Neon Museum hosting special program to honor Moulin Rouge
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The Neon Museum in downtown Las Vegas is celebrating the 58th anniversary of the famed Moulin Rouge casino with a special program tonight.
Filmmaker Stan Armstrong will show portions of his latest project -- "The Misunderstood Legend of the Las Vegas Moulin Rouge."
Also on hand will be the director of Oral History Research Center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and professor of history Dr. Michael Green.
The evening will begin with a meet and greet at 5 p.m. for Neon Museum members only. Doors open to public at 5:30 and the program will begin promptly at 6 p.m.
The Moulin Rouge sign is one of the more than 150 neon signs at the Neon Museum's Boneyard exhibition area.
The Moulin Rouge hotel and casino opened on May 25, 1955.
It was the first integrated hotel and casino in the United States. Black singers and musicians such as Lena Horne, Sammy Davis Jr., Nat King Cole, Harry Belafonte and Pearl Bailey would perform there often.