ 2:26 PM

    Are you heading there for magic?

  3. Geoff
    on Feb 15th, 2010
    @ 2:32 PM

    I can never see enough Kodachrome. I looked around for a photoshop filter or something similar to doctor up my own, lifeless, bland digital pictures. I couldn’t find anything… anyone else have any luck?

  4. sam
    on Feb 15th, 2010
    @ 3:30 PM

    i recommend rosemarys on sahara off the strip…awesome food…

  5. Tony Oliver
    on Feb 15th, 2010
    @ 4:28 PM

    sure wish i had a time machine, sure wish.

  6. Mr Ryan
    on Feb 15th, 2010
    @ 6:05 PM

    Magic Time! Full of Ed Hardy energy drinks, bad fake tans, and long cab lines.

  7. Brett
    on Feb 15th, 2010
    @ 7:32 PM

    this reminds me of the L7 album “SMELL THE MAGIC”…

  8. the_passenger
    on Feb 15th, 2010
    @ 10:04 PM

    I wish cars still looked like the ones in these pictures…

  9. Mirk
    on Feb 16th, 2010
    @ 12:28 AM

    Check out the Gypsy Den, its downtown in the arts district.

  10. Matt
    on Feb 16th, 2010
    @ 9:41 AM

    I sense fear and loathing!

  11. HOT + COOL
    on Feb 16th, 2010
    @ 11:36 AM

    Mobsters, neon lights…The ability to walk into the Sands and see the Rat Pack perform…I don’t think I would be able to handle it. Greatness.

  12. Michael Williams
    on Feb 16th, 2010
    @ 11:40 AM

    @mirk I’m more of a Good Times type of guy…

  13. ajds
    on Feb 16th, 2010
    @ 1:53 PM

    I still like the contrast of most of the strip to the Tropicana (my grandfather Tony Sherman was the architect). It seems like the only big one that hasn’t gotten blown up- yet.

  14. Caroline, No.
    on Feb 16th, 2010
    @ 3:05 PM

    I just laughed out loud at the ‘she’s a nice lady’.

    I once spent a very pleasant evening reading through this thread about photographs of old Vegas.

  15. Lisa
    on Feb 16th, 2010
    @ 7:55 PM

    Geoff, have you tried Camerabag the apple app? I love it! they also have a website.

  16. MT
    on Feb 17th, 2010
    @ 6:13 AM

    I wish I could find a pair of glasses with Kodachrome lenses. Everything would look as it would with Kodachrome film; everything would be perfect.

  17. David
    on Feb 17th, 2010
    @ 9:00 AM

    I watched Coppola’s One From The Heart last night, the Las Vegas sets in that are something else.

  18. Tintin
    on Feb 17th, 2010
    @ 10:23 AM

    Man, the orange and green in that 1st image is so saturated. That would look great blown up and hanging on a wall somewhere.

  19. Zelengrad
    on Feb 17th, 2010
    @ 8:08 PM

    I don’t usually post on blogs but I found yours interesting. Keep up the good work. I’ve enjoyed reading here.

  20. Staceyboy
    on Feb 18th, 2010
    @ 9:34 AM

    I have a 1950′s boxed Roulette set with the near same ‘Nevada Club’ image as your first photo on the box lid. A lovely toy – made in Japan for the American market. Really captures the excitement of those times.

  21. Michael Schlenzig
    on Feb 18th, 2010
    @ 9:43 AM

    If you go to Las Vegas and feel the need to see some of the old saturated, kodachromed Vegas. Go to the Neon Sign Graveyard and get kicked back in time. It looks as heaven to me.

  22. STONER
    on Feb 18th, 2010
    @ 10:54 AM

    Hugo’s Cellar way at the back and downstairs at The Four Queens on Fremont for Rat Pack-era steak culture. And the car collection at the Imperial Palace is neat – a little dusty, but still neat…

  23. danrydell
    on Feb 23rd, 2010
    @ 9:26 AM

    You could just go to Reno. Still looks like this.

  24. desert rat
    on Feb 23rd, 2010
    @ 4:55 PM

    Um, sorry to be a downer but you guys realize that if you were cool at that time, none of that stuff would have seemed cool to you, don’t you? I live in LV and it is very very uncool. But the fact is that the culture of anti-style is so heavily ingrained here its like trying to separate the pavement from the new yorkers (that’s where I’m from). The fact remains though that if you came sashaying over to LV in the 50s you’d likely find yourself taking a one-way ride out to the state line in the back of a police cruiser, following a free buffet of knuckle sandwiches