Михаил (mikle1) wrote,
Михаил
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Как хорошо янки жили!..

"... как тонко чувствовали!"



1895 год:





Ranch house, Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park, Las Vegas, Nevada, photo undated | Photo courtesy of Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Park, St. George News

Вообще-то, тут обитали мормоны. Жили, как в анекдоте, бедно, но счастливо. Теперь в гробах переворачиваются, глядя на этот разврат.

Это в 1906 году.

И совсем иное дело в 1935-м:



 и 42-м:



Ясен пень, страна ведь воюет! Мировая война, не хухры-мухры.

Зато после войны стало полегче:

Neon Signs Outside Pioneer Club in 1951. The Howdy Podner of Las Vegas greets the visitor to the famous Pioneer Club complete with 24-hour gaming
The House of Jack Pots

Neon Signs Outside Pioneer Club in 1951 (left) and The House of Jack Pots (right) greeted the visitors to the burgeoning Nevada outpost

Golden glamour: The Gabor sisters pose at a cocktail party to celebrate their show at the Last Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas in 1955. From left to right Zsa Zsa, Magda and Eva

Golden glamour: The Gabor sisters pose at a cocktail party to celebrate their show at the Last Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas in 1955. From left to right Zsa Zsa, Magda and Eva

Heyday: Noel Coward, the English playwright, was an entertainer at the Desert Inn, Las Vegas. Here pictured in 1955
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Heyday: Noel Coward, the English playwright, was an entertainer at the Desert Inn, Las Vegas. Here pictured in 1955

A Bluebell girl (left) from the Lido de Paris adjusts her costume prior to appearing onstage at the Stardust Hotel in Las Vegas in 1958
The famous sign signalling the entry into the American 'Sin City'

A flamboyant Bluebell girl (left) from the Lido de Paris adjusts her costume prior to appearing onstage at the Stardust Hotel in Las Vegas in 1958. The famous sign signalling entry into Sin City (right)
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Signs of growth: An aerial view of Las Vegas in 1964 shows the city as hotels and casinos start to line the city's roads

Signs of growth: An aerial view of Las Vegas in 1964 shows the city as hotels and casinos start to line the city's roads
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A vintage postcard depicts the entrance of the Flamingo Hotel flanked by a line of vintage automobiles in the foreground

A vintage postcard depicts the entrance of the Flamingo Hotel flanked by a line of vintage automobiles in the foreground
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An audience with the King: Singer Elvis Presley entertains amused onlookers at the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas

An audience with the King: Singer Elvis Presley entertains amused onlookers at the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas
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French film star Brigitte Bardot and her new husband, German industrialist Gunther Sachs Von Opel leave their plane  after a flight from Las Vegas, where the couple were married  in a surprise ceremony in 1966 

French film star Brigitte Bardot and her new husband, German industrialist Gunther Sachs Von Opel leave their plane after a flight from Las Vegas, where the couple were married in a surprise ceremony in 1966
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Don't drop your chips: Gambling tables in swimming pools allowed guests to keep on playing without leaving the pool 

Don't drop your chips: Gambling tables in swimming pools allowed guests to keep on playing without leaving the pool

Tanya, the Siamese elephant who performed on stage at Dunes Hotel and Casino, joins gamblers at a blackjack table in 1966

Tanya, the Siamese elephant who performed on stage at Dunes Hotel and Casino, joins gamblers at a blackjack table in 1966

The adorned elephant aids gamblers during their game of craps at the Dunes Hotel and Casino in 1966

The adorned elephant aids gamblers during their game of craps at the Dunes Hotel and Casino in 1966

Rock 'n' roll crooner Elvis Presley performs at the Las Vegas International Hotel in the August of 1969

Rock 'n' roll crooner Elvis Presley performs at the Las Vegas International Hotel in the August of 1969

Practise makes perfect! Elvis Presley pictured during a filmed rehearsal before a Las Vegas show in July 1970

Practise makes perfect! Elvis Presley pictured during a filmed rehearsal before a Las Vegas show in July 1970

It's a hard life: Gene Kelly (centre) pictured with the elaborately dressed Folies Bergere showgirls in 1970

It's a hard life: Gene Kelly (centre) pictured with the elaborately dressed Folies Bergere showgirls in 1970

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