A Trip Down Memory Lane: My Dad’s Unforgettable Vegas Adventure in 1961

Las Vegas, the glittering oasis in the heart of the Nevada desert, has always been synonymous with entertainment, excitement, and a touch of glamour. It was in the year 1961 that my dad travel to this iconic city with his parents.  He took his camera along at a time when not everyone did.

It’s a shame because the city was vibrant, classic cars roamed the streets, and people dressed to the nines.  Everyone is picture ready.

Pioneer Club - Vintage Vegas

Nevada Club

The Sultan at the Old Dunes.

Dunes Hotel 1961

The streets were lined with classic cars of the era, their sleek designs adding to the charm of the city. As they strolled along, they marveled at the gleaming fins and polished chrome of vehicles such as the Cadillac Eldorado and Ford Thunderbird.  Note the movie.  “Boys Night Out.”

Las Vegas 1962


In today’s world, everyone’s a photographer thanks to smartphones and social media. We snap photos left and right, but the more pictures we take, the less interesting things there are to capture? It’s a paradox that challenges our perception of photography.


Def a guy with a satchel of money.


Grandpa and Mom-Mom along with a friend.


Is that a $5.00 or $500.


Looks more like an Arcade.


Spin the wheel


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