PHOTOS: MGM Grand Hotel opening anniversary

The MGM Grand Hotel opened in Las Vegas on Dec. 5, 1973.

  • MGM Grand Hotel opening with Alan Hale, Sr. Las Vegas News Bureau

  • MGM Grand Hotel opening with Barbara Eden. Las Vegas News Bureau

  • MGM Grand Hotel opening with Jane Powell, Fred MacMurray and Barbara Eden. Las Vegas News Bureau

  • MGM Grand Hotel opening Fred MacMurray and wife June Haver. Las Vegas News Bureau

  • MGM Grand Hotel opening Dean Martin headlines on stage. Las Vegas News Bureau

  • MGM Grand Hotel opening with actor Cary Grant on stage. Las Vegas News Bureau

  • Chill Wills and Novadeen Googe wedding at the MGM Grand Hotel 2 days after opening. Las Vegas News Bureau

  • Shecky Greene in front of the MGM Grand Hotel 5 days after opening. Las Vegas News Bureau

  • MGM Grand Hotel room 3 weeks after opening. Las Vegas News Bureau

  • Jai-Alai opening at the MGM. Las Vegas News Bureau

  • Aerial of the MGM Grand. Las Vegas News Bureau

  • MGM Grand- Hallelujah Hollywood show. Las Vegas News Bureau