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Greetings from Las Vegas

Peter Moruzzi

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

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The story of early to mid-twentieth-century Las Vegas in its gilded age, told through a collection of photos, picture postcards, matchbooks, ads, and other vintage ephemera. Featured are glimpses of Fremont Street and the world-renowned Las Vegas Strip, landmarks such as the Sands and Riviera hotel casinos, and the cream of Hollywood glitterati.

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