When former Las Vegas Strip resorts are imploded they always draw big crowds even though most are in the middle of the night. People have been wondering when the implosion of the Riviera would be announced well on June 14th at 2am the implosion of the long time Strip property will begin with the implosion of the Monaco Tower. An implosion date for the Monte Carlo tower has not been announced yet but will be forthcoming.
The collection of Pathe newsreels from the 1900’s of has been added to You Tube, the historical collection from the former British news agency includes a treasure trove of reporting of major events in history as well as the more whimsical. Most of the newsreels are in black and white but there are some color ones such as the above report about the Wild West and Las Vegas in 1969. If you want to just get to seeing how Las Vegas was in 1969 just skip ahead in the above video to see some of the great resorts from the past .