Hey pallies, likes welcome to our latest edition of Dino-amore month, and likes we couldn't think of a better way to swankly start out our 2018 cooler then cool celebration of Dino-amore here at ilovedinomartin then with the noteworthy Dino-news from our Dino's playground 'Vegas baby 'Vegas, that "Forty neon signs that once drew visitors to some of Las Vegas’ most iconic casino-hotels and other venues will shine again for the public starting Thursday night (tonight!) at the Neon Museum."
Likes recently reported in the annals of the blog "FINANCIAL POST." as scribed by Miss Regina Garcia Cano, the post, "Historic Vegas neon signs shine bright for 1st time in years" brought such wonderment to our Dino-hearts as we knows it will bring to all youse Dino-holics as well! Likes on this first day of February in the year of our Dino 2018, these hugely historic awesome artifacts are bein' swankly shared at Las Vegas' Neon Museum. To checks this museum out, simply clicks HERE.
Truth be told pallies this particular post has been picked up all over the ol' world wide web, and the source we site is just one of a ton of places spreadin' the news! And, of course pallies our most beloved Dino is front and center in this energetic efforts. As stated below and as the tag of this Dino-gram, " As the Binion’s horseshoe flickers in shades of gold and red, Dean Martin croons “I Love Vegas.” Youse can read all 'bout this below and by clickin' on the tag of this Dino-gram to goes directly to the "FINANCIAL POST."
Likes it was just a few 'go, likes Monday of this very Dino-week that we had shared a youtube vid shot in 'Vegas baby 'Vegas with our delightful Dino's croonin' of "I Love Vegas" as background music, and likes, of course, we simply musta shares it 'gain this very Dino-day! We really revel in this neater then neat news and trust that tons and tons of pallies visitin' the Neon Museum and hearin' our Dino's coolest of cool croon of "Vegas" will bring 'em closer and closer to our main man!
Yours in Dino,
Dino Martin Peters
Regina Garcia Cano
LAS VEGAS — As Frank Sinatra asks Lady Luck to stick around, the neon red lights of one of Las Vegas’ most famous towering signs appear to dance under the night sky, revealing a beating heart and the rest of the marquee of a famed casino-hotel. Other rusted, dusted and broken neon signs in a large gravel lot ringed by a security wall appear to light up with neon not seen for decades as other classic tunes play in the background.
But these former Sin City landmarks are missing light bulbs and some of the remaining are cracked or hang by a wire. They have not being restored and are not plugged to a power outlet. Augmented reality tests last week made it look like many of the city’s famed neon signs are burning brightly again.
Forty neon signs that once drew visitors to some of Las Vegas’ most iconic casino-hotels and other venues will shine again for the public starting Thursday night at the Neon Museum, but not a single one of their lights will truly be on. The unrestored marquees, worn by the beating sun and twisted by desert winds, are being brought back to life thanks to projection mapping, a type of augmented reality created by projecting life-like digital animations of the signs onto the hulking metal.
“We are combining art, history and technology in this space,” said Neon Museum president and chief executive officer Rob McCoy.
He added: “This is Las Vegas as it was. It is very emotional. Even people who don’t live here, but live around the United States or around the world, they all have in their heads a romantic image of Las Vegas, and it’s usually that vintage, neon Las Vegas.”
The signs on display include the Golden Nugget, Lady Luck, Binion’s Horseshoe and the first four futuristic-looking letters of the Stardust because the sign at the museum is missing the “dust” part of it.
The 30-minute immersive experience presented after sunset allows visitors to walk freely around the outdoor gallery and get close to the signs. A soundtrack that includes Elvis Presley’s “Night Life,” “Mr. Sandman” by The Chordettes and Ella Fitzgerald’s “I’m Beginning to See The Light” plays in tandem with each sign that is illuminated.
Neon signs were introduced to the United States at the 1893 World Fair in Chicago. But no city embraced the luminous tube lights quite like Las Vegas. Dozens of those now-retired signs are housed at the museum but not all remain functional, leaving it up to visitors to imagine what the marquees looked like decades ago. Restoring the signs can cost tens of thousands of dollars each so using projection mapping is a cheaper process to show what they once looked like lighted up.
Digital artist and designer Craig Winslow used photos, drone video and other references to digitally recreate each sign, bulb by bulb. He then used a scanning process to determine the precise placement of eight projectors to ensure the alignment of the content with the bulbs, rusted metal and tubes of the signs.
“There are moments here where there’s no bulb, but I’ve created a digital bulb that is in its place,” Winslow said. “From far away it just looks like the sign is lit. You get up closer, and you realize all these are broken or there are missing bulbs or hanging bulbs.”
As the Binion’s horseshoe flickers in shades of gold and red, Dean Martin croons “I Love Vegas.” Meanwhile, Presley’s “Viva Las Vegas” blasts as the set of the Stardust letters shine.
Historical footage of this gambling oasis will also be projected onto the signs, showing Liberace playing the piano and gamblers playing table games.
“Whether they come by car, rail or circle the city and dropping by plane, their eyes pop wide open with their first glimpse of Las Vegas,” a historical narration plays right before the signs begin to light up. “A city whose head is wreathed in garlands of neon signs, and a city of storybook west.”