Lighting The Iconic Moulin Rouge Sign At The Neon Museum- Las Vegas
Moulin Rouge- An Iconic Las Vegas Neon Sign Steeped In History
The Moulin Rouge is renowned for its major role in ending racial diversity in casino/hotel settings throughout the United States- starting in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Upon opening, it was the first fully integrated casino/hotel in the U.S. Fully integrated from top to bottom, employees, patrons, and entertainers. In fact, most of the entertainers at the Moulin Rouge were famous black artists of the time- including Lena Horne, Sammy Davis Jr., Louis Armstrong, Sarah Vaughan, Nat King Cole, Duke Ellington, Dorothy Dandridge, Harry Belafonte, Pearl Bailey, and Count Basie.
In 1992 the iconic landmark was listed on the National Register Of Historic Places, and in 2020, after years of diligent restoration work and tons of generous donations- the Neon Museum of Las Vegas unveiled and lit the original Moulin Rouge sign.
It was a sincere honor to be requested to cover the event, and a privilege to be able to share this photo gallery with countless fans from across the world!
Photo Gallery by: Davron Bowman
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Gear: Nikon D750
Edit: Camera RAW + Adobe Photoshop