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Las Vegas Nevada USA 1952 stock footage and images

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Street scenes in Las Vegas, Nevada during early 1950s showing clubs, casinos, and brief parade scenes

Life in Las Vegas, Nevada. A man and a woman walk down a street. People walk past stores, clubs, and casinos such as the Savoy during the day time. A parade comes down a street with the band members in highland outfits. Drum majorettes strut ahead. Scene changes to an intersection with traffic and cars passing by. Signs visible for Overland Hotel, Hotel Sal Sagey, Las Vegas Club, Monte Carlo. U.S. Marines in "B" uniform walking in front of the Swinging Door Saloon, and a man leads two white mules down the sidewalk behind them.

Date: 1952, May 1
Duration: 29 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Women enjoy a drink at the Flamingo Hotel bar in Las Vegas, Nevada.

A bar at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Two women at the bar as they enjoy a drink. A sign at the bar reads "Flamingo's A bomb, $1." (the drink is named after the Atomic Bomb, tested not far from Las Vegas). The women sip the drink through a straw.

Date: 1952
Duration: 36 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
An officer briefs the press after the testing of a nuclear device at Nevada test range outside Las Vegas, Nevada.

Nuclear device test on Nevada test range near Las Vegas, Nevada. Newsmen and U.S. Military officers at the test site. The newsmen gathered around an officer as they question him after the conduct of test. The officer briefs the press. An aircraft in flight.

Date: 1952, March 22
Duration: 1 min 13 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
A parade down Fremont Street in Las Vegas Nevada for the crew of the Memphis Belle.

A parade held on the streets of Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. The parade held for the crew of the B-17 "Memphis Belle." Men on horses. A man riding a horse holds a U.S. flag. The crew rides in a jeep in the parade. Landmark buildings in Las Vegas before the "glitter gulch" days are seen, including Bank of Nevada; the Jack Pot Casino with a small amount of neon lighting; the Boulder Club with somewhat more neon lighting; the Apache Lounge, Cafe, and Hotel with its art deco signage at the Corner of Fremont and Second, and the El Portal Theatre at 310 Fremont Street which was the city's first movie theater; a directional arrow sign for the Hotel Sal Sagev (Las Vegas spelled backwards). After the parade on Fremont Street, the crew moves on to Las Vegas Army Airfield (today it is Nellis Air Force Base). They gather on a raised speaker's stand near the nose of the B-17 Memphis Belle. Troops assembled on the airfield, B-17, and crew of the Memphis Belle. The crew is introduced and the Memphis Belle crew members address the gathered soldiers. A United States Army Air Force band plays. A crowd around the Memphis Belle after the ceremonies. (World War II period).

Date: 1943, October
Duration: 3 min 35 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Soldiers at Camp Desert Rock watch testing of nuclear weapon at Yucca Flats near Las Vegas, Nevada during Desert Rock exercises

Desert Rock Exercises (Desert Rock IV) underway for testing of nuclear weapon at Yucca Flats area of Nevada Proving Ground outside Las Vegas, Nevada. Test shot Dog. Squad tents pitched to form a bivouac area at Camp Desert Rock, south of Camp Mercury. Mountains in the background. Giant white cloud of smoke rises from behind the mountains due to detonation of nuclear weapon during Operation Tumbler-Snapper. This was shot "Dog," a 19 kiloton TX-7 device airdrop in Area 7. A mushroom cloud forms. Soldiers watch the smoke rising after the testing of the nuclear bomb device known as Dog.

Date: 1952, May 1
Duration: 3 min 33 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Marines look into emplacements and foxholes at Yucca Flats in Las Vegas, Nevada during nuclear testing Desert Rock Exercises.

Operation Desert Rock at Yucca Flats in Las Vegas, Nevada. Marines in tan overalls and wearing marine utility caps stand around Marine Corps jeeps near Yucca Flats, an atomic bomb test area. Two marines drive away in a jeep. An aircraft in flight as it leaves a vapor trail. The marines stand in desert as they wear utilities, cartridge belts, helmets. The marines carry rifles and BAR's( Browning Automatic Rifle). A small self propelled gun and LVT ( Landing Vehicle Tracked) in the background. A small board sticks out of sand. The marines walk by emplacements and look down into a foxhole. A member of a radiation team. A walkie talkie laid on the ground. Batteries and other equipment on the ground preceding test shot Dog of Operation Tumbler-Snapper.

Date: 1952, May 1
Duration: 1 min 44 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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