Credit: Universal Images Group/Alamy The Sands Casino was the centre of "cool" on the Strip, and hosted shows by the Rat Pack - Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford - in the Copa Room in the and Vintage Las Vegas.
Fremont St, Las Vegas, c. Ted Rio Fito at the Fremont Hotel Sky Room. The Diplomats at the Golden Nugget. Lucky Casino has just opened next to Diamond Jim’s Nevada Club. Photos via Jaap van der Horst