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

By 11 months ago

Las Vegas is one of the most famous cities in the world. The glitz and the glam and the thought of becoming rich quick drew people from around the world. In its earliest days, legends like Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and the rest of the Rat Pack roamed the town on a daily basis, and the nightlife was robust and over-the-top. Las Vegas is unapologetically gaudy, flashy, and downright sinful. Hey, they don’t call it Sin City for nothing.

Take a look at this collection of never-before-scene photos from the early days of the infamous City of Lights in all its wonder—you may not believe your eyes…

Poolside at El Rancho

Pictured here are some bathing beauties taking a dip in the swimming pool at El Rancho hotel in 1942. Though the world was at war, Las Vegas created the perfect escape from reality for vacationers.

Down in the Sands

Pictured here is a glitzy dance show at the Sands Hotel in December 1952. The hotel played host to some of the biggest performers of the time, including Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Dean Martin. Pop culture came alive here, and in the photos to come, you will see how…

Sultan of Swoon

Before Britney and Celine hit the strip, Vegas shows were dominated by male crooners like Frank Sinatra and others from the Rat Pack. Pictured here, in a photo from 1955 taken at the Dunes Hotel, the Sultan of Swoon is surrounded by a harem of Vegas beauties, and beauties were a common sight to behold in Sin City…