The glitz and grit of Vegas are compelling, fascinating and hard to resist... no wonder that Hollywood has immortalised the casino town over the years! The bright lights and buzz of the Vegas strip make a perfect backdrop for tales of glamour, excitement and dreams coming true.
Hollywood’s love affair with Vegas dates as far back as the 1950s. The Rat Pack – Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr, James Dean and their pack of party animals - brought casino glamour firmly into style and onto the big screen. Sipping a martini in the high rollers lounge, playing for high stakes and loving every second of it.
The world was a completely different place five decades later, but Hollywood took us right back to that old-school Vegas glamour with Ocean’s Eleven, the slick, high-budget remake of a Rat Pack casino classic. Starring the new Rat Pack – Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Matt Damon and the Farrelly brothers – the film was a hit. The suits were sharp and the women gorgeous… but the background reflected the stylish modern casino, complete with art galleries and state-of-the-art technology.
It just goes to show: Hollywood and Vegas may change, but casino glamour – the sounds, the style, the smooth operators – never dies.
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