The ever-changing Vegas Strip / CBS Sunday Morning / 1993

The ever-changing Vegas Strip / CBS Sunday Morning / 1993


Footnotes

The pinnacle of Las Vegas neon was reached in the 1960s. Those signs are mostly gone now, but they remain one of the highpoints of American art. The Dunes, the Aladdin, the Stardust, the Frontier, the Riviera, the Sahara were all great. The Stardust was one of my favorites, with a scintillating cloud of light, as if falling from the heavens. The Aladdin was a true and original phantasmagoria, evoking veils, jewels, and a Thousand and One Nights. I have the fondest memories of the Dunes because of the shear power of its animation, shooting light into the night sky like a rocket, but completely silently. ➡︎


Sources

◼︎ A Conversation with Alan Hess / Classic Las Vegas / 2010


Las Vegas: Exploring the Neon Boneyard / The Guardian / 2011

Las Vegas: Exploring the Neon Boneyard / The Guardian / 2011

Hey Lucinda / Tindersticks feat. Lhasa / Rosie Pedlow & Joe King / 2016

Hey Lucinda / Tindersticks feat. Lhasa / Rosie Pedlow & Joe King / 2016