Where once every casino on the Strip had an elaborate showgirl production, today it is all Cirque du Soleil, Broadway musicals, Celine and David Copperfield. When the Folies Bergere closed in after a run of Ah, but what a production it was. Literally exploded. Each show used five pounds of explosives and 1, pounds of dry ice.
Best topless shows - Las Vegas Forum
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Sometimes a good Las Vegas show is even better with a little more skin. We've always been fans of stripping down in this city, from topless burlesque shows to swimsuit-optional pools -- however, we're seen some changes when it comes to topless shows in recent months. Jubilee was the longest running show of any kind on the Strip until it closed early this year, and Cherry Boom Boom barely lasted a month before recently shutting down at the Tropicana. But don't worry, there are still plenty of topless shows here in Vegas -- and many, many beautiful ladies to see.
Memories of an Afternoon with a Las Vegas Showgirl
No other icon epitomizes Las Vegas like the showgirl. While Las Vegas has become known primarily as a gambling resort, in fact its entertainment is as important to its tourist industry as gambling. Las Vegas has, in a sense, lived up to its self-promotion as the entertainment capital of the world. The Las Vegas Showgirl, and the shows which exemplified them, have a history all their own. The drawings exhibited here illustrate the shows and productions that epitomize Las Vegas.
By Meghan Keneally. Though she may be far from the Las Vegas strip now, one retired showgirl revels in her memories of her time on the stage. Lisa Medford claims to be the first nearly naked showgirl in Sin City history, saying that as a mere year-old she made her mark by showing up on stage as a 'nude' statue with only glitter and duct tape covering her 'prized real estate'.