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Flamingo Hilton Photograph Collection (PH-00127)

Abstract

The Flamingo Hilton Photograph Collection (1980-1991) contains photographic prints and slides of the Flamingo Hotel and later the Flamingo Hilton property in Las Vegas, Nevada. Images depict the exterior, swimming pool, and restaurant from approximately 1947 and interiors of the Third Tower rooms from the 1990s. The collection also contains two illustrations by Rissman and Rissman Associates, Ltd. of Flamingo properties designed for Laughlin and Reno, Nevada.

Finding Aid - PDF
Date
1980 to 1991
Extent
0.10 Cubic Feet (1 folder, 1 shared binder of slides)
0.10 Linear Feet
Resource Type
Collection
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Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials in this collection may be protected by copyrights and other rights. See Reproductions and Use on the UNLV Special Collections and Archives website for more information about reproductions and permissions to publish.

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Scope and Contents

The Flamingo Hilton Photograph Collection (1980-1991) contains photographic prints and slides of the Flamingo Hotel and later the Flamingo Hilton property in Las Vegas, Nevada. Images depict the exterior, swimming pool, and restaurant from approximately 1947 and interiors of the Third Tower rooms from the 1990s. The collection also contains two illustrations by Rissman and Rissman Associates, Ltd. of Flamingo properties designed for Laughlin and Reno, Nevada.

Biographical / Historical Note

Originally began by Billy Wilkerson and completed by Bugsy Siegel, the Flamingo Hotel opened in 1946. After an ownership change, the Flamingo Hotel became known as the Fabulous Flamingo and developed into a popular resort in the 1950s. In 1967, Kirk Kerkorian purchased the property. He sold it to the Hilton Corporation in 1972 and in 1974 they renamed the it the Flamingo Hilton. It remained the Flamingo Hilton until Hilton sold the property in 1998.

Source:

Jeff Burbank. Online Nevada Encyclopedia, "Flamingo Hotel." 2010. http://www.onlinenevada.org/articles/flamingo-hotel (accessed January 4, 2018).

Arrangement

Materials remain in the order they were received.

Related Materials

The following resource may provide additional information related to the materials in this collection:

Flamingo Hilton Hotel Records, 1946-1983. MS-00239. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Preferred Citation

Flamingo Hilton Photograph Collection, 1980-1991. PH-00127. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

EAD ID
US::NVLN::PH00127
Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were donated in 1985 by David P. Verbon; accession number 85-10.

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In 2021, Sarah Jones created the finding aid in ArchivesSpace using metadata from Digital Collections.

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