Leonard Charles Kazor View of Circus Circus and the Landmark Tower Acrylic c 1969 P849

The past leaves few traces in Las Vegas. This energetic acrylic sketch of of the Vegas cityscape circa 1969 by Leonard Kazor is all the more precious for it.

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Circus Circus was opened on October 18, 1968 by Jay Sarno, becoming the flagship casino for Circus Circus Enterprises. Architects Rissman and Rissman Associates designed a giant circus tent shaped main structure, which was built by R.C. Johnson Construction of Las Vegas. At its opening, the $15 million facility only included a casino. The lack of a hotel resulted in financial problems, as the casino was not able to attract high rollers. The facility was expanded with hotel tower additions in 1972, 1980, 1985 and 1986 and 1996.

The Landmark Tower was a hotel/casino located in Paradise, Nevada. The Landmark opened on July 1, 1969 and closed on August 8, 1990. At 5:35AM on November 7, 1995, the Landmark was demolished in seventeen seconds. The demolition was filmed and used in Mars Attacks!.