The Allure of Sin City: Never-Before-Seen Photos of the Glory Days of Las Vegas

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The Bluebell Girls – Live!

Here are the Bluebell Girls in action in one of their larger-than-life Vegas shows. These beauties came all the way from the Lido Nightclub in Paris to dazzle patrons at the Stardust Resort and Casino with their ethereal beauty. The dancers performed on platforms suspended from the ceiling of the Stardust Hotel, pictured here in 1958.

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Gambling with Dumbo


Like any typical casino, the Dunes hosted plenty of classic Las Vegas shows, including ones featuring an elephant by the name of Tanya. In between performances, Tanya would sometimes gamble with the customers, as was the case in this photo from 1966. Elephants and showgirls, what more could a Vegas sinner ask for?

 

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