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Sands Hotel Collection
Coll #: MS-00417
Date: 1952 - 1977 (bulk 1952-1972)
Extent: 40 boxes, 10 oversize boxes, 1 flat folder (32.2 cubic feet, 36.88 linear feet)
The Sands Hotel Public Relations Records document the history of the Las Vegas casino hotel resort from 1952 to 1977. It is comprised primarily of photographs, mostly 8x10 black-and- white prints, color prints, and transparencies. Most were produced by the Las Vegas News Bureau. Also included are newspaper clippings, brochures, press releases, and inter-office memos relating to the advertising and promotion department. Materials also include reels of 16mm film of the Sands opening, various shows and events including Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin's "Summit Meeting" performances with the Rat Pack, and footage from various television productions featuring the Sands.
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