Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The Rat Pack At The Sands

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Pallies, I sure would love to have been around to check out the Rat Pack at the Sands back in the day. That would have been the coolest, hippest, and swingiest show ever. These cool cats definitely ruled Vegas.

I'm not sure if these three pictures here are from the Sands or not, but I thought I would post them. You'll have to correct me if I'm wrong.

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14 comments:

Nancy Sinatra Fan said...

I love these pictures. I would have really enjoyed to have been able to visit the Sands during this era. I can only imagine how much fun it would have been to see these guys.

The King Of Cool said...

Hey there. I know what you mean. If I could go back in a time machine, this is definitely one place I would be visiting.

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie Keith, likes have you ever noticed that our Dino is always likes the center of attention in the pack...as it Dino-oughta be?!??!?!??!

gilligan said...

Man, did Joey Bishop EVER smile?
If I had the opportunity to hang with Frank and the boys in Vegas, I think you'd have to surgically remove the grin from my face.

I guess that was part of his shtick.

The King Of Cool said...

Hey pallie DMP. Yeah, I've noticed that. Of course, he should definitely always be. He was the life of the party. Cheers!

The King Of Cool said...

Hey Gilligan. I know what you mean. It did always seem like Joey never smiled. Being that Joey was so boring and dull, you would think he would be happy that these cool cats would let him hang with them. I know I would be smiling from ear to ear if I could have hung out with those guys.

Glenn Bishop "Bish The Magish" said...

that was a cool post and very cool pictures. Thanks King of cool.

Glenn Bishop

The King Of Cool said...

Hey Glenn. Your welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for your comments. Cheers!

sushay said...

The only place in Vegas that has that old Vegas feel to me is Binion's Horsehoe. They've got a steak place upstairs that you could picture Dino and the pack enjoying a steak and scotch and cigar.
Vegas will never be the same...

Keith said...

Hey Sue. Thanks for the comments. That place sounds awesome. What's weird is that I've never been to Vegas. I almost don't want to go since it's not like the Vegas of the Rat Pack era. That's the Vegas I want, not what it's become.

Susan said...

I think you might still like it. If you get a chance go. The lifestyle is still there, it's really just the buildings that change.

Keith said...

Hey Sue. Don't get me wrong. I would still go if given the chance. I guess I just mourn the loss of what I've seen of what the Rat Pack Vegas looked like.

Paul Altobelli said...

My father, Don Altobell, too, the first at the 500 Club in Atlantic City. Visit http://xponentialmusic.org/blogs/885mmmm/2007/08/31/memories-of-dean-frank-sammy-at-the-500-club/ for the story behind the photo. For other Dean, Frank, and Sammy photos visit http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulaltobelli/sets/72157600004047466/.

Keith said...

Hello Paul. Thanks for the comments. It was nice hearing from you. I appreciate the links. I'll be sure to check those out. Cheers!