Still on "Cloud Nine"

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Wed Feb 16 22:28:38 UTC 2000

     From LAS VEGAS: PLAYTOWN U.S.A. (1955) by Katharine Best and Katharine Hillyer, pg. 58:

     The opening of the plush resort hotel, the New Frontier, on April 5, 1955, was, even for _premiere_-pampered Las Vegans (Don't these guys eat meat?--ed.), an event of interest.
     (Continued on page 59--ed.)
     Chandeliers in the shape of men from outer space, flying saucers and spinning planets hung from raspberry _glace_ and daphne pink ceilings.  Walls of diadem violet and Ruby Lake magenta displayed three-dimensional amethyst murals depicting the twelve signs of the zodiac.  The cocktail lounge was named Cloud 9, the dining room was called Planet, and the theater-restaurant was known as Venus.

    I ordered two newspapers the Library of Congress said it had--the Las Vegas Review-Journal and the Las Vegas Sun.  The Review-Journal is just one volume, and that's in storage.  The Sun is not on the shelf.

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