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    A View from the Hilton


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    Memories.......sweet memories.

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    Wow, that's a nice photo Gail. Thanks for sharing

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    I love this photo. Oh to go back in time.....

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    More, please Gail, if you feel like it?

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    That is Vegas like I remember it!
    I see pictures of Vegas nowadays and go......
    WHAT??? Am I on the right planet???

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    GREAT PHOTO GAIL!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing it!!! I can only imagine what a COMPLETELY different view there is from that window today!!!

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    That's a great picture Gail. In all the years we lived in California we never got over to Vegas...only Reno and Tahoe...sure wish we had when Elvis was performing there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TotallyInsane View Post
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    Give me the night time view; it's prettier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SweetCaroline View Post
    That is Vegas like I remember it!
    I see pictures of Vegas nowadays and go......
    WHAT??? Am I on the right planet???
    Me too Carole! What people don't understand about Vegas back then is this....the "coolest" light show was either The Golden Nuggett downtown or the LV Hilton marquee. I think young people see the Hilton today and think "yuck...why would Elvis have appeared at someplace so dull and quiet."

    One year we went across the street(wasn't that The Landmark?) to hear Bobbie Gentry. How many of us are old enough to remember her? Or, her one HUGE hit? "Ode To Billie Joe".

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    Here's some for you of the Hilton. Gail, thank you for sharing that photo if you have more please share I LOVE seeing places like they were then...



    "How do I get placed in situations like this? Ah hell, I guess it's all part of showbusiness "~ Elvis in his limo on his way to perform in Omaha, NE on June 19th 1977


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    what i 've done is collect old postcards of the hilton from ebay. the memories. hoo boy! but i've gotta say, when i walk around there, it still feels the same. the makeover kept a lot of the original elements. thank God!
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    Quote Originally Posted by vivalasvegas View Post
    what i 've done is collect old postcards of the hilton from ebay. the memories. hoo boy! but i've gotta say, when i walk around there, it still feels the same. the makeover kept a lot of the original elements. thank God!
    I am so glad to hear you say that. I haven't been back to Las Vegas since Elvis died. I'm afraid that if I do go I may burst into tears when I walk in the Hilton. What are some of the original elements that have stayed the same?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vivalasvegas View Post
    what i 've done is collect old postcards of the hilton from ebay. the memories. hoo boy! but i've gotta say, when i walk around there, it still feels the same. the makeover kept a lot of the original elements. thank God!
    I have a lady friend that moved to Vegas in the mid '60's . I always said I'd go see her and I never did . {shame on me }
    Goodness, when was the last time I was there ? About 30 years ago!
    { not when Elvis was there though} I have a cousin that goes every year . I'll have to tell him about you all.
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    Is that view what Elvis saw when he looked out the window?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRITTERGITTER View Post
    Is that view what Elvis saw when he looked out the window?
    Yeah, except he was a little higher since he was on the top floor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by midnight View Post
    I love this photo. Oh to go back in time.....
    I look back at these old pics and forget how HUGE everyone's cars were back in the 70's. As my kids say..."it looks like you were driving boats down the road."

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    no, that view you see is looking towards the front of the hotel. the suite was in the back of the hotel. he looked over the golf course. (it's still there) from the angle of the suite, elvis couldn't see towards the hotel front.

    in fact... i think that view is from the 3rd floor pool area. the only way to be outside of a window and take a picture.

    wow, i see the stardust and the riv in the distance. just to the right of the border, would have been the landmark.
    and , the gas station that is right on paradise road? on the bottom corner of that piece of desert sand? IT'S STILL THERE.
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    if you get a chance, visit the FLAT ELVIS SITE
    http://members.aol.com/flatelvistour/index.html
    nice views of the hilton, if i do say so
    http://members.aol.com/fetour/fepage8.html
    on this page, i took FE a few places, scroll to the bottom and see where I took him on tour at the Hilton.
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    Well, actually, the Landmark was to the left and not to the right.

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