Mobster “Bugsy” Siegel constructed the Flamingo Hotel and Casino “The West’s Greatest Resort Hotel” on the Las Vegas Strip and opened it for business on December 26, 1946. Today we fast forward about ten years to this view that was taken in the mid-to-late 1950s of the complex and it includes the famous “Champagne Tower” on the far right complete with bubbles and neon lights.
The front row in the parking lot makes “Sin City” look like a GM town. Other than the 1956 DeSoto convertible third from the left of the photo, all for the other vehicles in this line are manufactured by General Motors. Note the pink or salmon-colored Cadillac convertible on the far right with what appears to be a “Carson Top.” View this mid-1960s Flamingo Hotel image posted here earlier.
Please share with us what you find of interest in this photograph courtesy of the UNLV Libraries.