Have you been to the Neon Museum lately? In front of the Museum, in the median along Las Vegas Boulevard north, is the famous Silver Slipper. The sign rotated on top of the Silver Slipper Gambling Hall & Saloon, which opened in 1950 and closed in 1988. For many years now the slipper has been on display with a silver, gold and red paint theme (consistent with its time during the later years at the casino). Now the slipper has been restored to its original silver, gold and blue paint theme.
The Silver Slipper sign currently sits along Las Vegas' National Scenic Byway stretch, which is along Las Vegas Boulevard between Sahara and Washington. See below for photos of the newly re-painted sign, the prior color scheme, as well as an old home movie of the Silver Slipper atop the casino back in 1956!
The Silver Slipper, installed in the median on Las Vegas Boulevard north, has been restored to its original color combination by the @NeonMuseum. It first appeared at the Silver Slipper casino in the 1950s. #vegas #silverslipper pic.twitter.com/lCn9saTh6u— Mick Akers (@mickakers) August 7, 2018
Silver Slipper from the old Silver Slipper Casino Las Vegas From Wikipedia "On April 30, 1968, the Silver Slipper was purchased by businessman Howard Hughes for $5.4 million in his famous spending spree of buying Vegas properties, which included the Frontier next door. He purchased the casino because he was afraid that the toe of the slipper, that faced the window of his Desert Inn penthouse, could contain a photographer taking pictures of him. After several attempts at requesting that the slipper be turned off, Hughes purchased the casino, turned off the lights and had the rotating mechanism dismantled. The Silver Slipper was sealed, so no one could enter." ▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪ #photosbyamaryllis - link in bio #silverslipper #casino #lasvegas #nevada #sign #weho #westhollywood #losangeles #dtla #la #photooftheday #travel #travelingtheworld #instadaily #igers #lastory #lalife #ilovela #discoverla #ig_losangeles #insta_la #laart #insta_losangeles #igerslosangeles #california_igers #california #californiacaptures #abc7eyewitness #nikond750