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LVCVA marks 75 years with iconic Las Vegas images

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)– The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) archive assortment has documented Las Vegas’ historical past and helped promote tourism to Southern Nevada since 1947 making this year mark its seventy fifth anniversary.

The LVCVA will mark the anniversary of its Las Vegas Bureau assortment by curating and presenting a few of the most iconic photograph’s of the gathering to the general public for the primary time.

The assortment started as a part of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce in 1947 with the objective of selling Southern Nevada and all its choices. Over the years, the gathering has develop into a precious useful resource for the information media, films, documentaries, and researchers with lots of the images gaining worldwide acclaim.

“For decades the Las Vegas News Bureau has played an integral role in promoting tourism to Las Vegas, documenting and sharing worldwide the sights and sounds of our dynamic city,” mentioned Steve Hill, president and CEO of the LVCVA. “We are thrilled to showcase the iconic images that have become synonymous with Las Vegas.”

There are greater than 7 million images, 11,000 items of movie and video, and 1,300-linear-feet of manuscripts and artifacts, the archive is estimated to be the most important and most complete post-World War II assortment of southern Nevada imagery on this planet.

To rejoice this milestone, the LVCVA created a web site that options a few of the most well-known images from the gathering, starting with the 75 most iconic images primarily based on how steadily the images have been requested and printed.

Additional photograph collections, together with celebrities, leisure, downtown, then & now, sports activities, implosions, and extra can be launched on-line often all through the celebration. Other anniversary programming will embrace resort accomplice integrations, a social media marketing campaign, and particular occasions.

“If it were not for the Las Vegas New Bureau, essential elements of the visual history of Las Vegas starting in the late 1940s would not have been recorded and, just as important, preserved,” mentioned Bob Stoldal, retired tv information government and Las Vegas historian. “From its group of talented film and still photographers, the archives of the News Bureau continue to provide a unique record of the development of Las Vegas, as well as Southern Nevada. History comes alive thanks to the Las Vegas News Bureau.”

To try the web site for the seventy fifth anniversary celebration and extra data, go to Las Vegas History | Las Vegas News Bureau 75th Anniversary (lvcva.com).

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