Tag Archives: Las Vegas

Notes on “Viva Las Vegas”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: “Viva Las Vegas” pulls off a nifty trick: it uses the corporatization of Elvis to augment and comment on his appeal. Elvis plays Lucky Jackson, a racecar driver whose fortunes belie his name. Ann-Margret is the … Continue reading

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Weekend Read

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Our friend Lloyd’s final project before his death was an adaptation of a spec script he wrote during his Hollywood days that has just been published on Kindle: Las Vegas in the 1950s — a glamorous black chanteuse . … Continue reading

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Neon Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Downtown Vegas ca. 1948-1950. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Architecture Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: The ceiling of the Venetian casino in Las Vegas, photo by me. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Neon Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: The El Cortez Hotel in downtown Las Vegas. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Restaurant Scene Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: To piggyback on Paleo Retiree’s recent post, I caught this couple at the table next to me a few months ago. They were on their phones most of the time I observed them. There wasn’t much conversation.

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Carnevino at the Palazzo

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Apparently it’s Carnivore Weekend here at UR, because along with PR’s post about the dee-licious Umami Burger, I thought I’d share a few shots of one of Vegas’ best steakhouses. As the picture above shows, Carnevino is … Continue reading

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Somewhere on the Road to Vegas

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Downtown Vegas Neon

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Here are a few snaps of Vegas neon from my latest trip there a few weeks ago. I shall not rest until I’ve collected every sign in the city. Related My first gallery of Vegas neon. My post … Continue reading

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I Can’t Even Remember What It Was I Came Here To Get Away From: An Interview With Lloyd Fonvielle

Blowhard, Esq. writes: If you’re a regular visitor here, you’ve probably seen one of us mention friend-of-the-blog Lloyd Fonvielle before. I met Lloyd about a year and a half ago on Facebook where he’s a lively and generous presence. We struck … Continue reading

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