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LAST LOOK AT THE SAHARA

 


A sign at the Sahara’s front desk said it all on Sunday night: the 59-year-old icon is closing its doors. The end will come Monday at 2 p.m. Droves of camera-toting visitors filed through the casino for a last look on Sunday night. (Photo by Norm Clarke/Vegas Confidential)
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A table in the Casbar Lounge. The original Casbar Lounge was ground zero for the lounge era in the last 1950’s. (Photo by Norm Clarke/Vegas Confidential)

The Sahara’s marquee. (Photo by Norm Clarke/Vegas Confidential)

One of the Sahara’s front doors. (Photo by Norm Clarke/Vegas Confidential)

A last peek into the House of Lords, the Sahara’s legendary restaurant where hundreds of celebrities dined over the years. That’s Dean Martin in an over-sized photo of the Rat Pack. (Photo by Norm Clarke/Vegas Confidential)

The entrance to the House of Lords. (Photo by Norm Clarke/Vegas Confidential)

A plaque commemorating the Beatles’ 1964 stay at the Sahara. They performed a concert at the old Convention Center. (Photo by Norm Clarke/Vegas Confidential)

The Sahara’s casino floor late Sunday night, the property’s last night of operation. Guests must leave by noon Monday. The Sahara officially closes at 2 p.m. (Photo by Norm Clarke/Vegas Confidential)

A license to thrill. (Photo by Norm Clarke/Vegas Confidential)

A Sahara slot machine token given to Vegas Confidential’s Norm Clarke on Sunday night. (Photo by Norm Clarke/Vegas Confidential)

A chandelier near The Thirsty Camel bar, the Sahara’s version of a center bar. Stay thirsty my friends. (Photo by Norm Clarke/Vegas Confidential)

One of the last souvenirs remaining in the Sahara’s novelty store late Sunday. (Photo by Norm Clarke/Vegas Confidential)

 

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