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 on “LAS VEGAS

    antwan on February 15, 2010 1:48 PM:

    aww, she does look like a nice lady.

    i wish life looked like these Kodachromes.

    tween_spirit on February 15, 2010 2:26 PM:

    Are you heading there for magic?

    Geoff on February 15, 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?

    sam on February 15, 2010 3:30 PM:

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

    Tony Oliver on February 15, 2010 4:28 PM:

    sure wish i had a time machine, sure wish.

    Mr Ryan on February 15, 2010 6:05 PM:

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

    Brett on February 15, 2010 7:32 PM:

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

    the_passenger on February 15, 2010 10:04 PM:

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

    Mirk on February 16, 2010 12:28 AM:

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

    Matt on February 16, 2010 9:41 AM:

    I sense fear and loathing!

    HOT + COOL on February 16, 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.

    Michael Williams on February 16, 2010 11:40 AM:

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

    ajds on February 16, 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.

    Caroline, No. on February 16, 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.

    Lisa on February 16, 2010 7:55 PM:

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

    MT on February 17, 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.

    David on February 17, 2010 9:00 AM:

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

    Tintin on February 17, 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.

    Zelengrad on February 17, 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.

    Staceyboy on February 18, 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.

    Michael Schlenzig on February 18, 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.

    STONER on February 18, 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…

    danrydell on February 23, 2010 9:26 AM:

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

    desert rat on February 23, 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

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