The Flamingo Hotel, in 1946. Bugsy Seigel’s Desert Dream

The Flamingo Hotel, in 1946. Bugsy Seigel’s Desert Dream

Originally uploaded by JoeDuck.

An image of early Las Vegas – the Flamingo Hotel – from pictures on the wall at the Tropicana. I was struck by how modest and small these original hotels seem by modern standards, especially those of Las Vegas where resort palaces like the Wynn and MGM now tower above the Flamingo and Tropicana, themselves huge versions of their original humbly gangsteresque Las Vegas beginnings.

37 thoughts on “The Flamingo Hotel, in 1946. Bugsy Seigel’s Desert Dream

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