Today on Museum Bites we’re celebrating the good old reliable and versatile chair. Not only can they be folded, stacked, rocked, reclined and spun, chairs can serve as a handy step stool, makeshift lock, or sought-after commodity in a popular children’s game.
If you’ve learned anything from the movie Footloose (1984) (The Bacon version is better…isn’t everything better with Bacon?) you know you can’t keep those meddling kids from provocative and rhythmic dancing.
Casinos offered pricey penthouses and rooftop seating, while picnickers flocked to favorable vantage points. The paparazzi jockeyed for a closer view, eager to capture the firestorm on film.
Las Vegas is a town where big, bright and bold is best. The city’s high rollers regularly implode the old properties to make way for the new. Fortunately, the Neon Museum continues to collect and preserve Las Vegas’s architectural history.
Step back in time to post-World War II when Chuck Berry rocked the airwaves, Marilyn sizzled on screen, Salk saved us from polio, and the Boomers were born. Flush with post-war prosperity, many families migrated to the burbs and new homes with a modern flare.