Video: Travel Back in Time to ’60s Las Vegas


Watching this beautiful 16mm video of Las Vegas back in 1962 is like flipping through a book of photos from a vacation that your grandparents took long before you were born; and in fact, filmmaker Jeff Altman put it together using home movie footage that his grandfather shot nearly 40 years ago in the Kodachrome format. The colors have a soft, faded quality to them, and the city itself is unrecognizable — this was before the Howard Hughes-led development frenzy on the Strip, when smaller casinos still ruled the town. Click through to view the magical clip, and let us know the comments if you, like us, wish that we could bring the old Vegas back.

[via @Very Short List]