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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 HorneSammy Davis Jr.Louis ArmstrongSarah VaughanNat King ColeDuke EllingtonDorothy DandridgeHarry BelafontePearl 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!

For more information on restoration projects, sign lighting events, donations and admission/tour fees, please visit the Neon Museum's Official Website at |

Photo Gallery by: Davron Bowman

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Gear: Nikon D750

Edit: Camera RAW + Adobe Photoshop