Archive for October 2015

Behind the Scenes of North by Northwest

The Nevada Preservation Foundation has teamed up with the Velveteen Rabbit for a fun night of Hitchcock horror, architecture and cocktails! On the evening of October 12 at 7pm, we will be showing Alfred Hitchcock’s award-winning, 1959 film North by Northwest, showcasing not only what is considered a timeless masterpiece in film and art, but…

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Hugh E. Taylor Named to UNLV’s Hall of Fame

I remember the first time I went to meet Mr. Taylor and his wonderful wife Priscilla. My husband and I were trying to figure out what had originally been in the place of a 1960s floor-to-ceiling bar in our living room. At that meeting, I not only got to see the plans for my house…

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A Cinderella Story: the Bel Air

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. When the Los Angeles builder, Curtis Summers, developed nine blocks of tract homes on and near Oakey Boulevard between Spencer and Eastern, he called it the Bel Air. Not only did he evoke the name of one of the most prestigious neighborhoods of his hometown, he built the…

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Las Vegas Street Names – the History Behind the Signs You See Every Day

Have you ever wondered what inspired the names of the streets in Las Vegas? Some names seem obvious- such as Dean Martin Way or Frank Sinatra Drive, which are named after the famous crooners who once graced the lounges of Las Vegas. Also, who can’t figure out that Sahara Avenue, Sands Avenue, Tropicana Avenue, Flamingo…

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