Modern Marvels

Season 6 Episode 2

Las Vegas Hotels

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Aug 03, 1998 on The History Channel



  • Trivia

    • The Caesars shopping complex cost over 100 million dollars to build. It draws about 30,000 visitors a day.

    • When the MGM Grand opened in 1993, it took 39 armored cars two nights to move the $3.5 million in quarters necessary to run the casino.

    • The 120 foot high sign in front of Circus Circus, featuring Lucky the Clown, was built in 1968 for a cost of one million dollars. The hotel itself cost just 15 million.

    • The gambling and tourism industry in Las Vegas generates more revenue annually than any other. Only the U.S. Mint generates money faster.

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • Alan Hess
      Author, "Viva Las Vegas, After Hours Architecture"

      Jan Laverty Jones
      Former Mayor, City of Las Vegas

      Anthony A. Marnell II

      Frank Wright

      Joel D. Bergman

      Steven Izenour
      Co-Author, "Learning from Las Vegas"

      Terry Dougall
      Theme Designer

      F. Neal Gaskin, Jr

    • Writer: Noah Morowitz
      Producer: Noah Morowitz
      Associate Producer: Sirdhar Dasari
      Editor: Robert Potter
      Creator: Bruce Nash
      Producer: Bruce Nash
      Narrator: Harlan Saperstein
      Music: Alan Ett
      Senior Production Executive: Jack Seifert
      Production Finance Supervisor: Paul Dzilvelis
      Production Manager: Philip Wallnutt
      Post Production Supervisor: Mike Parente
      Camera Operator: Gene Hulsman
      Camera Operator: Chuck Lang
      Field Audio: Tom Echlin
      Field Audio: John Packer
      Researcher: Rick Benavides
      Researcher: Terri Fox
      Researcher: Barry Hill
      Post Production Coordinator: Scott Berkson
      Archive & Audio Coordinator: Derrick McDaniel
      Assistant Editor: Lou Laprocido
      Assistant Editor: Spencer Keimon
      Online Editor: David Rex
      Audio Post Production: Media City Sound
      Sound Mixer: Mark Jensen
      Graphics: Barry Hill
      Footage Consultant: Ted Troll
      Assistant Production Accountant: Linda Scribner
      Assistant Production Accountant: Thia Kulma
      Assistant to Don Cambou: Tim Shell
      Production Assistant: Keith Dols
      Production Assistant: Harris Cohen
      Production Assistant: Gary Reid
      Production Assistant: Troy Barbour

      Special Thanks:
      Caesars Palace
      The Forum Shops at Caesars
      Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
      MGM Grand Hotel/Casino
      Mirage Resorts, Inc
      Nevada State Museum and Historical Society
      New York, New York
      Stratosphere Hotel and Casino
      Venturi Scott Brown/Peter Schlaifer

      Series Manager: Elyse Miranda
      Executive Producer: Charlie Maday

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